17 Apr 2014

Gold medallists lead shooting team

4:26 pm on 17 April 2014

A nine-strong shooting team's been named for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Delhi gold medallists Mike Collings and John Snowden will compete in the full-bore rifle, while 21-year old Jenna McKenzie from Lumsden will become the first New Zealander to shoot in all three small bore rifle events at an elite competition.

Just McKenzie and Ricky Zhao will be competing at their first Commonwealth Games this July.

Athletics has won the most Commonwealth Games medals for New Zealand with 151, followed by cycling with 86 and swimming with 77.

Shooting team:

John Snowden - Men's Full-Bore and Full-Bore Pairs Rifle

Mike Collings - Men's Full-Bore and Full-Bore Pairs Rifle

Natalie Rooney - Clay Target - Women's Trap

Myles Browne-Cole - Clay Target - Men's Trap

Ricky Zhao - Men's 50m Pistol

Jenna MacKenzie - Smallbore Rifle - Women's 10m Air Rifle, Women's Prone Rifle and Women's 3P

Sally Johnston - Smallbore Rifle - Women's Prone Rifle

Martin Hunt - Smallbore Rifle - Men's Prone Rifle

Ryan Taylor - Smallbore Rifle - Men's Prone Rifle