PNG shooter wins gold after only 10 months

Papua New Guinea shot its way past Tahiti today when it grabbed gold in the women’s shooting at the June Valley shooting Range.

PNG took out gold and silver in the 25m pistol event.

PNG Loop’s Head of Mobile Advertising and Media Sales Tania Mahuru won gold while silver went to PNG’s Mel Donald and a  Tahiti shooter took bronze.

Mahuru has been in the sport for only 10 months.  She told PNG Loop that her win as a big achievement considering that.

The enthusiastic Mahuru said she took up the sport just for fun and didn’t think she would get this far.

“I kept coming every weekend and got better and eventually made the development squad and the Pacific Games team,” she said.

Mahuru also won silver yesterday (July 6) in the air pistol individual event.

She finished second behind Tahiti and ahead of Guam yesterday.

Sally Pokiton