Martir, Philippines shoots gold in women's PPC

by Drew Malihan

MANILA -- The Philippines scored two more medals in shooting at the event's women's precision pistol competition held at the Marine Corps Training Center.

Marly Martir, who is a lieutenant commander of the Philippine Navy, claimed the gold medal, beating 11 other competitors.

Martir shot a total of 1,450 points in five rounds, with 60 of those shots hitting the bull's eye.

Indonesia's Pratiwa Kartikarasi and Yusliana Mohd Yusof of Malaysia end up with the silver and bronze, respectively.

Kartikarasi tallied 1,445 points while Mohd Yusof scored four points less.

Martir teamed up with Franchette Shayne Quiroz, and Elvie Baldivino to deliver another gold medal for the host nation.

The trio tallied a combined total of 4,320 points while hitting 161 shots at the bull.

Indonesia meanwhile grabbed another silver medal with 4,313 points while Malaysia settled with a bronze medal after getting 4,279.

This is the third medal in shooting for the Philippines after Celedonio Tayao won silver in mixed benchrest air rifle yesterday.

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