Former Mudgee man Daniel Repacholi wins shooting gold at Commonwealth Games

Daniel Repacholi shows his gold medal after victory during the men's 50m Pistol final. Photo: AP/Tertius Pickard

Daniel Repacholi shows his gold medal after victory during the men's 50m Pistol final. Photo: AP/Tertius Pickard

Former Mudgee man Daniel Repacholi has won gold in the 50m pistol at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

The 35-year old Double R Equipment employee scored a 227.2 at the Belmont Shooting Complex on Wednesday.

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The score also saw him walk away with a new Commonwealth Games record. 

Repacholi said his trademark lucky rainbow socks were "seeping through" his skin as he soared to a comprehensive victory, with only one of his final 14 shots scoring less than 9.2 points.

He won with a 6.7-point margin.

Double R Equipment Repairs Mudgee celebrated Repacholi’s win on their Facebook page. 

“Our very own “Big Dan” has taken home a Gold Medal and new games record in the 50m Pistol at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Congratulations Dan, your hard work and training has paid off, you’ve done the country proud.”

The competition was Repacholi’s last before retirement, and his third Commonwealth medal.