Aberdeen’s Neil Stirton showed nerves of steel today to pick up silver in the men’s 50m rifle prone at the Commonwealth Games.
Stirton, 37, finished behind Wales’ David Phelps, who scored 248.8 in the final elimination round, with Kenneth Parr of England getting the bronze medal.
It is the sharpshooter’s fourth medal at the Commonwealths. He won gold in the 50m rifle prone pairs with Jonathan Hammond at Delhi 2010, alongside bronze in the three-position variant.
He also took silver in the 50m prone pairs four years earlier in Melbourne.
Later in Gold Coast, Stirton will go for glory again in the three-position variant of the 50m rifle.
His Scotland team-mates Ian Shaw and Sandy Walker also picked up bronze in the fullbore rifle pairs this morning.
Yesterday, former city student Jen McIntosh failed to get through to the final of the women’s 10m air rifle competition in the shooting.