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Images Supplied - Aislin Jones (Left) and Renae Jones (Right) competing at the ISSF Oceania Regional Championships in Sydney.

Jones Sisters On Podium

Jones Sisters On Podium

Images Supplied - Aislin Jones (Left) and Renae Jones (Right) competing at the ISSF Oceania Regional Championships in Sydney.

Aislin & Renae Jones record podium finishes at Oceania Regional Championships

Lakes Entrance sharp shooters Aislin and Renae Jones, have both claimed places on the podium at the ISSF Oceania Regional Championships in Sydney.

The crucial event for Australia to gain quota places for the Tokyo Olympics, was conducted at Sydney International Shooting Centre, the venue for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Aislin Jones competed in Women’s Skeet with athletes from across Australia, and a full team from New Zealand.

Aislin shot a solid first day but conditions became challenging on day two, as she battled hard for a top 2 qualifying place for the final.

After some targets which appeared to be hit were not awarded during her final, Aislin ultimately claimed bronze in the final, but took gold in the teams event over New Zealand.

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The result sees a busy six months for Aislin to begin 2020, as she commences the first two selection events of the four event series at the ACTA ISSF National Championships in January.

She will battle it out for the single place for an Australian in Women’s Skeet at the Tokyo Olympics in July, which will be selected from the four event series in Newcastle, Melbourne and Sydney which conclude in March.

Younger sister Renae competed as a member of Shooting Australia’s ‘B’ Team at the championships, joined by Charlie Hudson-Czerniecki & Georgia Pistone, both from Melbourne.

Her score of 110 would have placed her 4th in the overall final, however B team athletes are not eligible to make finals under the ISSF rule, instead they are eligible for the teams medals taken from combined qualification scores.

Renae shot a stellar second day of the competition, including her first perfect round of 25/25 in competition in round 4, followed by 24/25 in round 5 to make up a new personal best of 110/125.

The team score of 323 was enough to pass both the New Zealend and Australia A teams, and saw Renae and her teammates claim the top step on the podium and a new Women’s Trap Teams Oceania Record.

Renae said, "The feeling of my first time on an international podium and having the Australian flag raised to our national anthem was remarkable and has inspired me for the future".

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