Tokyo calling golden Dan

29/06/2019 Posted by admin

Tokyo calling golden Dan REWARD: Nulkaba shooter Dan Repacholi with his Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medal at Nobbys Beach on Thursday. The 35-year-old is thinking about prolonging his international career. Picture: Josh Callinan
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— Josh Callinan (@joshuacallinan) April 19, 2018Newcastle Herald.

“I was going to, but now with that feeling of winning again, we’ll just wait and see.”

The next few weeks will provide the bearded man mountain with a bit of “thinking time”, weighing up family, sponsorship, work rosters and everything else that goes with another international campaign.

If he made another Australian team, Repacholi would join some elite company alongside five-time summer Olympians such as basketballer Andrew Gaze, archer Simon Fairweather, cyclist Stuart O’Grady, canoeist Clint Robinson and beach volleyballer Natalie Cook.

Fellow shootersMichael Diamond and Russell Mark both registered six Games appearances while equestrian Andrew Hoy stands alone with seven.

“I know Ihave a lot left,” Repacholi said. “I’m about to turn36 and I’ve been away with guys into their 60s so age isn’t an issue.It’s whether or not I want to.”

Repacholi has been part of the national shooting team since 1997 –travelling to all continents bar Antarctica and meeting the likes of late Australian businessman Kerry Packer and Chinese basketballer Yao Ming along the way.

Throw in six Commonwealth Games medals, featuring three golds, and it’s been one hell of a ride so far.

“When I started off [as a kid] I never even dreamed of this,” Victorian-raisedsaid.

The latest success was in the men’s 50m pistol, a moment the Cessnock Pistol Club memberwill never forget.

“This one was great because I got to do it in front of my wife [Alex], two little girls [Zoe, Asha] and all my family,” he said.“To have them there cheering was the bit that made this medal.”

Two days earlier Repacholi fell short of defending his 10m air pistol crown, finishing fourth.

GOLD:Repacholi claims men’s 50m pistol title on Gold Coast

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