Sue McCready

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Sue McCready
Personal information
Full name Susan Valerie McCready
Nationality  Australia
Born (1981-04-04) 4 April 1981 (age 36)
Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 10 m air rifle (AR40)
50 m rifle 3 positions (STR3X20)
Club Melbourne International Shooting
Club[1]
Coached by Miroslav Sipek[1]

Susan Valerie "Sue" McCready (born April 4, 1981 in Sunbury, Victoria) is an Australian sport shooter.[2] Since 1997, McCready had won a total of eleven medals (five golds, four silver, and two bronze) in both air and small-bore rifle at the Oceania Shooting Championships.[1] She also captured a gold medal in the women's 50 m rifle three positions at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, accumulating a score of 667.3 points.[3] McCready is the wife of three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, and 2012) and pistol shooter Daniel Repacholi.[4][5]

McCready made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed fifteenth in the 10 m air rifle, and twentieth in the 50 m rifle 3 positions, with total scores of 392 and 574 points, respectively.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, McCready finished twenty-seventh in the preliminary rounds of the women's 10 m air rifle, with a total score of 391 points, tying her position with four other shooters including South Korea's Seo Sun-hwa. She also accumulated a score of 567 targets (194 in a prone position, 187 in standing, and 186 in kneeling) in her second event, 50 m rifle 3 positions, by two points behind Japan's Hiromi Misaki, finishing only in twenty-fifth place.

Eight years after competing in her first Olympics, McCready qualified for her third Australian team, as a 27-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by finishing second in the air rifle (AR40) from the 2007 Oceanian Shooting Championships in Sydney.[1] She placed forty-second in the women's 10 m air rifle by one point ahead of Venezuela's Diliana Mendez from the final attempt, with a total score of 386 points.[6] Nearly a week later, McCready competed for her second event, 50 m rifle 3 positions, where she was able to shoot 195 targets in a prone position, 172 in standing, and 183 in kneeling, for a total score of 550 points, finishing only in forty-third place.[7]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 2000 2004 2008
50 metre rifle three positions 20th
574
25th
567
43rd
550
10 metre air rifle 15th
392
27th
391
42nd
386

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ISSF Profile – Sue McCready". ISSF. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sue McCready". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jaspal Rana shoots second gold". The Tribune. 19 September 1998. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Ryan, Caitlin (18 March 2008). "Set for shot at Games". Sunbury Leader. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sue McCready". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 28 July 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 

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