Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Commonwealth Games: Courage is Norfolk Island shooter Douglas Creek's major weapon

Norfolk Island shooter switched hands after 14 operations to save his maimed right hand

Douglas Creek sticks out his scarred and misshapen right hand for a better view. It is the hand that he learnt to shoot with at the age of 12, the hand that he depended on when representing his home city of Newcastle in competitions across New South Wales.

It is also the hand that was mutilated in a horrific accident on Norfolk Island 14 years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Courage is his major weapon'. Print Edition | Subscribe