Commonwealth Games: Pilot-turned-shooter Robert Pitcairn is oldest debutant and once foiled hijack attempt

Canada's Robert Pitcairn competing in the Queen's prize pairs shooting final at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Brisbane yesterday.
Canada's Robert Pitcairn competing in the Queen's prize pairs shooting final at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Brisbane yesterday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

GOLD COAST • Robert Pitcairn may not have won a medal at the Commonwealth Games yet, but the shooter is already a hero, and a record setter on the Gold Coast.

At 79 years and nine months old, the Canadian full-bore shooter made his Games debut on Monday, when he paired with Nicole Rossignol, 48, in the Queen's prize pairs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Oldest debutant once foiled hijack attempt'. Print Edition | Subscribe