Martina Veloso

Shooting: Young hotshot Martina Veloso is older and steadier

Martina Veloso, 18, first learned to shoot at Yishun Safra's shooting range. She earned her first individual gold medal at the SEA Games last year and is hoping to win a medal at her second Commonwealth Games outing in April.

Every competition is an opportunity for an athlete to offer proof of progress. The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, which start on April 4, will be no different for Singapore's contingent. The Straits Times continues its daily build-up. With 6 years' experience, rifle specialist feels more confident as she targets a podium finish

Martina Veloso first shot into the limelight at 13 - a girl who hit a perfect 400 in the women's 10m air rifle at the HomeTeamNS Invitation Shoot in 2013.

After the records, came the silverware for the rifle specialist who picked up the sport in 2012 - gold at the International Junior Shooting meet and bronze in the Asian Youth Games in 2013 before becoming the first Singaporean to win a shooting World Cup event in Munich in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Young hotshot is older and steadier'. Print Edition | Subscribe