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Khan Creates History

Mohammed Faiyum Khan created history in the 2015 Pacific Games after winning the point 22 standard pistol individual medal event yesterday. This is the first year where the Pistol event
09 Jul 2015 09:41
Khan Creates History
Mohammed Faiyum Khan with his gold medal at Port Moresby. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

Mohammed Faiyum Khan created history in the 2015 Pacific Games after winning the point 22 standard pistol individual medal event yesterday.

This is the first year where the Pistol event is introduced in the Pacific Games and Tabia, Labasa man Khan won gold with 505 points and finished ahead of Tahiti  which won silver with a total of 504 points and Norfork Island with 490 points.

It was a first international tournament for Khan.

“It’s overwhelming and I’m very happy with this gold medal win,” Khan said.

“It was a tough competition but I kept on telling myself to stay focused and do my country proud.

“We just bought this pistol guns in May and we had limited time to prepare but thank my team for all the effort they have put in,” Khan said.

The 25-year-old said the plan now was to involve more females in the sport.

“We need to develop the sport in Fiji,” he added.

The former Labasa College student, who started playing the sport in 2010, acknowledged his family.

“I want to thank my family back in Fiji and in Australia for their support.”

Team manager Henry Stephen said this was a huge achievement for Fiji.

“This gold medal is a huge achievement for us and hopefully we take this sport to schools back in Fiji.

“ We want to thank the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for their support and Williams and Goslings,” Stephen said.

Meanwhile, the shotgun event will start today.

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