The man with the golden gun

FORMER Letchworth GC man Chris Hector has been increasing his medal tally at the Commonwealth Games this week. The 37-year-old marksman, who lives in Royston, now has 12 Commonwealth medals to his name from five consecutive Games. Chris first won shooting

FORMER Letchworth GC man Chris Hector has been increasing his medal tally at the Commonwealth Games this week.

The 37-year-old marksman, who lives in Royston, now has 12 Commonwealth medals to his name from five consecutive Games.

Chris first won shooting gold in the 50m prone rifle pairs event with Mike Babb in Melbourne over the weekend.

He then added a bronze after finishing third in the 50m rifle three positions pairs with Jason Burrage.

Chris, whose parents live in Bygrave, is a partner in Letchworth-based Inter County Office Furniture and a director of the Letchworth and Royston-based office furniture manufacturer AFI Group Ltd.

Fifteen years ago in New Zealand he won two silver medals in the 10m air rifle individual and pairs events.

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In Victoria in 1994, he took two gold medals in the same events and a bronze in three position .22 rifle.

In Kuala Lumpur in 1998 he won a gold, silver and bronze.

Heavy work commitments spoiled his preparation for the 2002 Manchester Games in England but he still won silver and bronze.

He has also been competing in the 10m air rifle singles and 50m rifle prone singles this week. His last event of the Melbourne Games is overnight (British time) in the 50m three position rifle singles.