Congratulations to UDMC Pistol Shooter Elvie Baldivino of the Philippine Team!! Gold Medalist in the Southeast Asian Games.

SINGAPORE—Practical shooter Elvie Baldivino saved the day for the Philippines just when it seemed like the Filipinos were headed for a gold-medal shutout on Monday.

Confident and with nerves of steel, Baldivino shot 230 points highlighted by nine perfect hits to rule shooting’s women’s individual precision pistol event at the 28th Southeast Asian Games here.

The 34-year-old from Buguey, Cagayan Valley, defeated Singapore’s Norizan Mustafa by two points in the finals at National Shooting Center here after pumping 24 rounds at a 50-yard target.

“Being relaxed helped me focus on the target,” said Baldivino, an enlisted personnel of the elite Philippine Naval Special Operations Group.

Baldivino, in her first international stint since finishing second in a similar shootfest here back in 2007, also joined forces with Franchelle Shayne Quiroz and Carmelita Guillermo for the silver (1,700 points) in the women’s precision pistol team event won by Thailand with 1723 on 61 perfect hits.

(From Inquirer Report. Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/…/sea-games-shooter-averts-shuto…
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