Christine Rayner

Christine Rayner
Air Rifle Shooting - 1992/1993

Christine commenced air rifle shooting at the age of 13 and it was soon evident that she had a great deal of natural ability for the sport. 

 In 1985 she became the Junior Champion and the Junior Queen of the Monaro Air Rifle Club. This trend continued through the junior years until she became the Monaro Ladies Champion and later the Monaro Champion. She held this title since 1989.

 In 1986 Christine participated in her first Australian Championship where she gained a creditable 2nd in the under 18 Championship.

 1987 saw Christine secure 2nd place in the junior ranks of the Australian Championships and in 1988 in 2 separate tournaments in Canberra, Christine won the B Grade ACT Championship and was ACT B Grade Champion in the Bicentennial Games.

 In 1990 Christine became the NSW Queen, the NSW B Grade Ladies Champion and the NSW B Grade Champion. In 1991 Christine was awarded Cooma’s Australia Day Award for Sport, then travelled to Canberra to the Australia Day Games and won the Ladies A Grade Championship.

 In January 1992 at the Australian Championships Christine was third in the Ladies A Grade Championship and later that year was named the Monaro “Sport Star of the Year”.

At the end of 1992 Christine was selected in the Australian Shooting team and went to the Oceania Games in New Zealand in early 1993 where she won two silver medals, one in the Ladies event and one in the Teams event. Later that year Christine became the ACT Open Champion, the ACT Ladies Champion, the NSW Ladies Champion and was placed third in the NSW Open Championship. 

 In 1994 Christine won the Australian Ladies Championship and was selected to represent Australia in the World Championships in Italy and then the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada