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Mark Bedlington

Mark Bedlington is a Bridgenorth native who competed in the sport of rifle shooting in the 50 metre and 10 metre Air Rifle Moving Target event.  He was a member of the Canadian National Shooting team from 1980 until 1995.  He dominated the sport in the 1980′s and early 1990′s, winning 10 Canadian Championships in 1981, 84, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94.  He set a number of provincial and national records.  Mark competed internationally at World Cups and World Championships finishing 12th at the Worlds in East Germany in 1985.  He competed at four Pan American Games 1983, 1987, 1991 and 1995, winning a bronze medal at the 1987 games in Indianapolis, USA.  Mark  participated in two Commonwealth Games in 1990 and 1994.   At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, he won a silver medal in the individual event and a gold medal with his brother Matt in the team event.  He was a member of the Canadian team at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.

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