Shooting pair target Rio
August 4, 2012 17:30 pm
British shooting duo Charlotte Kerwood and Jen McIntosh have Rio 2016 on their minds after their Olympics came to an end.
Kerwood, 25, from Sussex, could not emulate Peter Wilson's success in the double trap when she took aim in the one-clay version on Saturday morning.
She missed 11 of her 75 targets in the qualifying round to finish down in 16th before Italy's Jessica Rossi smashed the world record with a combined total of 99 to take gold.
Wilson was in the crowd to cheer Kerwood on, but a miserable second round score of 19 ultimately cost her.
She said: "Obviously I'd really have liked to hit every one, but I did my best. Nothing put me off, I just don't think I was focused on each target. I was in the future rather than in the present. I was thinking about the end result rather than one clay at a time.
"I realised in the last round I could put that right and shot a bit better. Peter is a really good friend as well as a team-mate, watching him win the gold here has been the highlight of my trip.
"I love watching him and was really, really pleased for him. And I hope I'll be doing that in Rio and everyone will be cheering me up on the podium."
Scot McIntosh, 21, was placed 42nd out of the 46 shooters who started the 50m rifle three positions, which was eventually won by America's Jamie Lynn Gray.
A pair of lucky purple socks helped her to double gold in the Commonwealth Games two years ago but, probably for the best, they were nowhere to be seen on Saturday.
"The socks went in the bin, they were completely dead," she said.
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