Hammond misses out on final spot

24 April 2012 / 14:48

Great Britain are still waiting for their first finalist at the ISSF World Cup at the Royal Artillery Barracks, the test event for this summer's Olympic Games.

The latest Olympic hopeful to try his luck was 31-year-old Scot Jonathan Hammond, who lives in West Virginia where he coaches at the university.

But despite coming through an eliminator in the 50m prone rifle in second place, Hammond came up short in Tuesday's qualification round on another cold, wet and blustery day in Woolwich.

He could only finish in 11th, one shot short of making a shoot-off for a place in the eight-man final.

The gold medal was won by world number one Sergei Martynov of Belarus, with Denmark's Torben Grimmel taking silver and American Michael McPhail bronze.