Kim Youn-mi finishes fourth in women's 10-meter air pistol
Kim Youn-mi finished fourth in the women's 10-meter air pistol sport class one final on Tuesday.
Sport class one air pistol shooters can support the full weight of the pistol themselves. As the pistol is held with one hand only, athletes in this sport class have impairments to just one arm or their legs. As they may or may not have leg impairments, some compete in a seated position while others compete in a standing position. Kim’s right hand was amputated due to a work-related accident. This is her second Paralympics after the 2016 Rio Games.
At the finals, Kim was 10th until her 10th shot, but shot a 10.7 on her 12th shot, jumping up to fourth. Her 16th shot of 10.6 points moved her up to third, but she shot an 8.6 on her 18th shot to narrowly miss out on a chance to medal despite shooting a 10.7 and 10.2 on her last two shots for a total of 191.6 points.
Kim’s shot at a medal will continue on Thursday at the mixed 25-meter pistol event and on Saturday at the mixed 50-meter pistol event.
BY YUN SO-HYANG [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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