Korean athletes fail to reach final in mixed 25-meter air pistol
Three Korean shooters dropped out of the mixed 25-meter class one pistol event qualifications on Wednesday.
Shooters fire a total of 60 shots in the qualification round, the first 30 in the precision stage and the other 30 in the rapid fire stage. Moon Aee-kyung finished 13th with 284 precision points and 273 points in rapid fire with Kim Youn-mi finishing 16th with 277 precision points and 279 in rapid fire. Seo Young-kyun finished 18th with 281 precision points and 273 rapid fire points.
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. Some compete in a seated position while others compete in a standing position.
The three have one more shot at a medal, at the mixed 50-meter event on Saturday.
BY YUN SO-HYANG [firstname.lastname@example.org]