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AT THE GAMES

Ser trains her sights even higher after winning Commonwealth gold

After Commonwealth gold, she faces stiffer challenge at world c'ships, Asiad

Published on Jul 31, 2014 9:04 AM
 

After winning gold for the first time in four years, Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser is ready to prove her appetite for bigger challenges at the upcoming world championships and Asian Games.

In the very last event of the Commonwealth Games shooting competition on Tuesday, the 23-year-old ensured her luggage would include a gold medal.

Victory in the women's 50m rifle three-positions event actually brought more relief than joy to the usually reticent shooter, who rested her head on her trusty weapon and broke into a wide grin following an intense battle with Scotland's Jen McIntosh.

"For the first time this week - actually, for the first time in quite a while, everything went right for me," said Ser, who had earlier finished a painful fourth in the 10m air rifle and 15th in the 50m rifle prone finals.

 
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SMOOTH PROGRESS

For the first time this week - actually, for the first time in quite a while, everything went right for me.

- Jasmine Ser, who bounced back after finishing just outside the medals in Saturday's 10m air rifle final


SWEET TASTE OF SUCCESS

Jasmine's medal is the most satisfying one we've won so far in Glasgow because she beat a Scot to it.

- Low Teo Ping, Singapore's chef de mission, on her 2.5-point winning margin


LESSONS LEARNT

There is still a lot of hard work to be done in dealing with the athletes' nerves and expectations.

- Thomas Soo, high performance chairman of the Singapore Shooting Association, on the team's experience in Scotland

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