Shooting: Jasmine Ser claims bronze in Azerbaijan leg of World Cup

National shooter Jasmine Ser at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her bronze on Thursday (June 8) night in Gabala, Azerbaijan is her third World Cup medal.
National shooter Jasmine Ser at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her bronze on Thursday (June 8) night in Gabala, Azerbaijan is her third World Cup medal.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - National shooter Jasmine Ser picked up a bronze on Thursday night in the women's 10m air rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup leg in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

The 26-year-old finished behind two Chinese shooters. Peng Xinyi took top spot, beating compatriot Shi Mengyao after a shoot-off. Both had tied with a score of 248.1 in the final elimination round, and both posted sub-par scores for their final shot, but Peng took the slight edge with a 9.9 over Shi's 9.5.

Ser posted a solid performance in the eight-strong elimination format final, overcoming two poor 9.8s in the first round of elimination to stay in the hunt for a podium finish.

This is her third World Cup medal and second from this event, although the 50m three positions has become her pet event in recent years. She has another bronze in the 10m air rifle, won at the Bangkok stop last year and took a silver in the 50m three positions event in New Delhi in February.

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The field in Gabala included some of the world's top 10m air rifle shooters, including world No. 4 Laura Georgeta Ilie of Romania and China's Shi, the world No. 5.