Shooting: Jasmine Ser wins women's 10m air rifle event at Asian Airgun C'ships

Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser totalled 208.1 points in the final to beat Iran's world No. 6 Elaheh Ahmadi.
Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser totalled 208.1 points in the final to beat Iran's world No. 6 Elaheh Ahmadi.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser clinched the women's 10m air rifle title at the Asian Airgun Championships in New Delhi on Monday.

The reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the event, currently ranked 38th in the world, totalled 208.1 points in the final to beat Iran's world No. 6 Elaheh Ahmadi (206.6).

The 25-year-old held her nerve in the final two shots between her and Ahmadi, as Ahmadi hit 10.4 and 10.5 to put pressure on the Singaporean, who scored 9.9 with her first shot.

Needing at least a 9.0 in her final shot to win, Ser calmly shot a 10.4 to seal victory.

"It was my honour to shoot with the Iranian," she said of the tense finale with her illustrious opponent.

The win will boost her confidence ahead of November's Asian Championships in Kuwait, where she will have a final shot at qualifying for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

"The standard will be higher because China will be there, so it will be a more exciting competition," she said. "This competition is a good preparation for me."