Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Commonwealth Games: Lighting issues derail shooter Teo Shun Xie's 10m air pistol title defence

Teo Shun Xie did not factor in the extra sunlight as organisers opened the shutters behind the shooters to allow more seating for spectators. The defending 10m air pistol champion finished seventh.
Teo Shun Xie did not factor in the extra sunlight as organisers opened the shutters behind the shooters to allow more seating for spectators. The defending 10m air pistol champion finished seventh.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

In a sport of millimetres, the smallest details matter hugely in shooting. Teo Shun Xie thought she had done everything she needed to be ready to defend her 10m air pistol Commonwealth Games title but was caught out by the unknown.

The 29-year-old had entered yesterday's final as the fourth-best qualifier and was acquainted with the conditions of the outdoor Belmont Shooting Centre, having competed at a test event there in October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'No ray of light for Teo'. Print Edition | Subscribe