Shooting: Jasmine Ser hits personal best at World Cup series in South Korea

South Korea is proving to be a happy hunting ground for Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser, as she reached yet another milestone on Korean soil.

At the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup (rifle/pistol) in Changwon yesterday, the 24-year-old posted a new personal best score in the 10m air rifle as she gears up for the June 5-16 Singapore SEA Games.

Ser, a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, finished third in the event's qualification round with a score of 418.8. It eclipsed her previous personal best of 415.9, achieved at last year's Incheon Asian Games.

Unfortunately, she was unable to carry her hot streak into the finals, and was the first shooter to be eliminated in the second competition stage. Croatia's Snjezana Pejcic was the eventual winner with a score of 209.1 in the final.

Team-mate Tessa Neo also had a good run in the qualifying round, finishing ninth with a score of 416.6. The top eight shooters qualify for the finals. Neo was 0.1 behind China's Chen Dongqi.

Ser could still medal at the World Cup, as she takes to the firing lanes today in her pet event, the 50m rifle three positions today. She had won a gold medal in the same event at last year's Commonwealth Games.

The shooter could not be reached for comment yesterday because of her upcoming events.

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