Shooting: Olympic-bound shooter Ser wins 10m air rifle bronze and first medal at World Cup

National shooter Jasmine Ser at a training session.
National shooter Jasmine Ser at a training session. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - National shooter Jasmine Ser won a bronze medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup in Bangkok on Thursday.

The 25-year-old shot a total of 184.6 to finish third behind reigning Olympic champion and current world record holder in the event, Yi Siling (207.7) of China, and Austrian shooter Olivia Hofmann (205.4).

Fellow Singaporean Ho Xiu Yi, a 16-year-old debutante, had qualified for the final in second spot, while Ser was fourth. Xiu Yi eventually finished fifth (143.5).

The bronze is Ser's first medal at the prestigious World Cup event.

She will also be competing in the women's 50m 3-positions event on Sunday. She had qualified for August's Olympic Games in this event after her victory at last month's Asian qualifier in New Delhi.

The Bangkok World Cup leg is the first of four stops of the World Cup. The next leg is in April in Rio de Janeiro before stages in Munich and Baku (Azerbaijan) in May and June respectively.