News:McIntosh Finishes 18th In Rio

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Jen McIntosh has finished in 18th place in the 50m three positions rifle at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The Scottish shooter was visibly disappointed with the result but everybody watching was so proud of McIntosh, who was GB’s only rifle representative in Brazil.

The Scottish shooter started well in the kneeling position with a score of 194 and continued that form into the prone position with a score of 195.

She needed a strong score in the standing position if she was to proceed to the final, but it wasn’t to be as she secured 189 and finish in 18th place with a total score of 578-23x.

This is the second time McIntosh has competed in Rio after the 10m Air Rifle competition on Saturday where she finished in 15th place.

Despite McIntosh hoping for more, it marks a big improvement from London 2012 where she finished 36th in the 10m Air Rifle Event and 42nd in three positions.

Speaking after the event, the 25-year-old said: “It’s difficult especially with how fast the wind was changing. A strong wind isn’t that hard to shoot in but when it’s changing and flickering like that.

“It’s something I’ve trained in a lot back home so it’s frustrating to get caught out by it quite so badly.

Her dad and coach, Donald McIntosh, said: “She did everything she could but it’s hard today because she got caught out in the wind and a couple of bad shots in addition just multiplied up too quickly.

“I’m really pleased with the way she came back – that second prone string was a really kick in the teeth and she was quite emotional after that but she dug in. I’m really proud of the way she coped today.”

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