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Fiji shooter bows out

Rashneel Kumar
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

FIJI'S Glenn Kable bombed out in the qualification rounds of the men's trap event during the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks yesterday.

Kable, who finished on the 23rd spot after scoring 117 points, was Team Fiji's top medal prospect.

The event was won by Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz, who scored 146 points, followed by Italy's Massimo Fabbrizi (silver) and Kuwait's Fehaid Aldeehani on third place.

Kable lost his focus in round two of the competition, which came to a halt following heavy rain and lightning on Sunday.

"Glenn shot perfect five clays before heavy rain and lightning started and the competition was suspended for 20 minutes," Team Fiji Chef de Mission Chris Yee said.

"The suspension and wait upset Glenn's concentration resulting in a score of 22/25. The third and final session of the day saw Glenn improve with a very good result of 24/25."

Kable was grouped in squad three for the final round where he made a strong comeback with only one miss in both rounds of 24/25, resulting in his total of 117/125.

"Team Fiji athletes and officials were present to cheer him on," Yee said.

Leslie Copeland is the only national athlete yet to compete in the London Olympics and he will take the stage tomorrow in the men's javelin throw event.

Meanwhile, Team Fiji members are getting opportunities to meet with some world renowned athletes at the Olympics Games Village in London.

Section manager for athletics, Roy Ravana attended an International Olympic Committee 'Coaches and Entourage' night held at the Village.

"The evening emphasised the role of coaches as a central part of the athletes' support staff and the strong role they play in ensuring the success of the athletes' careers," Yee said.

Internationally renowned coaches and athletes on the panel include Sergey Bubka (Olympian pole vault and multiple record holders), Sir Clive Woodward (England rugby coach 2003 World Cup Winners), Kobe Bryant (NBA star) and Angela Ruggiero (captain ice hockey gold medal team).