Heartbreak for Burnett
Published 18/06/2015 | 02:30
Derek Burnett agonisingly missed out on the semi-finals of the shooting trap contest by just two points in Baku yesterday.
The top six qualified for the semi-final. Burnett had fired well on Tuesday's day one of qualification for the later stages.
Of his three rounds, the Longford man landed two top marks of 25 and a 23.
In the first of the two final rounds during yesterday's day two, Burnett missed the maximum, hitting a 24 marker, requiring a final shot of 25; he shot 23, leaving him just two points short.
It was a heartbreaking finish for the Longford man, who aims to qualify for the Rio Olympics next summer - which would be his fifth Games.
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