Sampson and Godward wrap up shooting campaign

Published 15 August 2016 (AEDT)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Dane Sampson of Australia competes in the 50m rifle 3 position qualifying event on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © 2016 Getty Images

SHOOTING: The shooting competition has concluded in Rio with the final event the men's 50 metre 3 position rifle where the two Australians, Dane Sampson and Will Godward did not advance to the final.

Sampson finished with a score of 1169.58 to finish in 20th position with team mate Godward down in 40th place with a score of 1156.41

Sampson was pleased with his effort which gave him a lot of confidence.

"I'm happy with that, it's actually my second best score of the year so it's good to get a good score down," he said.

"I really enjoyed it out there. I was a bit disappointed with how I shot the other day so to come back and finish where I did is good."

The gold medal was won by Nicollo Campriani from Italy.

Damian Kelly
olympics.com.au

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