Owen Burke wins Rio slot in R1 at Fort Benning
on 04-11-2015 10:09
Owen Burke finished 5th in the R1 final at the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup USA and won a direct slot for Rio.
Having qualified for the final in 7th place he did enough to claim the slot in a final won by Slovenia's Franc Pinter. With Pinter already having won a slot along with UAE's Alaryani in bronze and Korea having already achieved their maximum twelve slots, Burke and 4th place Stoiev of Ukraine picked up the two available slots.
Karen Butler qualified for the R2 final in 6th position but finished 8th in the final and did not win the one direct slot available.
Stewart Nangle finished 13th in P3 and missed out on the final but he will be looking to secure a Rio slot in his stronger events P1 and P4 which are yet to come.