Brit fails to qualify
British shooter Elena Allen was left devastated after failing to qualify for the London 2012 women’s skeet final.
The former world record holder’s Olympic dreams ended after she finished a disappointing 14th from a field of 17 with a score of 60 out of 75 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
The 40-year-old former European silver medallist also finished 14th in Beijing 2008 and put her exit down to just having a bad day, but refused to blame the unfamiliar experience of a watching, cheering crowd.
“It's just devastating. Nothing seemed to go right today," said the Moscow-born shooter.
"We don't normally have crowds and we certainly don't have people clapping (at shooting events).
"I was ready for it. I was just working very hard at not letting it affect me, which is the wrong approach.
“Then it just goes from bad to worse. This is a mental game."
In a disappointing start to the day for British shooters, Georgina Geike failed to qualify for the women’s 10 metre air pistol final as she finished 47th from 49 competitors.