Shooting: Wang 's poor return

New Zealand air pistol shooter Yang Wang recorded a poor score on his competitive return to the land of his birth.

In the 10-metre air pistol, Wang shot worse than he had in training, scoring 571 of a possible 600 to finish 39th of 47 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

There were flashes of outstanding form - for two of the six brackets, he matched most of his professional rivals - but after a shaky start he was never a shot at the eight-man final.

"I was pretty nervous, I thought I shot pretty well but just a couple of shots I didn't do well. That cost a lot," he said.

"I'm not very experienced with big competition, we're all Saturday and Sunday shooters, not like them, they're professionals."

He said that while he was proud to return to China in New Zealand colours, that made his task even tougher.

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