Potent warms up for Olympics in style


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Beijing Olympic Games bronze medallist Warren Potent has completed his preparations for London with a world class score to win the men’s 50m prone rifle at Australia Cup 3 in Brisbane.

The New South Wales shooter, who will compete at his fourth Olympic Games in London, recorded a score of 597 from 600 in qualifying for the final in first place.

Potent then compiled an impressive 104.1 across his ten shots in the final to win by almost six shots from Jason Lowe (SA) and David Wright (NSW).

Potent’s score in the final included no shots that were lower than 10 and provided the Beijing medallist with the perfect lead-in event to London.

Fellow rifle shooter Robyn Van Nus (WA) also shone across the weekend in Brisbane and will enter her second Olympic Games with confidence.

Van Nus won both 10m air rifle events across the weekend, showing her consistency with scores of 396 from 400 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Van Nus won the Saturday event by over three points from London team mate Alethea Sedgman (VIC), while she was dominant in claiming victory by more than 11 points on Sunday.

The West Australian completed a trifecta of victories with another strong performance in the women’s 3 position rifle.

Van Nus shot 578 from 600 across the standing, kneeling and prone positions, before hitting 94.5 in the final to record a comprehensive victory.

Australia Cup 3 served as the final lead-up competition for Australia’s shooters ahead of the London Games, with the majority of the team to depart next week.

Full results are available on the Australian International Shooting website.


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