Filipino top shot Brian Rosario ended the first day of his campaign in the Olympic men’s skeet competition with a perfect score of 25 in the third round, but he remained mired near the bottom of the standings.
Rosario shot 22 in the first round but stumbled with a 19 in the second, giving him an aggregate score of 66 after the first three rounds. It was good for a tie for 31st to 33rd places in a field of 36 competitors.
The competition is divided into five rounds of 25 shots each. After the first three rounds, defending champion and world record holder Vincent Hancock of the United States remains on top of the heap, missing just one shot for a total of 74.
Only the top six shooters will advance to the final round.
Rosario, who was granted a wildcard sport to the competition by the International Shooting Sport Federation last May, ends his campaign on Tuesday with the final two rounds of competition.
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