Irish Olympic target shooting

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Shot a 545. Exceeded target by 5 points. Quite pleased with that, though the score is nowhere near what I would have been happy with at one point obviously.

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There were specific problems. I need to work on both my shot plan, which I found hard to stick to – elbow placement problems and position assumption problems kept cropping up – and with my match plan, which was essentially nonexistant. I nearly ran out of time – the final shot came with 15 seconds to spare. I’ve had this problem before, and I need to work on shot rythym to correct it. I was happy with aiming and follow-through, for the most part. Mental focus was better than I had expected it to be, but that might just have been because the match was so poorly attended.

Horizontal hold went to pieces on series 3. I broke position and took a sit-down during that series, on shot 23. But that wouldn’t account for the enormity of the hold problem. Obviously, this means further work is needed there. Perhaps some SCATT training would help.

And series 5 was exceptionally annoying – for some reason I had a neat group in the same spot off to the right in the 8 ring. I think it may have had something to do with the blinder I was using – I’d just stuck a shot card in my headband to block the eye and the hole from the shot was letting in light. But I don’t know if that was the real cause. I need to do more training in shooting trousers, that’s the main outcome I think.

This drops me from Class A to Class B for the next two shoots, unfortunately, but that can’t be helped.

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