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Veteran bounces back at shooting
21:35 AEST Wed Aug 1 2012

Veteran shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya is the best-placed Australian halfway through the women's 25m pistol event at the London Olympics.

The 48-year-old Yauhleuskaya sits in 20th place on 288 points after the precision round at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Wednesday.

Competitors will shoot in the rapid round in the next part of the event, with the top eight after both rounds to contest the final.

Australia's other competitor in the 25m pistol, 20-year-old Hayley Chapman, was having a difficult time of it in her Olympic debut, coming in 39th after the precision round.

Chapman appeared to be struggling with nerves early in the round, pausing twice to speak with her coach at the back of the range.

Yauhleuskaya's performance was an improvement from the 10m pistol earlier in the week, where she came in 40th and shot well below her best.

London is Yauhleuskaya's fifth consecutive Olympics, with the first two (Atlanta and Sydney) for Belarus and the past three for her adopted Australia.

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