Galiabovitch misses Olympic pistol decider
Australia's Elena Galiabovitch's memorable Tokyo Olympics are over after she missed qualification for the final of the women's 25m pistol event.
The Melbourne doctor fell short of the eight-shooter final by just three places despite delivering one of the best scores in the rapid division on Friday morning.
Galiabovitch sat 31st after the precision round but nailed her rapid round to rocket up the rankings with an overall score of 583, but it wasn't enough to close the margin.
Her 11th placing was easily her best Olympic performance after finishing 27th with a score of 569 in Sunday morning's 10m pistol qualification event.
In Rio she finished 31st in the 25m and 43rd in the 10m.
Galiabovitch was one of six Olympians honoured at the opening ceremony, when she and other frontline medical workers performed the ceremonial flag duty.
The Minsk-born 31-year-old is studying to become a urological surgeon but spent last year working as a locum doctor to help Melbourne battle COVID-19.
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