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NZ shooter Rooney fifth at World Cup

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/05/2017

Kiwi shooter Natalie Rooney has followed up her promotion to No.1 in the world rankings with a fifth placing in the latest World Cup women's trap event.

Olympic silver medallist Rooney was promoted to the top spot earlier this week, following consistent form - including victory at the recent World Cup event in Rome.

She advanced through qualifying at Larnaka on Friday, ranked fourth out of 54 shooters.

However, she was the second shooter eliminated from the six-woman final, having shot 23 of her 30 targets.

China's Wang Xiaojing went on to win with a world record-breaking 45 from 50 shots.

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