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Sutiya takes aim at a medal

Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit is upbeat about her chances in the Olympics following intensive training in Germany with her coach Jan Henrik Heinrich.

The national skeet shooter, who has been training in London for almost a week, said a month of working in Krelingen, German, has boosted her confidence that she can better the fifth place she earned in her Olympic debut in Beijing four years ago.

"My level of my confidence is very high as a result of continuous training and hard work. But I cannot predict the results of my rivals. But I think I will be okay no matter what the results are,'' said the world No 8, who finished fourth in preOlympic competition in London three months ago.

The 26yearold sharpshooter said she had no problem adjusting to the London weather as she is relatively accustomed to European conditions. However she was more concerned with adjusting to the atmosphere at the Royal Artillery Barracks, the shooting venue.

"It's a tough shooting range although I competed here during the preOlympics. It takes time to adjust for shooting techniques that require high concentration. My German coach has helped me in changing some techniques and I have improved,'' said Sutiya, the only Thai skeetandtrap shooter in the Games.




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