At the age of 16, Russian Fernando Everyone was excited when they were 20th in Brazil 2016 in the 10 meter rifle category. Cordovan who grew up in La Rioja arrived at Olympic Games from Japan with the expectation of approaching at least this odds, but it did not have the expected day and the first athlete to compete finished well: he was 40th out of 50 competitors.
Russo completed all six rounds of 10 shots with a score of 618.9, with the second being the best at 104.4. He accompanied them with 101.5. 103; 103.9; 103.8 and 102.3. How far was it from the first place? Norwegian Jeanette Duestad closed the qualifying round with 632.9, setting an Olympic record for this event in the rankings.
The one born in Cordoba could not re-validate her huge performance in Rio.
“I was expecting a lot more, the beginning weighed me down. Then I calmed down, but it was a little late. I still played until the end. I have the desire to become an Olympiacos for the second time,” Fernada admitted.
Aside from wanting more in the individual tournament, Russo’s participation did not end in Tokyo: he will also compete in the team with Alexis Eberhardt, an event that will be ranked in the early hours of Tuesday. Alexis will play alone from the early hours of Sunday morning, while on Saturday night Melisa and Federico Gil will start their participation in the skeet.