An Aberdeen Olympian has said she is devastated after failing to qualify for either of her finals in Rio.
Jen McIntosh took to social media this evening, describing her emotions as raw and to thank everyone for their support after she failed to qualify for the 50m rifle final.
Well. That's it all over. Emotions are all still very raw and not quite sure what I'm feeling right now. I put 100% into that match and I'm proud of myself for that but also devastated that my best effort wasn't enough. I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate my thanks to all those who helped get me where I am today and also to everyone for all the messages of support. I'm sorry I let you down but I want you all to know I gave my all. Jen x
The 25-year-old shooter was unlucky to miss out on the 50m rifle 3 positions final, finishing 18th out of 37 competitors and just three points short of the top 10.
Before the games she said: “When you get to the level of competition in Rio there will be around 40 of the other 50 competitors who can win the event, so it all comes down to who is mentally toughest on the day“.
She added: “In shooting, it is a case of make the final and anything can happen because everyone is technically good enough.”
McIntosh also finished 15th out of 51 athletes in the 10m air rifle competition held on the first day of the games. She missed out on the final by 1.2 points.
She has previously won five Commonwealth medals, silver and bronze in Glasgow and two golds and a bronze in Delhi, and had been aiming to be the first British female to win an Olympic shooting medal.