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Steffen Olsen: Team air rifle event "too rushed"

Denmark shooter Steffen Olsen believes that the mixed team 10m air rifle event at the European Games was "too rushed".

Silver-medal winning shooter Steffen Olsen has said that the mixed team 10m air rifle event at the European Games in Baku was "too rushed".

The 32-year-old, who also competed in three individual events, finished second alongside Stine Nielsen earlier today to secure the silver.

Olsen told reporters: "There are pros and cons. The fact that there are points is really good because even though you shoot a bad shot you can still come back and win the next couple of points. But the two minutes of preparation is a bit too short and five shots from each of us to decide the event is too few.

"If you look at the [50m rifle] 3 positions final, for instance, for the first discipline we have five minutes sighting, so that might be enough. Instead of first to five points, they could do first to seven or first to nine to at least get a few more shots going before decided who won.

"I think it is nice there is a team event but this is too much pressure and too rushed."

Denmark currently sit 30th in the medals table.

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Gold medalists Niccolo Campriani and Petra Zublasing of Italy pose with the medals won during the Shooting Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle finals on day ten of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Shooting Centre on June 22, 2015
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ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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