MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Salvadorian Luisa Maida Wednesday concluded
her trip to the Beijing Olympic Games, feeling satisfied with her performance as
she became the first Latin American woman to reach a final at the 25m
Maida, runner-up at the Pan American Games of Panama 2007, finished eighth in
the final of sports shooting, which allowed her to surpass Spaniard Sonia
Franquet, Byelorussian Viktoria Chaika and French Briggite Roy.
Maida advanced from a field of 41 shooters, and she was happy with her
ending. She passed to the sixth during the qualification with 582 points.
In the final, Maida kept a great level until the 18th shot which made
her finish with 774 points, 15 points far from the bronze. Chinese Chen Ying won
the gold medal with 793.4 points.