US shooter Beyerle in line for Olympic spot

American Jamie Beyerle, the world’s top-ranked 3-position rifle

shooter, has qualified for the 2012 Olympics.

USA Shooting says Beyerle, of Lebanon, Pa., will compete in her

second straight Olympics in that event, pending formal approval of

her nomination by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Beyerle finished

fifth in the 3-position competition at Beijing in 2008.

USA Shooting uses a points system for awarding Olympic

nominations, based on ISSF World Cups and World Championships.

Beyerle won gold at a World Cup in Fort Benning, Ga., in May,

shortly before her 27th birthday.