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GMC student in global shooting competition

Helen Oh is a bit of an anomaly at Georgia Military College.

She stands out not only for her marksmanship, but because she's the only pistol shooter in the gang.

"There's no team for pistols, just for rifles so I'm just shooting as an individual," Oh said.

Oh is one of 85 pistol shooters representing the U.S. in Spain next week.

She'll be taking part in the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship.

Oh says she wanted to stand out in high school, so that's when she picked up the pistol.

"I just wanted to be the first one out of all of my friends to do something like that and then I joined and everyone thought it was cool, so I kept on doing it," she said.

Oh has competed in the Junior Olympics and a national pistol competition where she came in second.

And her coach says her skills and commitment to the sport are right on target for the global stage.

"She's got a passion that is unbelievable. She got here on a Thursday and she wanted to be on the range the next day," Duane Clayton said.

But if you think Oh's sizing up her global competitors you've missed the mark. She says she isn't letting the competition psych her out.

"I'm just going to focus on myself and try my best," he said.

Oh flies out this Saturday for practice and preparation competes Friday the 12th then flies back on the 13th.


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