Ireland's Derek Burnett finished in 26th position in the Trap men's qualification, missing out on a place in the final.

Burnett, competing in his fifth Olympics, shot a total score of 118, with just the top six progressing to the final.

Three missed targets in yesterday's first round of the competition proved costly, but the Longford shooter had responded very strongly, missing just one target in the second and third rounds of day one.

Today’s qualification day at the Asaka Shooting Range saw the shooters complete their final two rounds, with Burnett picking up where he left off, posting two more 24-shot rounds.

The 51-year-old missed his first shot of the day but got into his rhythm after that, finishing his competition as consistently as possible.

Burnett, who debuted at Sydney 2000, finished with an overall score of 118 which was just one shot down on the performance that earned him 9th place in Athens in 2004.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport afterwards, Burnett acknowledged that his first-round score of 22 hampered his potential qualification chances, saying: "The first one was the one that did all the damage, I missed three targets and really, you’re out of the running after missing three targets.

Burnett's consistency across the final four rounds was impressive, but felt he needed a perfect score along the way: "You’re always pushing for a 25, but it just didn’t seem to be in the script here.

"I shot four 24s after, and they were all good, but with the level that’s here at this Olympics – it’s just unbelievable."

The Czech Republic's Jiri Liptak finished top of the qualification with a near perfect score of 124, one shot ahead of Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley who also qualified for the final along with four other shooters.