Airline loses shooting champ's gun

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    An airline has lost the prized unique gun of Australia's Olympic shooting champion Russell Mark.
    In a significant blow to his London Olympic ambitions, Qantas lost Mark's one-of-a-kind gun between Melbourne and Serbia.
    Mark checked his customised $15,000 rifle and ammunition on to his Qantas flight at Melbourne airport on Monday, shooting officials say.
    But on arrival in the Serbian capital Belgrade for an important pre-Olympics shoot, the gun was missing.
    And so was the gun of Mark's wife, Australian skeet shooting champion Lauren, and some 150 rounds of ammunition.
    The Marks were due to contest a European grand prix in Belgrade, an event where Olympic quota points are on offer for the Australians.
    The more points a shooter earns, the more likely they're to make next year's London Olympic

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