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2017 ISSF World Cup Series in Gabala: medals and records

15 June 2017 [10:12] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

The fifth and final stage of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series has wrapped up in Gabala, where nearly 430 shooters from 45 countries competed for medals.

China topped the medal standings with eight total medals, including four gold, three silver and one bronze, reported.

Winning four gold medals out of 10 total events, the People’s Republic of China claimed 1st place in the final medal standings.

The gold medals came from  Peng Xinyi in the women’s 10m Air Rifle, Lin Yuemei in the women’s 25m Pistol, Yang Wei in the men’s 10m Air Pistol and Shi Mengyao in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, to which they added three silver medals and one bronze.

Austria’s claimed the runner-up position of the medal standings with one gold and one silver, while  Denmark, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine followed in 3rd place with one gold and one bronze. The only remaining Gold was claimed by Germany.

By the way, four world records were equaled at the Gabala Shooting Club.

China’s Yao Yuncong and Serbia’s Milutin Stefanovic both equalled the 250.9 mark of the men’s 10m Air Rifle; Germany’s Christian Reitz scored 35 hits in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men final, matching the record set in 2014 by Italy’s Riccardo Mazzetti, while Denmark’s Torben Grimmel paired the 50m Rifle Prone Men record by scoring 249.8 points.

In the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men elimination phase, Chniese shooter Cao Yifei also matched the Qualification World Record of 1186 points, while his teammate Shi Mengyao set a new Junior World Record in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions match.

The 2017 ISSF Season will now move to Suhl (Germany) for the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol, scheduled from June 22nd to June 29th. Also in Suhl, from the 22nd to the 26th of June, the ISSF Target Sprint World Championship will take place.


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