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German shooter wins European gold

28 July 2017 [17:42] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Amina Nazarli

The 2017 European Shooting Championship gradually determines its winners. 

Germany’s Monika Karsch grabbed the gold medal in 25m pistol competitions, scoring 39 points.Her winning result is equal to World and European record. 

The twenty two-year-old Polish shooter,  Klaudia Bres took the silver medal with 33 points, and Bulgaria's Maria Grozdeva won the bronze medal with 29 points.

“I’m very-very happy at this moment. My main goal was this European Championship and to win the gold. Some athletes say that the year after the Olympics is not so important but for me it is. I started my season in April. I wanted to keep the balance with training and family. It is important to relax and be in balance with your nearest people. The World Cups were not my main goals, they were only steps for this moment. I didn’t shoot well in those competitions but I was not nervous. They prepared me to this. Four weeks ago, I shot a final in practise and it went so well, then I knew that I can win the European Champion”, explained her preparation to the Championships new European Champion Monika Karsch.

Bulgaria’s Miroslava Mincheva also ranked first with 33 points and won the gold medal in 25m pistol competitions as part of the women's youth event.

Czech athlete Anna Dedova (30 points) ranked second, and Hungary’s Veronika Major (25 points) settled for the bronze medal.

The 2017 European Shooting Championship, started on July 21, is underway in the capital of Azerbaijan with participation of 932 shooters from 43 countries.

Athletes are competing in 10m, 25m, 50m rifle and pistol events at the tournament to last until August 4.


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