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03.05.2015

ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca closed today: medals, Rio 2016 Olympic quotas and records

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Larnaca, CYP

Czech Republic's Kostelecky won the last match of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus, which saw the participation of 490 shooters coming from 77 countries.

Today's Trap Men final won by the 2008 Olympic Champion David Kostelecky of Czech Republic closed the 2015 ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus.

The fourth world cup stage of the year kicked off on here in Larnaca the 26th of April. 490 shooters coming from 77 countries arrived in Cyprus to compete in the five Olympic shotgun events, trying to secure one of the 10 Rio 2016 Olympic quotas up for grabs.

 

The competition started off with the Italian flag waiving upon the highest step of the podium, as Diana Bacosi won her second world cup back to back at the Skeet Women final beating China's Yu Xiumin in the gold medal match.  The Skeet Women’s Bronze went to one of the youngest finalists of this year's ISSF World Cup Series, USA's Morgan Craft, 21, who shoot her way to the podium by winning a qualification's shoot-off with 71+6 hits, and then shuttered 14 targets in the semi-final. At the Bronze medal match, she met and defeat  Thailand’s Sutia Jiewchaloemmit with a score of 15 to 13 hits, pocketing her very first ISSF world cup medal. Olympic qualification spots went to China and Thailand, as both Italy and USA have already achieved the maximum number of quotas for this event. 


The world cup stage continued the following day, on the 27th of April, with the Skeet Men final which saw the success of Saif Bin Futtais of the United Arab Emirates. Bin Futtais claimed the brightest medal as he beat Sweden's Marcus Svensson with a shoot-off score of 4 to 3 hits, after the Gold medal match where the two tied with 14 hits each.  Both the Gold and Silver medallist qualified for Rio 2016. Anton Astakhov of the Russian Federation, participating in his first ISSF world cup final round, secured the Bronze medal beating Great Britain's Jeremy Harry Bird by 13 to 12 hits in the Bronze medal match. Cyprus medal hope Georgios Achilleos did not make it to the podium, but he equalled the current Skeet Men world record during the qualification phase of the competition, with a perfect score of 125 hits out of 125 targets.

 

The 2014 ISSF World Championship silver medallist and world's #6 Antonino Barillà of Italy claimed the Double Trap Men gold on the 29th of April, at the third final match of this world cup in Larnaca. The Italian athlete beat Guatemala's first-time world cup finalist Enrique Brol - ranked 30th in the world – with 29 hits in the Gold medal match to Brol's 27. Brol and Bronze medallist Pan Qiang (30) of the People's Republic of China clinched the two Olympic quotas, as Barillà had already won one at last year’s world championship.

 

The Trap Women final, conducted yesterday, 2nd of May, turned in favour of Finland, as the 2008 Olympic Champion Satu Makela-Nummela claimed Gold and clinched a Rio 2016 Olympic quota place for her country, beating Tatiana Barsuk of the Russian Federation with a score of 13 to 12 hits. Spain's Fatima Galvez pocketed the Bronze, beating the Australian first-time finalist Emma Elizabeth Cox at the end of spine-chilling shoot-off. The two athletes tied with 9 hits at the end of the medal match, and then continued shooting in the tie-breaker. They both missed their first three shoot-off targets, and it was the fourth clay to decide the medal in favour of the Spanish shooter.

 

After five events, the Italian team finished atop of the medals standings, with two Gold medals. The Czech Republic, Finland and the United Arab Emirates placed in second with one Gold medal each. At the same time, the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation finished in the spotlights by securing two Rio 2016 Olympic quota place each, out of the 10 quotas up for grabs here in Larnaca.

 

The ISSF World Cup Series moves now on to America, as the fifth world cup leg of the year is going to be held in Fort Benning, USA. There, the best rifle and pistol shooters of the world will meet from the 11th through the 19th of May, competing for 20 more Olympic spots and to collect qualification points for this year’s ISSF World Cup Final.

 

 

 

Medals standings after 5 of 5 events

 

Rank

NAT

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

ITA

2

 

 

 

2

CZE

1

 

 

 

2

FIN

1

 

 

 

2

UAE

1

 

 

 

5

CHN

 

1

1

 

5

RUS

 

1

1

 

7

GUA

 

1

 

 

7

SWE

 

1

 

 

7

TUR

 

1

 

 

10

CRO

 

 

1

 

10

ESP

 

 

1

 

10

USA

 

 

1

 

 

Total

5

5

5

15

 

 

Rio 2016 Quota places distributed in Larnaca

 

Event

Name

Nat

Trap Men

ILNAM Yavuz

TUR

TORNROOS Vesa

FIN

Double Trap Men

BROL Enrique

GUA

PAN Qiang

CHN

Skeet Men

BIN FUTTAIS Saif

UAE

SVENSSON Marcus

SWE

Trap Women

MAKELA-NUMMELA Satu

FIN

BARSUK Tatiana

RUS

Skeet Women

YU Xiumin

CHN

JIEWCHALOEMMIT Sutiya

THA

 

 

Equalled world records

 

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Skeet Men

Qual

125 / 125

ACHILLEOS Georgios

CYP

 

Medallists by event

 

Event

Medal

Name

Nat

Trap Men

GOLD

KOSTELECKY David

CZE

SILVER

ILNAM Yavuz

TUR

BRONZE

GLASNOVIC Josip

CRO

Double Trap Men

GOLD

BARILLA Antonino

ITA

SILVER

BROL Enrique

GUA

BRONZE

PAN Qiang

CHN

Skeet Men

GOLD

BIN FUTTAIS Saif

UAE

SILVER

SVENSSON Marcus

SWE

BRONZE

ASTAKHOV Anton

RUS

Trap Women

GOLD

MAKELA-NUMMELA Satu

FIN

SILVER

BARSUK Tatiana

RUS

BRONZE

GALVEZ Fatima

ESP

Skeet Women

GOLD

BACOSI Diana

ITA

SILVER

YU Xiumin

CHN

BRONZE

CRAFT Morgan

USA

 

 

 

 

Marco Dalla Dea