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18.05.2015

ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup closed in Fort Benning – Serbia finishes atop of the medals standings

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Fort Benning, USA

Olympic Champ Jin Jongoh (KOR) won the last gold medal of the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning at today’s 10m Air Pistol Men event.

More than 600 athletes coming from 76 countries competed in the 2015 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup held in Fort Benning (USA) – the fifth world cup leg of the season - from the 13th through the 18th of May. They arrived there to compete in the 10 Olympic Rifle and Pistol events, trying to secure one of the 24 Rio 2016 Olympic Quota places, and to collect world cup points. 

 

Korea’s five-time Olympic medallist Jin Jongoh won the last match of the event, today’s 10m Air Pistol Men final, collecting his second world cup gold back to back. Jin's final score of 202.0 points turned out to be unreachable for today’s Silver medallist, the 2004 Olympic Bronze medallist Vladimir Isakov of Russia, who scored 199.9 points finishing in second place 2.1 points behind the Korean winner. The Bronze medal went to Portugal's 50-year old Joao Costa, a four-time Olympian, who scored 178.4 points, claiming an Olympic pass for Rio.

 

Earlier today, Kazakhstan's Yuriy Yurkov – ranked 50th in the world – beat world's #2 Zhu Qinan of the People's Republic of China at the last shot of a thrilling 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event, winning Gold and a Rio 2016 Olympic Quota Place. Yurkov – who had never compete in an ISSF world cup final round before – scored 456.3 points, leaving behind him two Athens 2004’s Olympic Champions: China’s Zhu Qinan - second with 455.3 points – and USA’s Matthew Emmons, third with 445.0 points.

 

After ten finals conducted in Fort Benning, it was the Serbian team that finished atop of the medals standings table, thanks to the three Gold medals collected by Stefanovic and Arsovic at the 10m Air Rifle Men and Women event, and by Mikec at the 50m Pistol Men competition.

 

The People’s Republic of China followed in second place, with a total of four medals, including one Gold, two Silver and 1 Bronze medals. The host country, USA, ended up in seventh with 1 Gold (won by Michael Mcphail at the 50m Rifle Prone Men event) and 1 Bronze medal secured by Matthew Emmons at today’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men final.

 

“We are very happy about this world cup event, and especially that we were able to get a new finals hall here in Fort Benning. That makes the difference.” Mr. Gary Anderson - ISSF Vice-President and member of the USA Shooting’s Board of Directors – said after the last final.

 

“This falls into the ISSF development strategy: to get attractive fields of play, that highlights the athletes and focus the attention on their performances.”

 

“The quality of this world cup is so much better than all we had before here. We've always been proud of our officials, we think they do a good job and they work really hard, but the new finals hall was the highlight of this competition. Yesterday, a new final world record was scored on the new range, at the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women final.” Mr. Anderson said, speaking about the new finals hall that was added to the well-known venue of Fort Benning, which hosted 9 different ISSF World Cup Stages since 1994.

 

The ISSF World Cup Series moves now on to Munich, Germany, where the next world cup leg will be hosted from the 26th of May through the 2nd of June. The first medals will be assigned on the 28th of May, when the 10m Air Rifle Men and Women finals will be held. Follow the next events live on www.issf-sports.org

 

 

 

The medals standing

Rank

NAT - Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

SRB – Serbia

3

 

 

3

2

CHN – People’s Republic of China

1

2

1

4

3

BUL – Bulgaria

1

1

1

3

4

KOR – Republic of Korea

1

1

 

2

4

MGL – Mongolia

1

1

 

2

6

GER – Germany

1

 

2

3

7

USA – United States of America

1

 

1

2

8

KAZ – Kazakhstan

1

 

 

1

9

CRO – Croatia

 

2

 

2

10

CUB – Cuba

 

1

 

1

10

NOR – Norway

 

1

 

1

10

RUS – Russian Federation

 

1

 

1

13

DEN – Denmark

 

 

1

1

13

GRE – Greece

 

 

1

1

13

IND – India

 

 

1

1

13

POR – Portugal

 

 

1

1

13

VIE – Vietnam

 

 

1

1

 

Total

10

10

10

30

 

Records Broken / Equalled

 

EQUALED WORLD RECORDS

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Date

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

Qual

592 / 592

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

17 MAY 2015

 

WORLD RECORDS JUNIOR

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Date

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior

Elim

1178 / 1180

YANG Haoran

CHN

17 MAY 2015

 

FINALS WORLD RECORDS

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Date

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

Finals

463.0 / 463.3

CHANG Jing

CHN

17 MAY 2015

 

Quota Places by event

Event

Name

Nat

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

YURKOV Yuriy

KAZ

YAMASHITA Toshikazu

JPN

50m Rifle Prone Men

MCPHAIL Michael

USA

NARANG Gagan

IND

10m Air Rifle Men

STEFANOVIC Milutin

SRB

RIZOV Anton

BUL

SCHMIRL Alexander

AUT

50m Pistol Men

MIKEC Damir

SRB

HENDERSON James

USA

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

PUPO Leuris

CUB

REITZ Christian

GER

10m Air Pistol Men

COSTA Joao

POR

OMELCHUK Oleh

UKR

KELES Ismail

TUR

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

SOWASH Amy

USA

KOROL Yelizaveta

KAZ

10m Air Rifle Women

GANKHUYAG Nandinzaya

MGL

BEARD Sarah

USA

HASHAD Shimaa

EGY

25m Pistol Women

BONEVA Antoaneta

BUL

LAMOLLE Mathilde

FRA

10m Air Pistol Women

KORAKAKI Anna

GRE

ZAVALA Alejandra

MEX

YU Ai Wen

TPE

 

Medallists by event

Event

Medal

Name

Nat

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

GOLD

YURKOV Yuriy

KAZ

SILVER

ZHU Qinan

CHN

BRONZE

EMMONS Matthew

USA

50m Rifle Prone Men

GOLD

MCPHAIL Michael

USA

SILVER

BRYHN Ole Kristian

NOR

BRONZE

NARANG Gagan

IND

10m Air Rifle Men

GOLD

STEFANOVIC Milutin

SRB

SILVER

YANG Haoran

CHN

BRONZE

RIZOV Anton

BUL

50m Pistol Men

GOLD

MIKEC Damir

SRB

SILVER

JIN Jongoh

KOR

BRONZE

HOANG Xuan Vinh

VIE

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

GOLD

GEIS Oliver

GER

SILVER

PUPO Leuris

CUB

BRONZE

REITZ Christian

GER

10m Air Pistol Men

GOLD

JIN Jongoh

KOR

SILVER

ISAKOV Vladimir

RUS

BRONZE

COSTA Joao

POR

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

GOLD

CHANG Jing

CHN

SILVER

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

BRONZE

ENGLEDER Barbara

GER

10m Air Rifle Women

GOLD

ARSOVIC Andrea

SRB

SILVER

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

BRONZE

NIELSEN Stine

DEN

25m Pistol Women

GOLD

OTRYAD Gundegmaa

MGL

SILVER

BONEVA Antoaneta

BUL

BRONZE

ZHANG Jingjing

CHN

10m Air Pistol Women

GOLD

BONEVA Antoaneta

BUL

SILVER

OTRYAD Gundegmaa

MGL

BRONZE

KORAKAKI Anna

GRE

 

Marco Dalla Dea