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15.04.2015

ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon - Competition wrap-up

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Changwon, KOR

24 Rio 2016 Olympic Quotas were distributed at the 2015 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon (KOR). We recap the ten events, the medal standings and the records of the competition after the last medal match won by Hui Zicheng of the People’s Republic of China, today.

Hui Zicheng from the People's Republic of China won the last match of the 2015 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon (KOR), the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event. The 25-year old shooter came back atop of the ISSF podium after six years, beating USA's Matthew Emmons and South Korea's Han Jinseop to win Gold with a score of 457.3 points.


More than 570 athletes coming from 68 countries participated in the Changwon’s ISSF World Cup stage from the 9th through the 15th of April, setting a new participation record for an ISSF event organized in South Korea.

The best shooters of the world gathered here, trying to secure one of the 24 Rio 2016 Olympic Quota Places to be assigned by the ISSF during the competition. Furthermore, Changwon attracted even more participants as it is the designed host of the next ISSF World Championship in all events, which will be held in 2018 on the lines of a completely new range to be constructed on the site of the existing venue.

 

The first medals and Olympic quotas of the world cup stage were assigned on the 10th of April, as Hungary’s Peter Sidi won the 10m Air Rifle Men event. The competition continued the following day with three more medal matches: Zhang of the People’s Republic of China triumphed at the men’s 50m Pistol event, while Croatia’s Pejcic and Mongolia’s Otryad won the women’s 10m Air Rifle and 25m Pistol finals.

 

On the 12th of April, USA pocketed an Olympic Quota at the 50m Rifle Prone Men event, thanks to the three-time Olympic medallist Matthew Emmons. Later on the same day, the five-time Olympic medallist and local hero Jin Jongoh triggered rounds of applauses as he claimed Gold at the 10m Air Pistol Men final setting a new world record of 206.0 points on his home turf.

 

Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic finished in the spotlights once again on the 13th of April, as she won her second world cup gold medal back-to-beck in less than one week at the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women event, beating some of the strongest rifle shooters of the world. Minutes later, it was the turn of Russia’s 2012 Olympic finalist Liubov Yaskevich to come back atop of an ISSF podium at the 10m Air Pistol Women medal match.


Another world record was scored yesterday, April 14th, at the second-last final match of this world cup stage, by France’s Jean Quiquampoix, the 19-year old athlete who won his first senior 25m Rapid Fire Pistol men final establishing at the same time a new junior world record of 29 hits.

 

After ten events, the People’s Republic of China closed the world cup stage atop of medal standings with 2 Gold medals, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze, for a total of six awards. Croatia followed in second, thanks to the two Gold medals won by the unstoppable rifle shooter Pejcic. The host country - the Republic of Korea - ranked third with a remarkable total of six medals (one Gold, two Silver, 3 Bronze).

 

Speaking at a reception offered by the Major of Changwon Sang-soo Ahn, the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña said: “We should thank the city of Changwon and the Korea Shooting Federation for their hospitality and for their effortless work in favour of the our sport.”

 

“I will see you all again at the next ISSF World Championship in all Shooting events in 2018, we are looking forward to it. I am expecting that it will be the best championship in the history of our sport.” The ISSF President added.

 

The 2015 ISSF World Cup Series will now continue in Larnaca, Cyprus, where the next Shotgun World Cup stage will be held from 24th of April through the 4th of May. As for Changwon, all finals will be broadcasted live by the ISSF on its official website, www.issf-sports.org

 

 

Medal standings after 10 of 10 events

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

CHN

2

3

1

6

2

CRO

2

 

 

2

3

KOR

1

2

3

6

4

USA

1

1

 

2

5

FRA

1

 

 

1

5

HUN

1

 

 

1

5

MGL

1

 

 

1

5

RUS

1

 

 

1

9

GER

 

1

1

2

10

ITA

 

1

 

1

10

MYA

 

1

 

1

10

SRB

 

1

 

1

13

IND

 

 

2

2

14

BUL

 

 

1

1

14

DEN

 

 

1

1

14

VIE

 

 

1

1

 

Total

10

10

10

30

 

Rio 2016 Quota Places assigned – by event

Event

Name

Nat

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

HUI Zicheng

CHN

BRYHN Ole Kristian

NOR

50m Rifle Prone Men

EMMONS Matthew

USA

KIM Hakman

KOR

10m Air Rifle Men

SIDI Peter

HUN

KIM Sang Do

KOR

SCHALLENBERGER Nicolas

GER

50m Pistol Men

ZHANG Bowen

CHN

PARK Daehun

KOR

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

QUIQUAMPOIX Jean

FRA

SONG Jong Ho

KOR

10m Air Pistol Men

NAUNG Ye Tun

MYA

GRGIC Dimitrije

SRB

EKIMOV Leonid

RUS

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

GSCHWANDTNER Selina

GER

ZHAO Huixin

CHN

10m Air Rifle Women

MAKSIMOVIC Ivana

SRB

CHANDELA Apurvi

IND

ARVIDSSON Michaela

SWE

25m Pistol Women

OTRYAD Gundegmaa

MGL

LIN Yuemei

CHN

10m Air Pistol Women

YASKEVICH Liubov

RUS

ZHANG Mengxue

CHN

KWAK Jung Hye

KOR

 

ISSF World Cup in Changwon (KOR) – Medallists by event

Event

Medal

Name

Nat

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

GOLD

HUI Zicheng

CHN

SILVER

EMMONS Matthew

USA

BRONZE

HAN Jinseop

KOR

50m Rifle Prone Men

GOLD

EMMONS Matthew

USA

SILVER

KIM Hakman

KOR

BRONZE

GRIMMEL Torben

DEN

10m Air Rifle Men

GOLD

SIDI Peter

HUN

SILVER

YANG Haoran

CHN

BRONZE

ZHU Qinan

CHN

50m Pistol Men

GOLD

ZHANG Bowen

CHN

SILVER

PARK Daehun

KOR

BRONZE

HOANG Xuan Vinh

VIE

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

GOLD

QUIQUAMPOIX Jean

FRA

SILVER

GEIS Oliver

GER

BRONZE

SONG Jong Ho

KOR

10m Air Pistol Men

GOLD

JIN Jongoh

KOR

SILVER

NAUNG Ye Tun

MYA

BRONZE

RAI Jitu

IND

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

GOLD

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

SILVER

ZUBLASING Petra

ITA

BRONZE

GSCHWANDTNER Selina

GER

10m Air Rifle Women

GOLD

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

SILVER

MAKSIMOVIC Ivana

SRB

BRONZE

CHANDELA Apurvi

IND

25m Pistol Women

GOLD

OTRYAD Gundegmaa

MGL

SILVER

LIN Yuemei

CHN

BRONZE

BONEVA Antoaneta

BUL

10m Air Pistol Women

GOLD

YASKEVICH Liubov

RUS

SILVER

ZHANG Mengxue

CHN

BRONZE

KWAK Jung Hye

KOR

 

ISSF World Cup in Changwon (KOR) – Final World Records

Event

Old / New

Name

Nat

10m Air Pistol Men

202.8 / 206.0

JIN Jongoh

KOR

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

462.7 / 463.0

PEJCIC Snjezana

CRO

 

ISSF World Cup in Changwon (KOR) – Final Junior World Record

Event

Old / New

Name

Nat

25m Rapid Fire Men Junior

28 / 29

QUIQUAMPOIX Jean

FRA

Marco Dalla Dea