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01.03.2017

Final 25m Pistol Women

Thailand’s Yangpaiboon unbeatable at women’s 25m Pistol Final in New Delhi

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND

The 28-year old Thai shooter won with 8 points of advantage over silver medallist Zhang of the People’s Republic of China, during day-6 of the ISSF Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun events in New Delhi, India.

Yangpaiboon Naphaswan of Thailand, 28, won today’s 25m Pistol Women event at the ISSF Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun World Cup in New Delhi, India.

 

The two-time world cup medallist shot at a different pace today. After 40 shots, she ranked first with 32 hits and had already collected a safe 6-hit advantage on her followers.

                

Clearing the last two final series with 3 and again 3 hits, she scored a total of 38 hits and turned out to be unreachable by her opponent.

 

2014 World and Asian Champion Zhang Jingjing of the People’s Republic of China, 28, followed her in second place, securing today’s Silver with 30 hits.

 

The 2016 Junior World Cup Champion and European Champion, Michelle Skeries of Germany, 20,

making her first appearance in an ISSF World Cup event, claimed the Bronze with 27 hits.

 

Zhang and Skeries had survived a three-way shoot-off just minutes before, as they tied the second German finalist Doreen Vennekamp at the 5th place elimination.

 

21-year old first-time participant Vennekamp missed a determinant hit there, taking the 5th place with 21 hits, behind Rio 2016 Bronze medallist Heidi Diethelm Gerber of Switzerland, 47, who did not make it to the podium today, finishing in 4th place with 23 hits.

 

Tien Chia Chen of Chinese Taipei, 33, and Konishi Yukari of Japan, 38, were the first to face an elimination, as they tied in 8th place after the 20th shot with 9 points each. The first elimination had therefore to be decided by a shoot-off, which tuned in favour of the Japanese athlete.

 

While Tien was left in 8th place, Konishi kept on shooting in the final, scoring a great 5-hit series to tie the next athlete on the scoreboard, Lin Yuemei of the People’s Republic of China, in 7th place.

 

This time, three shoot-off series were needed to divide the two athletes, with Lin winning the tie-breaker and Konishi eventually taking the 7th place with a final score of 14 hits

 

Lin Yuemei, who had already won the women’s 10m Air Pistol Final held on the 26 of February here in New Delhi, was eliminated one series later, taking the 6th place with 16 hits after shot 30. 

 

Day-6 of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi will now continue with the men’s 50m Pistol final scheduled at 13.00 (UTC+5.30) and with the women’s Skeet final at 15.30.

RESULTS - 25m Pistol Women

1. YANGPAIBOON Naphaswan

2. ZHANG Jingjing

3. SKERIES Michelle

01.03.2017

Marco Dalla Dea