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19.03.2017

ISSF World Cup in Acapulco: Day 1 preview

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Acapulco, MEX

The women’s Trap event will deliver its medals today in Acapulco, while the first day of the men’s Trap qualifications will also take place. The final will be streamed live on the ISSF official Facebook page and on issf-sports.org.

The second competition of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series officially opened yesterday, and at the Club de Caza Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco it’s already time to give away the first medals.

 

In the women’s Trap event, 33 shooters will represent 16 National Olympic Committees, battling for the second World Cup Gold medal of the season in this event.

 

None of the three medalists in New Delhi, Australia’s Penny Smith, Italy’s Jessica Rossi and Finland’s Mopsi Veromaa, will compete for a back-to-back appearance on the women’s Trap podium, but both the Olympic Silver and Bronze medalists of Rio 2016 will be among the participants.

 

Indeed, New Zealand’s Natalie Rooney (28) and United States’ Corey Cogdell (30) will both be among the favorites for a spot among the six final match participants. And curiously, both Cogdell and Rooney finished on the World Cup podium here in Acapulco two years ago, when Cogdell won the Gold and Rooney finished in 3rd place.

 

That day, the Silver medal was won by Australia’s Laetisha Scanlan (26), who is also going to compete today. Her teammate Emma Elizabeth Cox (24), Gold medalist at last year’s World Cup stage in San Marino is also in the shortlist for a place in the final, along with seven-time World Cup medalist Fatima Galvez (30) of Spain and San Marino’s Alessandra Perilli (28), also a multiple World Cup medal winner.

 

The local Mexican flag will be born by Cinthya Clemenz Maya (17), Alejandra Ramirez Caballero (20) and Carolina Topete (18).

 

News and updates about the competition will be available on issf-sports.org and on the many social media platforms of the Federation: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

 

The Trap Women final is scheduled at 4:15 pm (UTC-6:00) and it will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on its Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.

Marco Vettoretti