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25.03.2017

ISSF World Cup in Acapulco: day 7 preview

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Acapulco, MEX

Two events are left on the schedule of the second ISSF World Cup stage of the season, taking place in Acapulco (MEX) until March 27th. Today, at the Club de Caza, Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco, the Skeet Women shooters will compete for the second Gold medal up for grabs this year.

With three out five events already in the books, the Club de Caza, Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco is now ready to host the two conclusive matches of the second ISSF World Cup stage of the season.

 

Today, in Acapulco, 21 women’s Skeet shooters will compete for the second podium of the season in this event, representing 12 different National Olympic Committees and trying to prevail over the undisputed favorite of the day: United States’ 37-year-old Kimberly Rhode, Gold medal winner at the ISSF World Cup Stage 1 in New Delhi (IND).

 

Rhode’s younger teammate Katharina Monika Jacob (17) will also be among the most awaited contenders along with USA’s third participants Caitlin Connor (26), Silver medalist at the ISSF World Championship in Lonato (ITA) in 2015.

 

So far, Jacob has only one ISSF World Cup participation in her resume, as she competed and clinched the Bronze medal at last year’s World Cup stage in Nicosia (CYP).

 

Even younger than the American athlete will be Australia’s Aislin Jones, who wrote her name in the history records as the youngest Shooting sport athlete participating at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 16-year-old will shoot alongside her teammate Laura Coles (29), continental champion in Sydney (AUS) in 2013, who will try to claim her first career World Cup medal.

 

The Mexican flag will be represented by 22-year-old Anabel Molina and 20-year-old Gabriela Rodriguez.

 

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 Skeet Women final is scheduled at 3:30 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