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05.05.2017

Trap Women

ISSF World Cup in Larnaka: women’s Trap preview

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Larnaka, CYP

The second-to-last final match of the competition is taking place today at the Larnaka Olympic Shooting Range. Fifty-five shooters are expected to compete.

Three events already took place in at the ISSF World Cup Stage 3 in Larnaka (CYP), two are left on the schedule.

 

After awarding the first Gold medals of the season to Australia’s Penny Smith and United States’ Ashley Carroll, the women’s Trap final is expected to take place today and deliver the third and last set of medal of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series.

 

22-year-old Carroll will headline the Stars and Stripes selection in Larnaka, also enrolling 27-year-old Caitlin Barney Weinheimer and seven-time World Cup medalist Corey Cogdell (30).

 

The panel of favorite shooters for a spot among the six finalists will surely include the new leader of the ISSF World Ranking: New Zealand’s 28-year-old Natalie Rooney, who will try to claim what would be her first World Cup Gold medal ever.

 

After pocketing two of the three Double Trap medals up for grabs two days ago, Italy will have London 2012 Olympic Champion Jessica Rossi looking for her second medal this season, with Alessia Iezzi and Federica Caporuscio also bearing the Azzurri’s flag.

 

A pack of experienced European shooter is also going to battle for a podium placement today: Spain’s Fatima Galvez (30) and San Marino’s Alessandra Perilli (29), who respectively placed 4th and 3rd at the previous World Cup stage in Acapulco (MEX), and the current European Champion in this event, Slovakia’s Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova (33).

 

The Cyprus’ team will only enlist one athlete: 33-year-old Georgia Konstantinidou, competing here in her 20th ISSF World Cup.

 

The final match will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.

 

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

Marco Vettoretti