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07.05.2017

ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaka closed: medals and records

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Larnaka, CYP

The new event recommended by the ISSF for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program has been tested at all ISSF World Cup Stages, this year, and recorded a great success in Larnaka, where 32 teams entered the competition.

The third and last leg of the ISSF World Cup Series was officially closed in Larnaka, Cyprus, today.


The last official medal event, the men’s Trap final, took place yesterday (May 6), and saw the victory of Spain’s Antonio Bailon with a new world record of 46 hits out of 50 targets.

 

Today, trap shooters had a chance to test the new Trap Mixed Team event, which has been proposed by the ISSF for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program. 32 teams from 21 countries participated in the test, proving great interest toward the proposed event.

 

429 athletes coming from 61 countries competed in the five Olympic shotgun events here at the Olympic Shooting Range of Larnaka, between April 29 and May 7. The People’s Republic of China finished atop of the medal standings, with two gold won by Wei Meng and Wang Xiaojing at the women’s Skeet and Trap events. Italy followed in second, with 1 gold and 1 bronze, while Argentina and Spain tied in third with 1 gold medal each.

 

Three new world records were set during the event: Italy’s 10-time world cup gold medallist Daniele Di Spingo established a new Double Trap world record of 78 hits out of 80 targets; Wang Xiaojing of the People’s Republic of China shuttered the women’s Trap world record of 42 hits by scoring 45 targets in the final; and Antonio Bailon recorded 46 hits in yesterday’s men’s Trap event.

 

Larnaka’s was the last ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage of the season. Shotgun shooters will meet again at the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow, Russia (30 August – 11 September), before the closing event of the year - the ISSF World Cup Final - to be held in New Delhi (IND) from the 23rd through the 30th of October (to see the complete ISSF Events calendar, click here)

Medal standings after 5 out of 5 events conducted

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 2 2
2 ITA 1 1 2
3 ARG 1 1
3 ESP 1 1
5 RUS 1 2 3
6 CRO 1 1
6 CYP 1 1
6 LBN 1 1
6 USA 1 1
10 SMR 1 1
10 THA 1 1
5 5 5 15

Medalists by Event after 5 out of 5 events conducted

Event Date Medal Name Nation
Trap Men 6 MAY 2017 Gold BAILON Antonio ESP
Silver CERNOGORAZ Giovanni CRO
Bronze ALIPOV Alexey RUS
Double Trap Men 3 MAY 2017 Gold DI SPIGNO Daniele ITA
Silver NEKRASOV Artem RUS
Bronze GASPARINI Davide ITA
Skeet Men 1 MAY 2017 Gold GIL Federico ARG
Silver ACHILLEOS Georgios CYP
Bronze ZEMLIN Alexander RUS
Trap Women 5 MAY 2017 Gold WANG Xiaojing CHN
Silver BASSIL Ray LBN
Bronze PERILLI Alessandra SMR
Skeet Women 30 APR 2017 Gold WEI Meng CHN
Silver RHODE Kimberly USA
Bronze JIEWCHALOEMMIT Sutiya THA

Records after 5 out of 5 events conducted

WORLD RECORDS

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Date

Trap Men

Final

45 / 46

BAILON Antonio

ESP

6 MAY 2017

Trap Women

Final

42 / 45

WANG Xiaojing

CHN

5 MAY 2017

Double Trap Men

Final

75 / 78

DI SPIGNO Daniele

ITA

3 MAY 2017

Marco Dalla Dea