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05.09.2017

Final Double Trap Men Junior

British talent James Dedman with the Double Trap world title

ISSF World Championship Shotgun · Moscow, RUS

In a final conducted under some tough weather conditions, Great Britain’s 19-year-old James Dedman secured the Double Trap Men Junior world title, besting Ahvar Rizvi of India and Qi Ying of the People’s Republic of China, who respectively took Silver and Bronze.

With rain pouring down since the early morning on the Foxlodge Shooting Range, the ISSF World Championship Shotgun in Moscow (RUS) delivered the Double Trap Men Junior world title today.

 

At the end of a nerve-wrecking and tough final, both for the bad weather conditions and the many misses, Great Britain’s James Dedman bagged his first world title, prevailing over India’s first-time finalist Ahvar Rizvi (17), who missed his very last target and allowed his rival to claim the Gold medal by just 1 hit: 67 to 66.

 

“This is by far my greatest achievement,” said the 19-year-old British at the end of the medal ceremony. “It feels amazing, I actually didn’t suffered the rain. I’m kind of used to these weather conditions!”

 

Dedman was accompanied by his father and personal coach Simon Dedman: “I really appreciate the support he’s giving me, traveling the world with me… This is the first season he coaches me, and he’s got a pretty good record so far!” Concluded Dedman, who also won the World Cup Bronze in New Delhi last February.

 

For Rizvi, who placed 10th in Lonato (ITA) in 2015, the World Championship Silver is the first career international medal.

 

After battling for the top position for most of the final, People’s Republic of China’s 20-year-old Qi Ying took 3rd place, after missing four costly targets in a row on his 21st and 22nd double. Ying, a Bronze medalist at this year’s World Cup stage in Acapulco (MEX), finished with 46 hits and the Bronze medal around his neck.

 

Qi was followed Australian shooter Mitchell Iles-Crevatin, who was eliminated after the 25th double and finishing in 4th place with 38 hits, and Russian Federation’s Viacheslav Yukhimenko (19), the 2015 Junior European Champion, who placed 5th with 30.

 

The second Indian finalist, Shardul Vihan, made his second appearance in a World Championship, entering the final after placing 11th in Lonato (ITA) two years ago. The 14-year-old took 6th place with 19 target hits.

 

On the team podium India’s Rizvi, Vihan and Shapath Bharadwaj climbed atop the podium, where they got the Gold with 401 hits; Italy’s Jacopo Duprè De Foresta, Eraldo Apolloni and Marco Carli of Italy followed in 2nd place with 389, while People’s Republic of China’s Qi, Zhang Changshuai and Cao Xudong took Bronze with 387.

 

The ISSF World Championship Shotgun in Moscow (RUS) will continue on Friday, September 8th with the Skeet Women Junior final, scheduled at 5:00 pm (UTC+3:00), and the Skeet Women final, taking place at 6:00 pm. Both finals will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel, on its official Facebook page and on the Olympic Channel.

 

Live results of the competitions, news and updates will be available on www.issf-sports.org and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Medalists by Event - Team

Event Date Medal Name Nation
Trap Men Team 1 SEP 2017 Gold Italy ITA
Silver Czech Republic CZE
Bronze Spain ESP
Double Trap Men Team 5 SEP 2017 Gold Italy ITA
Silver People's Republic of China CHN
Bronze Russian Federation RUS
Skeet Men Team 7 SEP 2017 Gold Italy ITA
Silver Russian Federation RUS
Bronze Czech Republic CZE
Trap Women Team 1 SEP 2017 Gold United States of America USA
Silver Finland FIN
Bronze Italy ITA
Skeet Women Team 7 SEP 2017 Gold United States of America USA
Silver Italy ITA
Bronze Russian Federation RUS
Trap Mixed Team 4 SEP 2017 Gold Australia AUS 2
Silver Spain ESP 1
Bronze United States of America USA 1
Skeet Mixed Team 10 SEP 2017 Gold Russian Federation RUS 1
Silver Italy ITA 2
Bronze United States of America USA 2
Trap Men Junior Team 1 SEP 2017 Gold Australia AUS
Silver Italy ITA
Bronze United States of America USA
Double Trap Men Junior Team 5 SEP 2017 Gold India IND
Silver Italy ITA
Bronze People's Republic of China CHN
Skeet Men Junior Team 7 SEP 2017 Gold Italy ITA
Silver Turkey TUR
Bronze United States of America USA
Trap Women Junior Team 1 SEP 2017 Gold Italy ITA
Silver Russian Federation RUS
Bronze United States of America USA
Skeet Women Junior Team 7 SEP 2017 Gold United States of America USA
Silver Czech Republic CZE
Bronze Germany GER

Medal standings

RankNationIndividualTeamTotal
GoldSilverBronzeGoldSilverBronzeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1ITA42154196217
2USA2113551612
3RUS121222428
4AUS1122114
5IND21123
6GBR11112
7DEN111
7FRA111
9CZE121224
10CHN211134
11ESP11112
11GER11112
13FIN111
13TUR111
15CYP333
16SVK111
10101012121222222266

RESULTS - Double Trap Men Junior

1. DEDMAN James

2. RIZVI Ahvar

3. QI Ying

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