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27.10.2017

Final 50m Pistol Men

Damir Mikec adds another Gold to Serbia’s medal count at the World Cup Final

ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND

Prevailing at the end of a thrilling duel with Ukraine’s Oleh Omelchuk, 33-year-old Damir Mikec collected Serbia’s fourth medal in New Delhi, rocketing his country at the top of the provisional medal standings. Home favorite Amanpreet Singh of India completed the podium alongside Mikec and Omelchuk, taking Bronze.

An exciting duel characterized the men’s 50m Pistol final match at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi (IND), where Serbia’s Damir Mikec and Ukraine’s Oleh Omelchuk battled head-to-head to claim the ISSF crystal globe.

 

Separated from the rest of the contenders early in the final, the two experienced athletes swapped places more than once during the match, entering the last and decisive series with a 0.1-point gap in Omelchuk’s favour. There, Mikec fired a consistent 9.8-9.9 combination, which turned out to be enough to best the 9.4-8.8 nailed by Omelchuk.

 

Finishing with 229.3 points, Mikec won his first World Cup Final trophy in the 50m Pistol Men event, the second overall after the Air Pistol one claimed in Bologna (ITA) in 2016. Omelchuk, instead, scored 228.0 points and added a Silver to the Bronze he won 24 hours ago in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event.

 

The Bronze medal was awarded to India’s Amanpreet Singh, Silver medalist at this year’s World Cup stage in New Delhi. The Indian 29-year-old shooter placed 3rd with 202.2 points.

 

Singh was followed by 44-year-old Yusuf Dikec of Turkey and by the second Serbian finalist Dimitrije Grgic (33), who respectively finished in 4th place with 185.3 points and in 5th with 166.2.

 

The bottom positions was taken by Vahid Golkhandan (34) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who concluded in 6th position with 142.0 points, and by India’s second final participant Jitu Rai (30), who placed 7th with 123.2. At this year’s World Cup Stage in New Delhi, they both finished on the podium with Singh, as Rai won Gold and Golkhandan secured Silver.

 

The ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND) will continue tomorrow with two more finals: the50m Rifle 3 Positions Women, scheduled at 12:00 pm (UTC+5:30); and the Trap Women, scheduled at 3:30 pm.

 

All 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 competition, 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.

RESULTS - 50m Pistol Men

1. MIKEC Damir

2. OMELCHUK Oleh

3. SINGH Amanpreet

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VIDEO - Final 50m Pistol Men

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Marco Vettoretti