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28.10.2017

Final 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

Jolyn Beer emerges from a thrilling match to claim her first ISSF trophy

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

A tight battle between Beer, Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic and People’s Republic of China’s Zhang Yiwen and Shi Mengyao finally crowned the German 23-year-old, who won the first ISSF World Cup Final title of her career. Pejcic took Silver, while Zhang finished 3rd.

An exciting and tight duel between non-other than four shooters ended with Germany’s Jolyn Beer winning the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions trophy in New Delhi (IND), where the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range is currently hosting the 2017 ISSF World Cup final.

 

To claim her first career ISSF crystal globe, Beer prevailed over multi-decorated shooter Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia, who were on top of the table at the end of both the kneeling and the prone position.

 

A perfect 10.9 on shot 43 turned out to be crucial for Beer, who grabbed the lead and found herself sitting on a 0.9-point advantage on Pejcic with just one shot left to fire. There, the German 23-year-old nailed an almost perfect 10.8, finishing with 459.9 points and claiming the brightest medal.

 

“2016 was a great year for,” said Beer after the podium. “And this season I shot even a little bit better. It feels great to win this trophy, I wondered about it last night and now I can’t believe it… It’s amazing!”

 

“Now I’ll go back to my military duties, and by the end of the year I’ll shoot in some selection matches for next year’s European Championship,” she concluded. “I’ll also shoot in a couple of World Cup stages, to prepare at my best for the World Championship in Changwon.”

 

Hitting a bad 9.3 on her final shot, Pejcic concluded with 457.5 points, taking 2nd place and preceding People’s Republic of China Zhang Yiwen, whom she had just beaten in a shoot-off for the Bronze medal position. The Chinese 21-year-old then finished with 448.2 points.

 

After momentarily taking the lead with a remarkable 10.5 on her 41st shot, 19-year-old Shi Mengyao, also of the People’s Republic of China, nailed a disappointing 9.0-9.6 combination, sliding down and finishing in 4th place with 436.9 points.

 

Shi was followed the third Chinese final participant, 28-year-old Zhang Binbin, who took 5th place with 425.3 points, and by 26-year-old Denmark’s shooter Stine Nielsen, 6th with 414.3.

 

A second German finalist was eliminated after the 40th shot: 23-year-old Selina Gschwandtner, in fact, failed to find the right pace and took 8th place with 398.0 points, while Singapore’s Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei (27) concluded in 7th position with 402.5 points.

 

The ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND) will continue this afternoon with the Trap Women, scheduled at 3:30 pm (UTC+5:30).

 

The final 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 Rifle 3 Positions Women

1. BEER Jolyn

2. PEJCIC Snjezana

3. ZHANG Yiwen

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