News

24.04.2016

Finals 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

Another FWR is set in Rio as China’s Hui pockets the Rifle 3 Positions Gold medal

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Hui Zicheng of the People’s Republic of China battled with his teammate Zhu Qinan for most of the match, taking the lead at the earliest stage of the standing series. Zhu then finished 3rd behind Matthew Emmons of the United States of America.

A third World Record has been set at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), where the ISSF World Cup stage in all events will conclude today.

 

After the Equalled Final World Record achieved yesterday by Russia’s Alexei Klimov in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men event, and the new World Record set by Snjezana Pejcic in the 3 Positions Women event on Friday, China’s shooter Hui Zicheng set his own one, commanding the final of the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event and writing a new page of the record books.

 

USA’s Matthew Emmons, Bronze medallist in this event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, placed 2nd, closing the gap with Hui during the final shots of the match, but surrendering to the Chinese almost-perfect 10.8 that sealed the Gold medal.

 

Hui finished with 463.7 points, setting a new Final World Record in this event. The previous one was fired by Russian Federation’s Nazar Louginets in Munich in 2014. Emmons recorded a final score of 461.6 points, and his Silver medal is the third one collected by the United States of America in this competition.

 

In the lead after both the kneeling and the prone series, Hui’s teammate Zhu Qinan finished 3rd with 451.2 points, followed by Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish with 439.6.

 

Russia’s Sergey Kamenskiy, the Bronze medallist in Monday’s 10m Air Rifle Men event, placed 5th with 428.1 points, after overtaking Italian shooter Marco De Nicolo on the edge of an elimination. De Nicolo then concluded in 6th place with 417.3 points.

 

Eliminated after the 40th shot, Anton Rizov of Bulgaria placed 8th with 393.9, more than ten points behind Hungary’s Peter Sidi, 7th with 404.6, also eliminated after the 10th shot of the standing position.

 

The ISSF World Cup stage in Rio de Janeiro will continue this afternoon with the Skeet Men final, scheduled at 3:30 PM (UTC-3).

 

News and updates will be available on the ISSF official website and on its social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo. While highlights of all the finals will be available on YouTube and Youku.

RESULTS - 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

1. HUI Zicheng

2. EMMONS Matthew

3. ZHU Qinan

24.04.2016

Marco Vettoretti