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07.07.2014

Finals 50m Pistol Men

Wang (CHN) finished atop of the 50m Pistol Men podium on his home turf

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Beijing, CHN

The 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist of China beat the reigning Olympic Champion Jin of Korea, to win the 50m Pistol Men final in front of his teammates and supporters at Beijing's shooting range.

The 2014 ISSF World Cup in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events in Beijing, the last leg of this year's ISSF World Cup Series, continued with the 50m Pistol Men final, today.

The match was won by Wang Zhiwei (25), from the People's Republic of China, who claimed the Gold medal in front of his supporters crowding the final hall of the 2008 Olympic Shooting Range of Beijing.

Wang met once again Korea's Jin Jongoh: they had been competing on the same line also at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where Wang eventually finished in third, securing the Bronze, while Jin pocketed his second Olympic title in a raw.

Today, it was Wang's turn to win the duel: the Chinese shooter scored 196.5 points, winning the match with 3.5 points of advantage over Jin, who claimed the Silver with 193.0 points.

Wang – currently ranked second in the world in this event – arrived here in Beijing after winning last year's ISSF World Cup title, and a Silver medal at this year's ISSF World Cup stage in Munich. Qualfid for the 2014 ISSF World Cup Final, he will try to defend his title in Gabala, Azerbaijian, where the finals will be held next October.

To finish on the second step of podium, the 34-year old reigning Olympic Champ Jin overtook the second Chinese finalist Pu Qifeng (28), who eventually landed in third place with a total score of 176.2 points after closing the round with a 7.3-point shot. Jin had already won the 10m Air Pistol Men event, here in Beijing, on July 4.

The current World Champion, Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda, followed the medallists in fourth with 151.3 points, preceding Anton Gurianov of the Russian Federation (fifth with 131.1 points), and the second Korean finalist Lee Daemyung (sixth with 107.0 points). Vladimir Isakov, the Russian shooter who had won the 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist here in Beijing, ended up in seventh with 88.9 points, today, while it was Vietnam's Hoang Xuan Vinh the first to leave the elimination-style final in eighth place with 72.0 points.

RESULTS - 50m Pistol Men

1. WANG Zhiwei

2. JIN Jongoh

3. PU Qifeng

07.07.2014

Marco Dalla Dea