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23.05.2016

Finals 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

25m Rapid Fire Pistol winner Zhang collects China’s third Gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in Munich

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

The sixth events of the 2016 ISSF World Cup in Munich saw another success of the Team China, thanks to the victory of Zhang Fusheng at the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men final.

The winner of the first world cup stage of the season in Bangkok, Zhang Fusheng of the People’s Republic of China, 22, ranked 5th in the world, secured Gold at today’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men event at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.

 

The young Chinese shooter beat the current world cup title holder Jean Quiquampoix of France (20), with a score of 29 to 28 hits.  

 

Quiquampoix arrived here in Munich after winning a Bronze at the pre-Olympic world cup in Rio de Janeiro, one month ago, and he’s currently ranked sixth in the world in this event, and one of the favorites on the road to Rio 2016.

 

Today he beat Germany’s top-ranked rapid fire shooter, Beijing 2008’s Olympic Bronze medalist Christian Reitz, 29, who claimed Bronze with 24 hits.


The German shooter had to pass through three different shoot-offs to climb up on the podium, surviving one elimination after the other.

 

On his way to the medals, Reitz left behind him Kim Jun Hong of the Republic of Korea (4th with 20 hits), Spain’s Jorge Llames (5th with 17 hits) and the reigning Olympic Champion Leuris Pupo of Cuba (6th with 12 hits).

 

After six out of eight events conducted, the People’s Republic of China solidly leads the overall medal standings of the world cup stage, with 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals. Denmark, Spain and Serbia follow in second place, with 1 Gold medal each.

 

The ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Munich, Germany, keeps on rolling. Day-4 of the competition will see the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final taking place at 11.30 (GMT+1), and the men’s 10m Air Pistol Final at 13:15. The finals will be broadcasted live on www.issf-sports.org

 

RESULTS - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

1. ZHANG Fusheng

2. QUIQUAMPOIX Jean

3. REITZ Christian

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