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15.06.2014

Finals 10m Air Rifle Women

Olympic Champ Yi Siling (CHN) led the 10m Air Rifle Women match

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Maribor, SLO

The 25-year old air rifle sharpshooter finished the qualifications in first, and then confirmed to be the best of the day in the medal match, ending up in the lead with 2 points of advantage on her opponents.

The 2012 Olympic Champion, the 25-year old Chinese shooter Yi Siling, won today's 10m Air Rifle Women final match, ending up on the highest step of the podium with a total score of 209.6 points.

The young athlete left few chances to her opponents. After starting off the final with a disappointing 9.7 shot, she adjusted her sights, and nailed a series of unbeatable 10s securing the brightest medal with 2 points of advantage on the closest follower, her teammate Wu Liuxi (who closed the match in second place with 207.6 points taking the Silver).

 

No surprises tough: Yi is considered to be the best air rifle shooter of the world, and currently holds all the most prestigious international titles. She's the reigning Olympic, World and Asian champion, the World Cup title defender, and the world record holder.

 

Today's result came amid of the road leading to the 51st ISSF World Championship in all shooting events, that will take place in Granada, Spain, in September. There, the first Olympic Quota Places – the “entrance tickets” to Rio 2016 - will be assigned, and Yi is the absolute favorite to become the first qualified air rifle shooter for the next Games.

 

Climbing up today's scoreboard, the Chinese champion also outdid the second-time finalist Ayonika Paul (21) of India, who landed in third place with 185.3 points pocketing the Bronze, her first international medal as senior shooter.

 

Following them, today's third Chinese finalist, Zhang Bin Bin (25) took the fourth place with 165.3 points, while Slovenia's Ziva Dvorsak (22) – followed here in Maribor by a number of local supporter - placed in fifth with 143.8 points pocketing her best world cup placement in career.

 

Check out the complete results and the schedule of the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Maribor at www.issf-sports.org

 

 

 

RESULTS - 10m Air Rifle Women

1. YI Siling

2. WU Liuxi

3. PAUL Ayonika

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