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03.07.2014

Finals 10m Air Rifle Women

Yi Siling (CHN) beat her own record to win the 10m Air Rifle Women final

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

With 211.0 points in the final, the current #1 in the world finished atop of an all-Chinese podium at the 2008 Olympic Shooting Range of Beijing.

The reigning Olympic Champion Yi Siling turned out to be unbeatable, today, while shooting on her home turf at the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China.

 

The 25-year old shooter set a new Final World Record of 211.0 point, shattering her own world record of 210.8 points she had set at last year's ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain.

 

Yi also beat the men, today: Russia's Nazar Louginets, the winner of the 10m Air Rifle Men final, scored indeed 209.3 points in the men's final.

 

“Marking this record means that I beat myself. Every time I shoot, I start from zero. Every match is a new start, and I try to improve my scores every time.” Yi Siling said, right after the final.

 

Improve the scores: that's a basic concept of shooting sport, isn't it? And Yi Siling is quite good at it. Since she started shooting internationally, back in 2009, she equalled the 400-point world record three times, and when the new rules were introduced she set a new world record of 422.5 points in 2013. Yi Siling gives her best in finals, and it's there that she set two new final world records, in 2013, and today.

 

Nobody could stop her, today, as she finished atop of an all-Chinese podium, in front of her teammates Du Bei (23) and Zhang Bin Bin (25), who took the Silver and Bronze medals with 207.9 and 185.9 points, respectively.

 

“It feels great to compete next to my teammates, in front of our supporters. At the same time, I was a bit nervous: we were all very motivated to win.” She said.

 

Yi arrived here in Beijing after winning two world cup medals in Maribor, Slovenia, last month. There, she claimed the 10m Air Rifle Women Gold and the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Silver medal.

 

“I am very excited and very happy to win another world cup medal, especially here at home.” She commented. “I was very very nervous during the final, and I kept thinking how to get the good tens I needed to win.”

 

“I will keep on working hard, now. As I said, I start from zero after every victory, trying to beat myself.”

 

The aim: the next ISSF World Championship in Granada. There, Yi Siling, currently ranked first in the world, will try to become the first qualified athlete for the 2016 Games.

RESULTS - 10m Air Rifle Women

1. YI Siling

2. DU Bei

3. ZHANG Binbin

03.07.2014

Marco Dalla Dea