Final Double Trap Men

Pan (CHN) equalled the Double Trap Men’s World Record

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Dorset, GBR

The 2007 Asian Champion, China’s Pan Qiang, won the Double Trap Men Final, equalling the World Record with a qualification score of 147 hits.

The Chinese athlete Pan Qiang won today’s Double Trap Men Final, winning his first ISSF World Cup Gold medal by shooting a record qualification score o f147 hits.

The 25-year old Chinese finalist, ranked eighteenth in the World, equalled the current World Record by hitting 147 targets during the qualifications, and walked into the final match with a three-target margin on his followers. Pan scored then 46 out of 50 targets during the final, claiming Gold with a total score of 193 hits, just three targets shy of equalling the Final World Record.

The 2006 World Champion Vitaly Fokeev of the Russian Federation followed him in second place, securing Silver with 190 hits, while the two American teammates Jeffrey Holguin and Joshua Richmond ended up in third and fourth place with 189 and 188 hits, respectively. Holguin had already won a Bronze medal at the first World Cup Stage of the year, in Acapulco (MEX), when Richmond had finished on the highest step of the podium.

The Olympic Silver medallist of Beijing Francesco D’Aniello, from Italy, closed the match in sixth and last place with a total of 180 targets, after qualifying for the medal match with the lowest qualification score (141 hits). The home shooter Peter Robert Wilson, 23, competing for the first time in a World Cup final match, preceded D’Aniello by finishing in fifth with a total score of 182 hits.



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