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Final 10m Air Pistol Women

10m Air Pistol Women – France’s Goberville secured Gold

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Belgrade, SRB

The 23-year old shooter claimed her first ISSF medal, overtaking the 2004 Olympic Champion Kostevych and the Bulgarian shooter Boneva to finish on the highest step of the 10m Air Pistol Women podium.

France’s Celine Goberville won today’s 10m Air Pistol Women event at the ISSF World Cup in Rifle and Pistol events in Belgrade (SRB).

Making it into the final round in fourth place with a qualification score of 386 points, Goberville climbed up the scoreboard by firing 101.5 points throughout the medal match. The 23-year old athlete from Bordeaux eventually placed in first with a total score of 487.5 points, winning her first international medal ever.

Bulgaria’s Antoaneta Boneva followed her in second place, securing Silver with a total score of 487.4 points. Also the 24-year old Bulgarian athlete had never won an ISSF medal in this event, before.

The two first time medallists Goberville and Boneva upset the 2004 Olympic Champion, Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych, who landed in third place grabbing Bronze with a total score of 487.3 points. The 25-year old athlete had started the match in the lead with a qualification score of 389 points, firing then 98.3 points during the final and sliding down in the placements.

Belarus’ Viktoria Chaika followed in fourth place with 486.7 points, while Australia’s ace shooter Dina Aspandiyarova closed the match in fifth with 483.5 points.

The 10m Air Pistol Men final, the next medal match of the 2010 ISSF World Cup in Rifle and Pistol events in Belgrade, will take place tomorrow, at 13.30. Follow the match on www.issf-sports.org

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