Final 10m Air Pistol Men

10m Air Pistol Men - European Champ Badaracchi secured the title

ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

"I like the new rules" said the Italian winner, commenting on the new ISSF rules "I knew what the others were doing, that extra pressure pushed me to give my best!"

Italy’s Marco Badaracchi, 26, from Rome, made it into the final round in the lead, with a qualification score of 587 points that gave him a 3-point head start over his followers.


The young Italian shooter, awarded European Champion at the beginning of the seasons, had qualified for this World Cup Final last June, when he had won the ISSF World Cup Stage held in Belgrade.


By firing a frustrating 8.7 on his sixth competition shot, the Italian athlete jeopardized his victory. "It can happen" The Italian said. In spite of the pressure pumping, and of the tension playing on his nerves, Badaracchi recovered immediately with a 10.3 shot, finishing then the match in first place with a total score of 687.0 points and more than one point of advantage on his followers


“I like the new rules, I knew what was happing around me, while the final was going on” Badaracchi said after the final, commenting on the new ISSF rule introduced here in Munich. After every competition shot, a speaker announces the scores, the placement and the gap from the lead of every finalists, commenting on their results.


“Thanks to the speaker, I knew Yunusmetov was firing great shots and climbing up the scoreboard. The extra pressure of knowing what he was doing boosted me to perform at my best” The Italian continued “In any other sport you know what you’re competitor is doing. It’s now the same even in shooting, that’s a good news”.


“After the European Championship and the World Cup, my next aim is to secure an Olympic Quota Place, a ticket to London 2012!”  Badaracchi concluded wearing the Gold medal


In the spotlights, Rashid Yunusmetov of Kazakhstan finished again between the bests, surprising the spectators with an extraordinary result in the final round. The 31-year old shooter, ranked 13th in the world, had won a Silver medal at this year’s ISSF World Cup Stage in Fort Benning, qualifying for this event.


Entering today’s final match with 581 points in eighth and last place, he climbed up the scoreboard with 104.8 points, today’s highest final, a extraordinary score. Closing his round with a 10.6, the Kazakh shooter claimed the Silver medal with a total of 685.8 points, winning his first World Cup Final medal ever.


The current World Champion, Matsuda Tomoyuki, a hero of the 2010 ISSF World Championship (two titles won in two different pistol events), was the protagonist of another excellent performance, today. Entering the final with the lowest qualification score (581 points), the 34-year old Japanese champion climbed up in third, securing the Bronze with a total score of 682.8 points, after scoring 101.8 points in the final.

Today’s turned out to be an unlucky final for the 2008 Olympic Silver medallist, Korea’s Jin Jong Oh. , Walking into the final match in third with a qualification score of 584 points, he eventually landed in fifth place with 682.2 points, just sixth tenths of a point far from the podium.

Jin had won the 2009 ISSF World Cup Final held in Wuxi, and arrived here in Munich after winning a World Cup Stage’s gold at the beginning of the season and a World Championship in Bronze, last August.


The 2000 Olympic Champion Franck Dumoulin of France followed him in sixth place, while India’s hope Omkar Singh (winner of a World Cup’s Silver in Sydney this year) closed the match in seventh place.



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