Finals 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

50m Rifle 3 Positions M – China’s Lan debuted on the podium

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

Three young shooters fought atop of the 50m Rifle Three Positions Men scoreboard, at today’s last final at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.

Xing Lan of China, a 20-year shooter who started competing within the frame of the ISSF World Cup Series this year, won the match with an overall score of 1277.8 points, stealing the qualification’s leader show at the last shot. He had never participated in a world cup final round, before.


The up-and-coming shooter also secured the first Olympic Quota Place awarded today. Starting the match in fourth place with 1177 points, he marked 100.8 points during the final, beating Bulgaria Anton Rizov at the tenth shot.


Rizov, a 23-year old shooter from Bulgaria, had qualified in the lead with 1181 points, after scoring 395 in Prone, 391 in Standing and 395 in Kneeling positions.


Rizov led the match right to the ninth shot, when he marked an upsetting 8.3 which pushed him back in second place behind his Chinese opponent, eventually pocketing the Silver with a total of 1276.6 points.

The young shooter, ranked 48th in the world, had never won an ISSF World Cup medal before, and today’s was his first participation in final match.


The 22-year old Norwegian athlete Ole Kristian Bryhn, who had finished in the spotlights at the last ISSF World Cup in Changwon where he had ended up on the third step of the podium, won today’s Bronze with 1274.3 points.


The 2004 10m Air Rifle Olympic Champ Zhu Qinan, ranked fourth in the world in this event, placed in fourth with 1273.9 points, followed fourth tenths behind by the expert Korean shooter Han Jinseop, fifth with 1273.5 points.


Hungary’s Peter Sidi took the sixth place with 1273.0 points, climbing up from the eighth place he had on the startlist. He was followed by the 50m Rifle Prone Olympic Champion Artur Aivazian of Ukraine, seventh with 1272.9 point.s


Norway’s 23-year old Ole Magnus Bakken, entering the final match with a qualification score of 1179 points, landed in eighth place, securing the second Olympic Quota Place to be awarded today with 1267.0 points.






Marco Dalla Dea


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