Trap Women Junior

Beaman won Trap Women Junior match, lifting USA in the lead

ISSF World Championship Shotgun · Belgrade, SRB

The 20-year old American shooter hit 70 targets to finish in first place, while three shooters fought behind her to secure a spot on the podium.

Janessa Jo Beaman of the United States of America became the new Trap Women Junior World Champion, today, winning a tough match at the 2011 ISSF Shotgun World Championship held at the Kovilovo Shooting Range of Belgrade, Serbia, from the 3rd to the 14th of September.


The 1991’s Trap shooter from Colorado Springs secured the brightest medal after the third competition series, with an overral score of 70 hits out of 75 targets. Today’s was her second international competition, as she had participated in this year’s ISSF World Cup Stage in Beijing (CHN), where she had placed in 16th in the open category.  


The Silver and the Bronze medal were decided by a shoot-off: three shooters, all of them qualified with 68 hits, had to take part in “sudden death” match to decide the winner of the two medals.


It was Turkey’s Safiye Sariturk, 14-year old, who secured the Silver medal after hitting 2 out of 2 targets, leaving the Bronze medal to Australia’s 19-year old Kelly Coogan the Bronze with 1 hits, and Italy’s  15-year old Alessia Iezzi the forth place with 0 hits in the shoot-off.


Beaman’s great result also lifted the USA’s team (Janessa Jo Beaman, Miranda Wilder and Ashley Carroll) on the highest step of the teams’ podium with an overall score of 201 hits.


The Italian team (Alessia Iezzi, Silvana Stanco and Alessia Montanino) followed in second, securing the Trap Women Junior Teams Silver with a combined score of 191 hits, while the Bronze medal went to the Czech Republic (Lucie Rylichova, Gabriela Michalokva and Rozalie Vojkuvkova) with 184 hits.

Marco Dalla Dea