Finals 10m Air Rifle Women

22-year old World Champ YI (CHN) secured the Air Rifle Women Cup

ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol · Wroclaw, POL

The reigning World Champion, Chian’s Yi Siling, won today’s 10m Air Rifle Women Final at the ISSF World Cup Final in Wroclaw (POL), rising the ISSF Cup for the first time in her career.

The 22-year old shooter, a current world record holder ranked first in the world, did not leave many chances to her opponents.


Entering the final match in the lead with 399 points our of 400, the sharpshooter secured the Cup by scoring 103.7 points in the final.


With an overall score of 502.7 points, she turned out to be simply unreachable for her opponents, who closed the match almost three points behind her.


With this vicotry, which comes  after her successes at the 2010 World Championship and at this year’s Fort Benning’s World Cup Stage, Yi finished atop of the list of the favourites for the 2012 Olympic Games.


But being the #1 in the world is not enough, in China, to be grated a spot in the Olympic team.


“I will have to pass through our trials” She said. Winning an Olympic Quota Place is indeed not sufficient.


“The Quota is for the country, I will have to face my teammates, to secure a spot in the 2012 Olympic team which will go to London!”


Today’s Silver medal was won by Germany’s Sonja Pfeilchifter. The German ace shooter managed to find her way to the podium in spite of being penalized with a two points deduction, after she presented a protest during the qualifications that was then rejected.


Starting with 395 points, she scored an excellent final of 104.9 points, climbing up to the second place to win the Silver medal with a total of 499.9 points.


Taking the Silver medal, Pfeilschifter left in third place Snjezana Pejcic, the Croatian Olympic Bronze medallist of Beijing 2008, who had started in second. Qualified for the final match with 398 points, Pejcic secured the Bronze medal with an overall score of 499.7 points, after marking 101.7 points during the final.


Italy’s Petra Zublasing turned out to be today’s unlucky finalist, as closed the match in fourth, with 499.6 points, loosing the podium at the last shot by one tenth of a point. She was followed in fifth by the second Chinese finalist, Xie Jienquiong, fifth with 499.2 points, and by USA’s Sarah Scherer, sixth with 497.0 points.



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