Finals 10m Air Rifle Women

World Champ Yi Siling wins again on the 10m Air Rifle lines of Munich

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

The 23-year old world record holder shot 400 out of 400 points to enter the final match, and then lead the round right to the last shot winning again here in Munich, probably her favourite range.

The reigning World Champion Yi Siling of China won today’s 10m Air Rifle Women event at the ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup in Munich, Germany, the last step of this year’s Series.


The 23-year old shooter entered the final match with an outstanding qualification score of 400 points, equalling the World Record for the third time in her career.


Then, nobody could stop the young champion: Yi shot a good final, scoring 103.6 points to pocket the Gold with an overall score of 503.6 points.


“It’s great to win again here in Munich, I feel so happy, and I am looking forward to the next big appointment: the Olympic Games.” The Chinese shooter said. She had won the 2010 World Championship – and an Olympic Quota Place – here at the 1972 Olympic Shooting Range of Munich, where she had also set the current Final World Record of 505.6 points.


Currently ranked second in the world, Yi beat today the world ranking’s leader, Germany’s Sonja Pfeilschifter, in an unlucky day for the German team. The home shooter, who had won the first World Cup Stage of the year in London, ended up in fourth place, today. Starting off the match in second with 399 points, Pfeilchifter lost her place on the podium one her second final shot, when she marked a frustrating 8.5 which landed her in fourth with a total of 502.1 points. Following her, the second German finalist, Jessica Mager, landed in fifth with a total score  of 501.5 (399+102.5) points.

Fighting for the medals, Serbia’s Andrea Arsovic and Ukraine’s Dariya Sharipova decided their placements with the last shots.


Andrea Arsovic, the 2010 European Champion, shot 104.5 points in the final – today’s highest score - after qualifying with 399 points. And with a total of 503.5 points the 25-year old finalist stepped on the podium securing the Silver, her best world cup placement ever.


Ukraine’s Dariya Sharipova also marked a great average, at today’s final, scoring 103.7 points in the final, to finish in third place with 502.7 points after climbing from the seventh place on the start list. The 21-year old had never won an ISSF medal, before.


The ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup in Munich will continue tomorrow with the 50m Pistol Men and the 25m Pistol Women Finals, scheduled to take place at 12 and 14 (GMT+1)


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Marco Dalla Dea


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