Finals 10m Air Rifle Women

Wu Liuxi back atop of the 10m Air Rifle Women podium

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Changwon, KOR

The Chinese shooter secured the brightest medal, passing through the new ISSF final. London’s Olympic Silver medallist Maksimovic of Serbia claimed Bronze, while Silver went to Germany’s first time medallist Silvia Rachl.

The 2009 World Cup Final Champion Wu Liuxi of China, 28, won today’s 10m Air Rifle Women event at the 2013 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Changwon, Korea.


The Chinese champion secured Gold with 206.2 points, winning the final duel against Germany’s Silvia Rachl by 0.2 points. Rachl, 26, a first time finalist, placed in second with 206.0 points.


The Bronze medal went to the 2012 Olympic Silver medallist Ivana Maksimovic, of Belgrade, Serbia. The 20-year old shooter secured a spot on the podium with 185.6 points.


Today’s final was conducted following the new ISSF finals rules, which were introduced last January. New rules add drama to the finals, making medal decisions clear and engaging for the spectators.


After the qualifications, the best 8 shooters advance to the Final. Qualification scores are not taken forward into the medal match: all the finalists start from zero. The Final match starts off with two series of three shots. Then, the final proceed with single shots. Starting from the eighth shot, and then after every two shots, the athlete with the lowest score is eliminated, until the medals are decided. The Final match ends up with two shooters on the line, duelling for the Gold on the last two shots. 


Two Chinese shooters, Yu Dan and the 2012 Olympic Champion Yi Siling, finished in fourth and fifth place, today, with 164.5 and 143.7 points, respectively.


Anna Zhukova of Russia, Andrea Arsovic of Serbia and Daria Vdovina of Russia followed them in sixth, seventh and eight place.


Marco Dalla Dea


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