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28.10.2014

2014 ISSF World Cup Series closed in Gabala (AZE) – Medals and Records

ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Gabala, AZE

The Russian Federation finished atop of the medal standings of the 2014 ISSF World Cup Final held in Gabala, Azerbaijan, followed by the People's Republic of China and by Germany. “This is an excellent venue, we are looking forward to come back in 2015.” ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber said.

The 2014 ISSF World Cup Final in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events held in Gabala, Azerbaijan, from the 21st to the 28th of October, came to an end today.

 

154 athletes coming from 39 countries competed there in the 15 Olympic shooting events. Only the bests qualified to participate: the 2013 World Cup Final title defenders and the 2014 ISSF World Championship medallists met the top-8 athletes in each event, selected through this year's ISSF World Cup Stages held in Fort Benning (USA), Tucson (USA), Almaty (KAZ), Munich (GER), Maribor (SLO) and Beijing (CHN).

 

The Russian Federation finished atop of the medal standing, pocketing 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals here in Gabala. The People's Republic of China closed the event in second in spite of collecting an impressive total of 14 medals (3 Gold, 3 Silver, 8 Bronze). Germany followed in third with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.

 

Two records were equalled during the competition: USA's Haley Dunn equalled the current Skeet Women World Record of 74 hits out of 75 targets, while Russia's Leonid Ekimov equalled the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Final World Record of 35 points.

 

“This year's ISSF World Cup Final has been a great success.” The ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber said. “The athletes gave their best at the end of an intense season, and we would like to thank the organizers of this event who set up an excellent shooting range. This new facility in Gabala will host a combined ISSF World Cup Stage next year, and we are looking forward to come back here.”

 

The ISSF World Cup Final concluded the 2014 international shooting sport season. The 2015 ISSF World Cup Series will kick-off from Acapulco (MEX) on the 28 of February, next year.

 Medal Standings - After 15 of 15 events

Rank

NAT

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

RUS

5

1

1

7

2

CHN

3

3

8

14

3

GER

2

1

1

4

4

ITA

1

3

 

4

5

USA

1

1

 

2

6

SVK

1

 

1

2

7

CRO

1

 

 

1

7

MEX

1

 

 

1

9

ESP

 

1

1

2

10

EGY

 

1

 

1

10

JPN

 

1

 

1

10

MGL

 

1

 

1

10

POL

 

1

 

1

10

SRB

 

1

 

1

15

AUS

 

 

1

1

15

FRA

 

 

1

1

15

NOR

 

 

1

1

 

Total

15

15

15

45




Equalled World Records

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

Skeet Women

Qual

74 / 74

DUNN Haley

USA



Equalled Final World Records

Event

Phase

Old / New

Name

Nat

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

Finals

35 / 35

EKIMOV Leonid

RUS


Marco Dalla Dea