Recap: Germany wins 4 medals on Day 2 at 2015 Junior Cup in Suhl

ISSF Junior Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Suhl, GER

The second competition day at the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl, Germany. Kindig won the men's 10m Air Pistol. Lehrich, the women's 50m rifle 3 positions -- Germany won a team silver there, and in the women's 10m Air Pistol.

Germany won two individual, and two team medals today -- the second competition day at the ISSF Junior Cup in Suhl, Germany.

Alexander Kindig won the men's 10m Air Pistol. Tina Lehrich, the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions -- Germany also won a team silver there, and a bronze in the women's 10m Air Pistol.

Men's 10m Air Pistol

Germany's Kindig won the men's 10m Air Pistol -- a success that follows his gold and bronze medals at last year's World Championship in Granada, and European Championship in Moscow.

Kindig, 20, kept a 2.2-point margin on Russia's Artem Chernousov, the runner-up, and closed on 198.4 points.

Though Russia's Anton Zanin had first taken the lead, Kindig then overcame him, and stayed in first till the end.

A 10.3 had temporarily given Italy's Dario Di Martino second place, but Chernousov quickly took it back.

Chernousov won the silver (196.2), and Di Martino settled for the bronze medal (176.7).

In the team event, Zanin and Chernousov's efforts were more profitable -- Russia won the gold, also thanks to Evgeniu Borovoi's contribution. The team's final score was 1730 - 42x.

Di Martino's Italy came in second, 24 points and three inner tens behind Russia. Alessio Torracchi
and Fabrizio Lapenda also helped their country reach the silver (1706 - 39x).

India took the bronze (1702 - 32x) -- thanks to Achal Pratap Grewal, Arjun Das, and Anmol Anmol.
Women's 10m Air Pistol

Two Russian athletes took over the women's 10m Air Pistol --Vitalina Batsarashkina won the gold as she beat her teammate Margarita Lomova, the silver medalist, by a 4.7-point margin.

After Batsarashkina took the lead from Lomova, she never lost it. In the last four rounds, Batsarashkina always shot at least 10.3. She closed on 200.2 points.

Latvia's Agate Rasmane took the bronze (171.1) -- her career's first medal.

France's Mathilde Lamolle, a Junior World Champions last year in Granada, came in fourth (155.1).

Lamolle was leading the scoreboard after the first series, with 30.1 points. Then she hit a 7.7 in her eighth shot, which made her slip down to fifth place. She then caught up partially, as she hit two 10.7s, but that wasn't enough.

Batsarashkina and Lomova's scores gave Russia the team gold too. Daria Lopatina was the third athlete who helped her country take first place (1135 - 34x).

India scored 1135 points too, but ended up in second because it hit less inner tens than Russia -- just 27. Yashaswini Singh Deswal
, Shreya Gawande, and Gauri Sheoran celebrated their country's silver medal.

Carina Wimmer, Josefin Eder, and Michelle Skeries added up to 1127 points and 26 inner tens -- a score that gave the team bronze to Germany.
Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Germany's second individual gold came in the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, as Lehrich beat Nikola Foistova of the Czech Republic by a mere 0.1 points in the final.

France's Judith Gomez was in the lead during the kneeling series. But in the prone series, Lehrich overcame Gomez -- who then ended up in fourth.

Lehrich never lost the lead, and closed her match on 454.1 points -- just 0.1 more than Foistova, the silver medalist.

Switzerland's Vanessa Hofstetter claimed the bronze medal (442.9).

Hofstetter celebrated twice, as Switzerland won the team gold too. Her teammates Marina Boesiger and Nadja Kuebler contributed, respectively, 581 and 567 points. That added up to the country's winning total score -- 1736 - 75x.

This event gave Germany the second team medal in a row. Lehrich teamed up with Luisa Guenther and Yasmin Schulze to win the silver medal (1736 - 72x).

The Republic of Korea took the bronze (1723 - 54x) -- thanks to Kim Jehee, Joo Hyunji, and Cho Eun Young.

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VIDEO - Finals 10m Air Pistol Men Junior


VIDEO - Finals 10m Air Pistol Women Junior


VIDEO - Finals 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior


Alessandro Ceschi