Finals 10m Air Pistol Men

Spain’s Pablo Carrera nails the 10m Air Pistol Men Gold medal with his last shot

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Rio de Janeiro, BRA

In a thrilling final, the Spanish Pistol shooter traded the lead of the match multiple times, both with Serbia’s Damir Mikec and Slovakia’s Juraj Tuzinky, eventually beating them and collecting the second ISSF World Cup Gold medal of his career.

The first day of finals in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) concluded in great style, as the 10m Air Pistol Men event saw three different shooters taking the lead during the match, finally crowning Spain’s Pablo Carrera as the Gold medallist.


The Spanish shooter snatched the lead from Serbia’s Damir Mikec early in the final, leading the pack until the fourth series, when Slovakia’s Juraj Tuzinsky replaced Carrera on top of the leaderboard.


Tuzinsky then slipped form 1st to 3rd as he hit a quite unsatisfying 8.8-9.6 combo in his seventh series, concluding with 179.2 points, collecting the Bronze medal and leaving Carrera and Mikec to shoot for the Gold.


With the Serbian 0.3 points ahead of his Spanish rival, Carrera closed the gap to just 0.1 points after their nineteenth shot, sealing the victory with a final 9.5. An average shot, but enough to overtake Mikec, who scored 9.0. Carrera finished his match with 199.3 points, while Mikec recorded 198.9.


Ukraine’s Oleh Omelchuk matched Carrera, Mikec and Tuzinsky’s performances for the first half of the match, but lost contact after hitting a disappointing 8.9 on his sixth series. He then concluded 4th with 159.2 final points.


5th with 136.7 points placed USA’s Will Brown, followed by Japan’s Kojiro Horimizu with 117.3, 6th, and by Pang Wei of the People’s Republic of China with 97.9 points, 7th.


First to be eliminated from the final, Vietnam’s Tran Quoc Cuong scored 76.2 points and concluded 8th.

Medal standings after 3 out of 15 events

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 1 1
1 ESP 1 1
1 TPE 1 1
4 LIB 1 1
4 RUS 1 1
4 SRB 1 1
7 GER 2 2
8 SVK 1 1
3 3 3 9

The ISSF World Cup stage in Rio de Janeiro will continue tomorrow with the 10m Air Pistol Women final, scheduled at 1:00 PM (UTC-3), followed by the Trap Men final at 3:00 PM.


News and updates will be available on the ISSF official website and on its social media platforms: FacebookTwitterInstagram and Weibo. While highlights of all the finals will be available on YouTube and Youku.


RESULTS - 10m Air Pistol Men

1. CARRERA Pablo

2. MIKEC Damir



VIDEO - Finals 10m Air Pistol Men


Marco Vettoretti


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