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Final day's double brings the People's Republic of China on top of the medal standings in Rio

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

The first combined ISSF World Cup stage of the 2016 season got in the books today, after the People’s Republic of China and Sweden secured the two last medals up for grabs in the competition. China also jumped on top of the medal standings, concluding the stage with 7 total medals: 2 Gold ones, 2 Silvers and 3 Bronzes.

Thanks to the two medals conquered in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event, the People’s Republic of China jumps on top of the medal standings in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), where the ISSF World Cup stage in all events concluded today.

 

Hui Zicheng’s Gold and Zhu Qinan’s Bronze are added to the Gold pocketed by Du Li in the 10m Air Rifle Women event, the very first final of the competition. More medals for China have been secured by Cao Yifei, 2nd in the 10m Air Rifle Men, Wang Zhiwei, 3rd in the 50m Pistol Men, Zhang Jingjing, 2nd in the 25m Pistol Women, and Lu Min, 3rd in the Skeet Women event.

 

The Russian Federation finished the competition in 2nd place, securing 2 Gold medals, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Ukraine followed in 3rd with 2 Golds as well and 1 Bronze.

 

“The performances of the shooters have been excellent here in Rio. In the qualification ranges they’ve had the perfect conditions to shoot and a new World Record has been shot. Unfortunately, as we all know, the finals hall needs some adjustments, but despite this two other Final World Records were equalled or set.” Said the ISSF Secretary General, Mr. Franz Schreiber. “I feel that now that they got to know the range and got used to it they’re all happy about it.”

Final medal standings

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 2 2 3 7
2 RUS 2 2 1 5
3 UKR 2 1 3
4 ESP 2 2
5 GER 1 1 2 4
6 AUS 1 1 2
6 BUL 1 1 2
8 CRO 1 1
8 SWE 1 1
8 THA 1 1
8 TPE 1 1
12 USA 3 1 4
13 SRB 1 1 2
14 BEL 1 1
14 IND 1 1
14 KOR 1 1
14 LIB 1 1
18 FRA 1 1
18 GUA 1 1
18 ITA 1 1
18 MGL 1 1
18 SIN 1 1
18 SVK 1 1
15 15 15 45

Three new world records were equalled or set during the competition.

 

On Friday, in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women qualification round, Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic scored 594 points, besting the 592 previously scored by Italy’s Petra Zublasing. The following day, Alexei Klimov matched the Finals World Record of the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men event, tying the 35-points mark set by another Italian shooter, Riccardo Mazzetti.

 

On the last day of the competiton, then, Hui Zichen rewrote the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men FWR, besting by 1.2 points the previous one, scored by Russia’s Nazar Louginets, and finishing with 463.7 points.

Medalists by Event

Event Date Medal Name Nation
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 24 APR 2016 Gold HUI Zicheng CHN
Silver EMMONS Matthew USA
Bronze ZHU Qinan CHN
50m Rifle Prone Men 21 APR 2016 Gold JUNGHAENEL Henri GER
Silver POTENT Warren AUS
Bronze PLETIKOSIC Stevan SRB
10m Air Rifle Men 18 APR 2016 Gold MASLENNIKOV Vladimir RUS
Silver CAO Yifei CHN
Bronze KAMENSKIY Sergey RUS
50m Pistol Men 19 APR 2016 Gold OMELCHUK Oleh UKR
Silver JIN Jongoh KOR
Bronze WANG Zhiwei CHN
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 23 APR 2016 Gold KLIMOV Alexei RUS
Silver SANDERSON Keith USA
Bronze QUIQUAMPOIX Jean FRA
10m Air Pistol Men 16 APR 2016 Gold CARRERA Pablo ESP
Silver MIKEC Damir SRB
Bronze TUZINSKY Juraj SVK
Trap Men 17 APR 2016 Gold FERNANDEZ Alberto ESP
Silver PEETERS Yannick BEL
Bronze BROL CARDENAS Jean Pierre GUA
Double Trap Men 19 APR 2016 Gold WILLETT James AUS
Silver MOSIN Vasily RUS
Bronze ELLER Walton USA
Skeet Men 24 APR 2016 Gold SVENSSON Marcus SWE
Silver KHAN Mairaj Ahmad IND
Bronze CASSANDRO Tammaro ITA
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 22 APR 2016 Gold PEJCIC Snjezana CRO
Silver ENGLEDER Barbara GER
Bronze GANKHUYAG Nandinzaya MGL
10m Air Rifle Women 16 APR 2016 Gold DU Li CHN
Silver VDOVINA Daria RUS
Bronze GSCHWANDTNER Selina GER
25m Pistol Women 20 APR 2016 Gold GROZDEVA Maria BUL
Silver ZHANG Jingjing CHN
Bronze KOSTEVYCH Olena UKR
10m Air Pistol Women 17 APR 2016 Gold KOSTEVYCH Olena UKR
Silver BONEVA Antoaneta BUL
Bronze TEO Shun Xie SIN
Trap Women 16 APR 2016 Gold LIN Yi Chun TPE
Silver BASSIL Ray LIB
Bronze SCHEIBL Sonja GER
Skeet Women 23 APR 2016 Gold JIEWCHALOEMMIT Sutiya THA
Silver RHODE Kimberly USA
Bronze LU Min CHN

Marco Vettoretti

 

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