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50m Running Target Mixed Men Stage 2

Emil Martinsson brings Sweden on the podium once again, claims the 50m Running Target Mixed Gold

ISSF World Championship Running Target · Suhl, GER

The Swedish 36-year-old secured his first World Championship Gold medal in the Mixed event, prevailing over his teammate Jesper Nyberg, winner of the Silver medal, and Pak Myong Won of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who finished in 3rd place.

Less than 24 hours after earning the World Championship Bronze medal in the 50m Running Target Men event, Emil Martinsson bested himself in the 50m Running Target Mixed one, pocketing the Gold with 396 points, accompanied by his younger teammate Jesper Nyberg, 22, who concluded with 393 points and the Silver medal around his neck.

 

“I have a full-time job at home, so I couldn’t change my training habits in the lead up to the World Championship,” said Martinsson after the medal ceremony. “It’s not that easy to keep a high level of concentration for two straight days, but I made it and I’m pretty happy about my results. Especially this Gold medal.”

 

On the 3rd step of the podium placed Pak Myong Won of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, who prevailed in a three-way shoot-off with Tomi-Pekka Heikkila of Finland and with yesterday’s Gold medallist, Russian Federation’s Maxim Stepanov.

 

After they all scored 392 points, Pak claimed the Bronze medal with a 20, besting Heikkila’s 19 and Stepanov’s 18.

 

Despite placing two shooters on the individual podium, Sweden failed to reach the top of the team one, beaten by Russian Federation’s Maxim Stepanov, Dmitry Romanov and Mikhail Azarenko who totalled 1172 points.

 

Alongside Martinsson and Nyberg, on the 2nd step of the team’s podium Sweden was represented by Rickard Johansson, while in 3rd place finished Hungary with Joszef Sike, Tamar Tasi and Laszlo Boros.

 

The ISSF Running Target World Championship will continue on Wednesday with four medal matches: the 10m Running Target Men, scheduled at 2:00 PM (UTC+2); the 10m Running Target Men Junior, scheduled at 2:30 PM; the 10m Running Target Women, scheduled at 3:00 PM; and the 10m Running Target Women Junior, scheduled at 3:30 PM.

 

All the four medal matches will be streamed live on the ISSF website and on the Federation’s Livestream channel.

 

News and updates about the ISSF Running Target World Championship will be available on the ISSF website and on the Federation’s social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo.

Marco Vettoretti

 

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