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10m Running Target Mixed Women Junior Stage 2

Ukraine’s Darya Rozhniatovska pocketed the last Gold medal of the ISSF Running Target World Championship

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Rozhniatovska secured the 8th Gold medal for Ukraine, who added 2 Silvers and 5 Bronzes, finishing atop the medal standings. France’s Louis and Finland’s Rasanen completed the podium, respectively placing 2nd and 3rd.

The 7th and the 8th Gold medal of the ISSF Running Target World Championship for the Ukraine came in the last event of the competition, as Darya Rozhniatovska topped all of her opponents in the 10m Running Target Mixed Women Junior event.

 

The 18-year-old, two-time Junior Silver medallist at the 2014 European Championship in Moscow (RUS), totalled 368 points, 6 more than Silver medallist Florence Louis of France, who came back from Wednesday’s unlucky semifinal and finally celebrated a place on the podium.

 

“I am very happy about this win, we had a very successful competition as a team and we are all proud of ourselves,” said Rozhniatovska right after the match. “I train almost every day, at least three hours per day, and I still feel like I can improve myself a lot.”

 

To deliver the Bronze medal Finland’s Elli Rasanen and Hungary’s Veronika Major had to go through a shoot-off, where the Finnish 18-year-old prevailed over Wednesday’s Gold medallist in the 10m Running Target Women Junior event.

 

The team podium saw the Ukraine pocket another Gold medal, the X of their competition, with Rozhniatovska, Yuliya Tymoshko and Viktoriia Stetsiura, who totalled 1072 points, followed by the Russian Federation team composed by Anna Kostina, Kseniia Anufrieva and Natalia Pochatkova who won the team Silver medal. In 3rd place, finally, the bronze medal went to Germany’s Eva Maria Oestreicher, Nicola Inge Mueller-Fassbender and Carolin Moesslang.

 

The Ukraine also ruled the final medal standings with their 8 Golds, 2 Silvers and 5 Bronzes, followed by the Russian Federation with 3 Golds, 10 Silvers and 2 Bronzes, and by the People’s Republic of China with 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Final medal standings

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 UKR 4 2 2 4 3 8 2 5 15
2 RUS 1 3 1 2 7 1 3 10 2 15
3 CHN 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 5
4 SWE 2 1 1 3 2 4 1 7
5 GER 1 2 1 3 2 1 4 7
6 FIN 2 2 2 2 4
7 PRK 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 6
8 FRA 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 5
9 HUN 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
10 POL 1 1 1
11 AUT 1 1 1
12 CZE 1 1 2 2
13 NOR 1 1 1
12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24 72

A demonstrative event closed the program of the day, as 23 mixed teams representing 16 countries participated in the first 10m Running Target Mixed Team event.

 

In this event each team had to fire 40 shots, with both team members positioned on the line: the male team member on the left and the female team member on the right. The shooter on the right fires the first two shots at the target, followed by his teammate for another 2 shots. This procedure continues until the team shot for a total of 40 times.

 

At the end the qualification round the four best teams qualified for a final phase, where two semifinals between the 1st and the 4th ranked, and the 2nd and the 3rd ranked, determined the participant to the Gold and the Bronze medal matches.

 

The demostrative event saw the Ukrainian team composed by Vikoriya Rybovalova and Yehor Chyrva prevail in the Gold medal match over China’s Yang Zheng and Zhai Yujia. In the Bronze medal match, then, Russian Federation’s Irina Izmalokova and Mikhail Azarenko bested another Chinese team composed by Zhao Li Li and Xie Durun.

 

The ISSF season will now enter a two months break, during which the Federation will rule the Olympic Shooting events at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro (BRA).

 

News and updates about the Olympic Shooting competitions 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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