Final Skeet Men

China and Italy share the glory at the ISSF World Cup stage in New Delhi

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND

The People’s Republic of China claimed the top of the medal table, thanks to the 12 total medals they secured in the Rifle/Pistol disciplines. Italy, on the other side, dominated the Shotgun events, pocketing 5 total medals.

The first competition of the 2017 ISSF Season closed today with the fifteenth and last final match: the Skeet Men.


The People’s Republic of China finished atop the final medal standings with 6 Golds and 6 Silvers, dominating both the Rifle and the Pistol events. In the first four days of competition, indeed, they reached the top of the podium six times, ruling both Air Rifle events, the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, the women’s 10m Air Pistol and both Rifle 3 Positions matches.

Final medal standings

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 6 6 12
2 ITA 2 3 5
3 AUS 2 1 3
3 JPN 2 1 3
5 IND 1 2 2 5
6 THA 1 1 2
7 USA 1 1
8 SGP 1 1 2
9 HUN 1 1
9 VIE 1 1
11 GER 2 2
12 AZE 1 1
12 ESP 1 1
12 FIN 1 1
12 GBR 1 1
12 IRI 1 1
12 NZL 1 1
12 POL 1 1
12 SUI 1 1
15 15 15 45

Following China, Italy took the 2nd place thanks to an outstanding performance in the Shotgun matches, where they secured 5 of the 15 total medals, nailing a Gold-Silver combo both in the men’s Trap and in the men’s Skeet.


Australia and Japan shared the 3rd place with 2 Golds and 1 Bronze each, while India, the host country of the inaugural competition of the season, also concluded with 5 total medals: 1 Gold, won by Jitu Rai in the 50m Pistol Men event, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronzes.


Thailand and the United States of America split the remaining two Gold medals of the competition.

Medalists by event

Event Date Medal Name Nation
10m Air Rifle Men 24 FEB 2017 Gold SONG Buhan CHN
Silver SIDI Peter HUN
Bronze SHIMADA Atsushi JPN
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 26 FEB 2017 Gold HUI Zicheng CHN
Silver SUN Jian CHN
50m Rifle Prone Men 28 FEB 2017 Gold YAMASHITA Toshikazu JPN
Silver LIU Yukun CHN
10m Air Pistol Men 28 FEB 2017 Gold MATSUDA Tomoyuki JPN
Silver HOANG Xuan Vinh VIE
Bronze RAI Jitu IND
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 25 FEB 2017 Gold LAO Jiajie CHN
Silver LIN Junmin CHN
Bronze LUNEV Ruslan AZE
50m Pistol Men 1 MAR 2017 Gold RAI Jitu IND
Silver SINGH Amanpreet IND
Trap Men 25 FEB 2017 Gold D AMBROSIO Simone ITA
Silver PELLIELO Giovanni ITA
Bronze FERNANDEZ Alberto ESP
Double Trap Men 27 FEB 2017 Gold WILLETT James AUS
Silver MITTAL Ankur IND
Bronze DEDMAN James GBR
Skeet Men 2 MAR 2017 Gold FILIPPELLI Riccardo ITA
Silver ROSSETTI Gabriele ITA
Bronze ADAMS Paul AUS
10m Air Rifle Women 24 FEB 2017 Gold SHI Mengyao CHN
Silver DONG Lijie CHN
Bronze GHATKAR Pooja IND
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 27 FEB 2017 Gold ZHANG Yiwen CHN
Silver SER Xiang Wei Jasmine SGP
10m Air Pistol Women 26 FEB 2017 Gold LIN Yuemei CHN
Silver ZHANG Mengxue CHN
Bronze TEO Shun Xie SGP
25m Pistol Women 1 MAR 2017 Gold YANGPAIBOON Naphaswan THA
Silver ZHANG Jingjing CHN
Bronze SKERIES Michelle GER
Trap Women 24 FEB 2017 Gold SMITH Penny AUS
Silver ROSSI Jessica ITA
Bronze VEROMAA Mopsi FIN
Skeet Women 1 MAR 2017 Gold RHODE Kimberly USA
Bronze TIPPLE Chloe NZL

Because of the new ISSF Technical Rules in fourteen of the fifteen events a new World Records has been set.


Women’s 10m Air Rifle and women’s 10m Air Pistol records have both been set by Chinese shooters, Shi Mengyao and Lin Yuemei respectively, and it’s curious to notice that they are both higher than their male correspondent mark.


  • 10m Air Rifle Men: SONG Buhan (CHN), 249.5 points
  • 50m Rifle Prone Men: Toshikazu YAMASHITA (JPN), 249.8 points
  • 10m Air Pistol Men: Tomoyuki MATSUDA (JPN), 240.1 points
  • 50m Pistol Men: Jitu RAI (IND), 230.1 points
  • Trap Men: Simone D’AMBROSIO (ITA), 45 targets
  • Double Trap Men: James WILLETT (AUS), 75 targets
  • Skeet Men: Riccardo FILIPPELLI (ITA), 57 targets
  • 10m Air Rifle Women: SHI Mengyao (CHN), 252.1 points
  • 10m Air Pistol Women: LIN Yuemei (CHN), 240.8 points
  • Trap Women: Penny SMITH (AUS), 40 targets
  • Skeet Women: Kimberly RHODE (USA), 56 targets


Besides these ones, four Junior World Record have also been set:


  • 10m Air Rifle Men: SONG Buhan (CHN), 249.5 points
  • 50m Rifle Prone Men: LIU Yukun (CHN), 249.3 points
  • Double Trap Men: James DEDMAN (GBR), 56 targets
  • 10m Air Rifle Women: SHI Mengyao (CHN), 252.1 points


The spotlight of the season will now move to Acapulco (MEX) where the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 will take place from the 17th to the 27th of March.


News and updates about the ISSF competitions are available on the ISSF website and on its social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti


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