ISSF World Cup Stage 5 in Gabala: medals and records

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Gabala, AZE

The fifth and last stage of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series crowned the People’s Republic of China’s, who finished atop the medal standings with eight total medals: four Golds, three Silvers and one Bronze.

Winning four Gold medals out of 10 total events, the People’s Republic of China claimed 1st place in the final medal standings.


Those four Golds were signed by Peng Xinyi in the women’s 10m Air Rifle, Lin Yuemei in the women’s 25m Pistol, Yang Wei in the men’s 10m Air Pistol and Shi Mengyao in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, to which they added three Silver medals and one Bronze.


Austria’s claimed the runner-up position of the medal standings with one Gold and one Silver, while  four different countries followed in 3rd place with one Gold and one Bronze: Denmark, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine.


The only remaining Gold was claimed by Germany.

Final medal standings

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 4 3 1 8
2 AUT 1 1 2
3 DEN 1 1 2
3 HUN 1 1 2
3 SRB 1 1 2
3 UKR 1 1 2
7 GER 1 1
8 BLR 1 1
8 FRA 1 1
8 JPN 1 1
8 KOR 1 1
8 RUS 1 1
8 TUR 1 1
14 BEL 1 1
14 ITA 1 1
14 MEX 1 1
14 POL 1 1
14 SGP 1 1
10 10 10 30

Medalists by event

Event Date Medal Name Nation
10m Air Rifle Men 8 JUN 2017 Gold STEFANOVIC Milutin SRB
Silver YAO Yuncong CHN
Bronze PENI Istvan HUN
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 13 JUN 2017 Gold PENI Istvan HUN
Silver HUI Zicheng CHN
Bronze BARTNIK Tomasz POL
50m Rifle Prone Men 11 JUN 2017 Gold GRIMMEL Torben DEN
Bronze COX Lionel BEL
10m Air Pistol Men 11 JUN 2017 Gold YANG Wei CHN
Silver MATSUDA Tomoyuki JPN
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 10 JUN 2017 Gold REITZ Christian GER
Silver BESSAGUET Clement FRA
Bronze MAZZETTI Riccardo ITA
50m Pistol Men 9 JUN 2017 Gold OMELCHUK Oleh UKR
Silver DIKEC Yusuf TUR
Bronze MIKEC Damir SRB
10m Air Rifle Women 8 JUN 2017 Gold PENG Xinyi CHN
Silver SHI Mengyao CHN
Bronze SER Xiang Wei Jasmine SGP
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 13 JUN 2017 Gold SHI Mengyao CHN
Silver UNGERANK Nadine AUT
Bronze NIELSEN Stine DEN
10m Air Pistol Women 11 JUN 2017 Gold STEINER Sylvia AUT
25m Pistol Women 9 JUN 2017 Gold LIN Yuemei CHN
Silver KIM Minjung KOR
Bronze ZHANG Jingjing CHN

Four world records were equaled at the Gabala Shooting Club.


People’s Republic of China’s Yao Yuncong and Serbia’s Milutin Stefanovic both equalled the 250.9 mark of the men’s 10m Air Rifle; Germany’s Christian Reitz scored 35 hits in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men final, matching the record set in 2014 by Italy’s Riccardo Mazzetti, while Denmark’s Torben Grimmel paired the 50m Rifle Prone Men record by scoring 249.8 points.


In the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men elimination phase, Chniese shooter Cao Yifei also matched the Qualification World Record of 1186 points, while his teammate Shi Mengyao set a new Junior World Record in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions match.


The 2017 ISSF Season will now move to Suhl (GER) for the ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol, scheduled from June 22nd to June 29th. Also in Suhl, from the 22nd to the 26th of June, the ISSF Target Sprint World Championship will take place.


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Marco Vettoretti


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