Final Skeet Women Junior

Aislin Jones grabs Australia’s first gold in Sydney!

ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Sydney, AUS

The 18-year-old shooter signed a fantastic performance at the Sydney International Shooting Centre, pocketing the first ISSF gold medal of her young career and besting the 2015 Junior World Champion, Che Yufei of the People’s Republic of China.

An outstanding performance signed by Australia’s Aislin Jones in the Skeet Women Junior final closed the second-to-last competition day at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney (AUS).


The 18-year-old shooter — currently ranked 31st in the world in this event — started her day by signing the highest qualification score with 117 hits, then leading the pack for most of the match and taking gold with 51 hits out of 60 targets.


Thanks to an impressive streak of 18 consecutive hits she nailed midway through the contest, Jones — who placed 4th at last year’s ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow (RUS) — definitely distanced herself from People’s Republic of China’s Che Yufei (19) — junior gold medalist at the 2015 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Lonato (ITA) — who then placed 2nd and took silver with 47 hits.


On the third step of the podium, India’s Ganemat Sekhon (17) secured the bronze medal in her third Junior World Cup start, besting the 33rd place she obtained in Suhl (GER) in 2016 and the 17th place she nailed at last year’s competition in Porpetto (ITA). Her final score was 36 hits out of 50 targets.


The Indian shooter was followed by Italy’s 16-year-old Giada Longhi, who missed five of her last ten targets and definitely slipped out of the medal positions, taking 4th place in her first final participation with 28 crushed targets out of 40.


18-year-old Esmee Van Der Veen of the Netherlands followed in 5th place, finishing with 20 hits out of 30 clays, while People’s Republic of China’s second finalist — 19-year-old Sun Yashu — took 6th place in her first international competition ever with 14 hits out of 20 targets.

Medal standings after 18 out of 22 events

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHNnation flag 4 3 4 4 4 3 8 7 7 22
2 INDnation flag 3 1 4 4 2 4 7 3 8 18
3 ITAnation flag 1 1 1 2 1 3
4 AUSnation flag 1 2 1 2 3
5 TPEnation flag 1 1 2 2
6 HUNnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
6 THAnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
8 FINnation flag 1 1 1
8 GBRnation flag 1 1 1
9 9 9 9 9 9 18 18 18 54

The ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney will conclude tomorrow with the last two finals: the 25m Pistol Women Junior, taking place at 1:00 pm (UTC+11:00), and the Skeet Men Junior final, scheduled at 3:30 pm.


The competition will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.


Live results of the competition, news and updates will be available on and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.


RESULTS - Skeet Women Junior

1. JONES Aislin

2. CHE Yufei

3. SEKHON Ganemat


VIDEO - Final Skeet Women Junior

Interview with Aislin JONES (AUS)


Marco Vettoretti


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