Final 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

Carrera and Franquet pocket Air Pistol Mixed Team gold for Spain

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Fort Benning, USA

The two Pistol shooters prevailed over Serbian duo Zorana Arunovic and Damir Mikec after the two teams traded places multiple times at the top of the table. The bronze was awarded to brother and sister Anna Korakaki and Dionysis Korakakis.

The final competition day in at the ISSF World Cup Stage 3 in Fort Benning (USA) opened with the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event, where Spain’s Pablo Carrera (31) and Sonia Franquet (37) secured the brightest medal at the end of a tight duel with Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic (31) and Damir Mikec (34).


The Spanish duo opened its match with a strong series of 100.6 points, taking the lead and maintaining it all along the first competition stage, that they closed with a 1.7-point advantage on Arunovic and Mikec. However, as the single-shot series begun, the Serbian team erased the gap, grabbing the lead with two strong rounds above the 41.0-point mark.


Then, in the final and decisive series, Carrera and Franquet overturned the situation once again, scoring 60.5 and finishing with 479.0 points and the gold medals around their neck. Arunovic and Mikec, instead, sealed their final with a 58.1-point series, taking silver with 477.5 points.


Brother and sister Dionysis Korakakis (19) and Anna Korakaki (22) completed the podium in 3rd place. It’s the third medal of the competition for Anna — who won gold in yesterday’s Air Pistol event and bronze in 25m Pistol Women three days ago — while for Dionysis it’s the first international podium of his young career.


The Greek team finished with 416.7 points.


Missing the podium by 2.3 points at the moment of the elimination, United States’ 25-year-old Alexis Lagan and 29-year-old Nickolaus Mowrer took 4th place with 372.8 points, missing what would have been the first medal for the host country in Fort Benning.


Finally, the first team eliminated from the final was the second Serbian one, composed by Dimitrije Grgic (33) and Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic (28), 5th at the end with 332.0 points. 


For the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team complete results click here.


The 2018 ISSF World Cup Series will resume in a few days, as the fourth stage of the season will take place in Munich (GER) from the 22nd to the 29th of May.


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


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