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06.09.2018

ISSF World Championship in Changwon: day 5 preview

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

Another intense schedule is going to be delivered today at the Changwon International Shooting Range in Changwon (KOR): the senior and junior Air Pistol Men events will award their titles, as well as the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men.

Three Olympic and two non-Olympic shooting events will begin today at the 52nd ISSF World Championship in all events in Changwon (KOR).

 

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

 

How does it work? The 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event is conducted in three different positions: kneeling, prone and standing, using a rifle loaded with 0.22 inches or 5.6mm caliber cartridges. The target is placed at a distance of 50 meters and athletes reload after each shot, rifles are single-loaded. The Qualifications consist of 40 shots in each position: 120 shots in total.

 

The elimination-style final consists of a maximum of 45 shots: 15 shots in each position. Qualification scores are not carried forward: the final starts from zero and the individual scores are added together to build up the final result.

 

After the athletes’ presentation, the final begins with three series of 5 shots fired in kneeling position, each series must be fired within 200 seconds. After a changeover time of 7 minutes — used by the athletes to set-up their rifles and shooting equipment as well as for some sighting shots — the prone position section of the match starts. Athletes fire three more series of 5 shots, each series must be fired within 150 seconds. After a second changeover break of 9 minutes the final concludes with the standing position, starting with two series of 5 shots, each series must be fired within 250 seconds. After those two series, the two lowest-ranking athlete are eliminated in 8th and 7th position. The match concludes with five single shots to be fired within 50 seconds per shot. The lowest-ranking athlete is eliminated after each single shot until the three medalists are decided. Ties are broken by shoot-offs.

 

Keep an eye on: Four different shooters won gold during the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series: India’s Akhil Sheoran placed 1st in Guadalajara (MEX), Sergey Kamenskiy of the Russian Federation and Istvan Peni of Hungary took gold, respectively in Changwon (KOR) and Fort Benning (USA), while at the fourth stage of the season the 3 Positions event was won by People’s Republic of China’s Yang Haoran.

 

The title holder: Zhu Qinan of the People’s Republic of China claimed the World Championship title in Granada (ESP) in 2014. He won’t be competing at this year’s World Championship.

 

The Olympic Champion: Italian Rifle shooter Niccolò Campriani secured his second Olympic gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men event.

 

The final match: The final will take place tomorrow at 12:15 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

10m Air Pistol Men

 

How does it work? The 10m Air Pistol Men event is conducted in standing position, using an air pistol loaded with 0.177 inches or 4.5mm caliber pellets. The target is placed at a distance of 10 meters and athletes reload after each shot: pistols are single-loaded. The qualification round consists of 60 shots. 

 

The elimination-style final consists of a maximum of 24 shots. Qualification scores are not carried forward: the final starts from zero and the individual scores are added together to build up the final result. 

 

Following the athletes presentation, the final begins with two series of 5 shots, each series must be fired within 250 seconds. After the first two series, a total of 14 single shots are fired, each shot must be fired in 50 seconds and the lowest-ranking athlete is eliminated after every 2 shots. The final ends up with only two athletes left on the line, and the last two shots determine the gold and silver medalists. Ties are broken by shoot-offs shots.

 

Keep an eye on: Also in the Air Pistol event, four different Pistol shooters took gold along the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series: Shahzar Rizvi of India won in Guadalajara, Artem Chernousov of the Russian Federation in Changwon, Wu Jiayu of the People’s Republic of China in Fort Benning and Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine in Munich.

 

The title holder: Home favorite Jin Jongoh of the Republic of Korea will battle to win his second consecutive title after the one he claimed four years ago in Granada.

 

The Olympic Champion: The first Olympic gold medal ever for Vietnam was won at Rio 2016 by Hoang Xuan Vinh in the 10m Air Pistol Men event.

 

The final match: The final is scheduled for today at 1:15 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

10m Air Pistol Men Junior

 

How does it work? The 10m Air Pistol Men Junior event is conducted in standing position, using an air pistol loaded with 0.177 inches or 4.5mm caliber pellets. The target is placed at a distance of 10 meters and athletes reload after each shot: pistols are single-loaded. The qualification round consists of 60 shots. 

 

The elimination-style final consists of a maximum of 24 shots. Qualification scores are not carried forward: the final starts from zero and the individual scores are added together to build up the final result. 

 

Following the athletes presentation, the final begins with two series of 5 shots, each series must be fired within 250 seconds. After the first two series, a total of 14 single shots are fired, each shot must be fired in 50 seconds and the lowest-ranking athlete is eliminated after every 2 shots. The final ends up with only two athletes left on the line, and the last two shots determine the gold and silver medalists. Ties are broken by shoot-offs shots.

 

Keep an eye on: Wang Zheo of the People’s Republic of China and Chaudhary Saurabh of India are the two shooters that took gold at this year’s ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney (AUS) and Suhl (GER), respectively.

 

The title holder: Setting a new Junior World Record, Republic of Korea’s Choe Boram climbed atop the Air Pistol podium at the 2017 ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl. He won’t defend his title in Changwon.

 

The final match: The final will take place today at 11:15 am (UTC+9:00).

 

Other events

 

The two 50m Running Target Mixed Men events will also kick off today: both the senior and the junior one, however, will award their titles tomorrow at the end of their second runs.

 

Footage of the Olympic events will be distributed worldwide via EBU and broadcasted live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.

 

Live results, news and updates will be available on www.issf-sports.org and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti