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09.09.2018

ISSF World Championship in Changwon: day 8 preview

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

Two Rapid Fire Pistol and three Rifle Prone events will start today at the Changwon International Shooting Range.

At the ISSF World Championship in Changwon (KOR), both junior and senior 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men events will have their first stages played out, along with three non-Olympic Rifle Prone events.

 

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

 

How does it work? The 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men event is conducted in standing position using a pistol loaded with five 0.22 inches or 5.6mm caliber shots in a magazine. The target is placed at a distance of 25 meters.

 

Qualifications consists of 60 shots divided in two rounds: each round consists of six 5-shot series: two series fired in 8 seconds, two series fired in 6 seconds and two series fired in 4 seconds.

 

The top-six athletes after the qualification round advance to the elimination-style final. Qualification scores are not carried forward into the final: the finalists start from zero. The scoring system used during final is hit-or-miss: a shot of 9.7 points or higher counts as a hit, a shot of 9.7 points or lower counts as a miss.


The final consists of eight series of 5-shot each. Each series must be fired in 4 seconds: meaning that the athletes have less than 1 second per shot. From the fourth series, and after each series, the athlete with the lowest score is eliminated and has to leave the match. Eliminations continue until the eighth series, when the gold and silver medalists are decided. Ties are broken by shoot-offs series.

 

Keep an eye on: People’s Republic of China’s Lin Junmin won the two latest World Cup gold medals, in Fort Benning (USA) and Munich (GER). Previously during the season, Clement Bessaguet of France and Kim Junhong of the Republic of Korea also placed 1st and took gold in this event.

 

The title holder: Kim Junhong of the Republic of Korea will compete on his home turf, trying to defend the title he won in Granada (ESP) in 2014

 

The final match: The final will take place tomorrow at 2:30 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior

 

How does it work? The 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior event is conducted in standing position using a pistol loaded with five 0.22 inches or 5.6mm caliber shots in a magazine. The target is placed at a distance of 25 meters.

 

Qualifications consists of 60 shots divided in two rounds: each round consists of six 5-shot series: two series fired in 8 seconds, two series fired in 6 seconds and two series fired in 4 seconds.

 

The top-six athletes after the qualification round advance to the elimination-style final. Qualification scores are not carried forward into the final: the finalists start from zero. The scoring system used during final is hit-or-miss: a shot of 9.7 points or higher counts as a hit, a shot of 9.7 points or lower counts as a miss.


The final consists of eight series of 5-shot each. Each series must be fired in 4 seconds: meaning that the athletes have less than 1 second per shot. From the fourth series, and after each series, the athlete with the lowest score is eliminated and has to leave the match. Eliminations continue until the eighth series, when the gold and silver medalists are decided. Ties are broken by shoot-offs series.

 

Keep an eye on: At the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney (AUS), Anish Anish of India took gold, while at the following competition, held in Suhl (GER), Czech Republic’s Matej Rampula climbed on the highest step of the podium.

 

The title holder: Ukriaine’s Pavlo Korostylov won gold at last year’s ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl. The Ukrainian shooter will turn 21 in 2018 and he is competing in Changwon as a senior athlete.

 

The final match: The final will take place tomorrow at 4:00 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

Three more events will kick off on day 8 at the Changwon International Shooting Range: the 50m Rifle Prone Men Junior, the 300m Rifle Prone Men and the 50m Rifle Prone Women Junior.

 

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