ISSF World Championship in Changwon: day 10 preview

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

As the end of the championship approaches, more events will kick off today at the 52nd edition ISSF World Championship in Changwon (KOR).

The finals hall of the Changwon International Shooting Range will host its last final match today, while four Running Target events are going to take place as well.


50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior


How does it work? The 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior 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: Czech Republic’s Nikola Foistova and People’s Republic of China’s Wang Zeru are the two gold medalists of this year’s Junior World Cup held in Sydney (AUS) and Suhl (GER).


The title holder: At the 2017 ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl (GER) the People’s Republic of China swept the podium with Zhu Yingjie — who took gold — Peng Xinyi and Gao Ying.


The final match: The final will take place today at 2:45 pm (UTC+9:00).


Other events


The Running Target discipline will close its championship today with the four remaining events: 10m Running Target Mixed Men, 10m Running Target Mixed Men Junior, 10m Running Target Mixed Women and 10m Running Target Mixed Women Junior — which will be conducted as a gran prix.


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 and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti