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13.09.2018

ISSF World Championship in Changwon: day 12 preview

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

Shotgun and Target Sprint are the two protagonists of the daily schedule at the Changwon International Shooting Range.

The two remaining Olympic shooting events will kick off today at the Changwon International Shooting Range in Changwon (KOR), where the 52nd edition of the ISSF World Championship is currently underway.

 

Skeet Women Junior

 

How does it work? Each athlete in the Skeet Women Junior qualification round shoots 125 targets divided in five rounds of 25 targets each, typically over two competition days. Athletes competing in the qualification phase are divided in squads composed of six shooters each. They use all of the eight layout stations, and they are allowed to fire one shots at each target.

 

Targets are thrown by two houses placed at the left and right side of the range and called high house and low house, respectively. During the qualification targets can be thrown as singles or doubles, according to the station. The shooter knows the direction of the targets in advance and is only allowed to fire one shot at each target. The elimination-style final consists of a maximum of 60 targets.

 

During the final round the six athletes starts by shooting at two doubles from station number 3, followed by one double on station number 4, and by two more doubles on station number 5. After all the athletes have completed two rounds, the lowest ranking athlete is eliminated in 6th position. At the end of each of the following rounds, elimination in 5th, 4th and 3rd place are determined, as well as the gold and silver medalists.

 

Keep an eye on: Aislin Jones of Australia took gold on her home turf at this year’s ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney (AUS), while Vanesa Hockova of Slovakia placed 1st in Suhl (GER).

 

The title holder: Katharina Monika Jacob led an all-American podium at last year’s ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow (RUS). Both Jacob and the other two medalists — Austen Jewell Smith and Samantha Simonton — will compete in Changwon.

 

The final match: The final will take place tomorrow at 3:15 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

Skeet Men

 

How does it work? Each athlete in the Skeet Men qualification round shoots 125 targets divided in five rounds of 25 targets each, typically over two competition days. Athletes competing in the qualification phase are divided in squads composed of six shooters each. They use all of the eight layout stations, and they are allowed to fire one shots at each target.

 

Targets are thrown by two houses placed at the left and right side of the range and called high house and low house, respectively. During the qualification targets can be thrown as singles or doubles, according to the station. The shooter knows the direction of the targets in advance and is only allowed to fire one shot at each target. The elimination-style final consists of a maximum of 60 targets.

 

During the final round the six athletes starts by shooting at two doubles from station number 3, followed by one double on station number 4, and by two more doubles on station number 5. After all the athletes have completed two rounds, the lowest ranking athlete is eliminated in 6th position. At the end of each of the following rounds, elimination in 5th, 4th and 3rd place are determined, as well as the gold and silver medalists.

 

Keep an eye on: United States’ Vincent Hancock won three consecutive gold medals during the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series, while Lee Jongjun of the Republic of Korea climbed on the highest step of the podium at the competition held in Tucson (USA).

 

The title holder: Gabriele Rossetti of Italy is the defending champion of the Skeet Men event.

 

The final match: The final will take place tomorrow at 4:30 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

Other events

 

Three non-Olympic events will also be contested today, all of the in the Target Sprint discipline: Target Sprint Men Team, Target Sprint Women Team and Target Sprint Mixed Team.

 

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