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12.09.2018

Germany’s Schmidt and Herr secure Target Sprint victories

52nd ISSF World Championship All Events · Changwon, KOR

At the Changwon International Shooting Range, the two German athletes pocketed the gold medal: Herr doubled his 2017 success, while Schmidt prevailed over the former champion, Jana Landwehr.

The Target Sprint discipline took the stage today at the Changwon International Shooting Range, where Germany won both senior races with Michael Herr and Kerstin Veronika Schmidt.

 

In the men’s race, Herr prevailed over two Italian athletes, Alessio Di Stefano and Georg Unterpertinger, who finished in silver and bronze medal position, respectively. The German adds another gold to his collection, which also includes the title won at the 2017 ISSF Target Sprint World Championship in Suhl (GER).

 

Herr finished his race in 4:23,28, while Di Stefano crossed the finish line in 4:24,87 and Unterpertinger in 4:28,36.

 

In the women’s race, Kerstin Veronika Schmidt bested the 3rd place she obtained at last year’s competition and finally won the World Championship title with the final time of 4:45,98. Schmidt preceded her teammate and defending champion Jana Landwehr, who concluded her race in 2nd place with 4:47,13.

 

The podium was completed by Manuela Alberigi of Italy, who crossed the finish line in 4:59,33 and took bronze.

 

Competition in Changwon will continue tomorrow with three more Target Sprint events: the Target Sprint Men Team, taking place at 1:00 pm (UTC+9:00), the Target Sprint Women Team, scheduled at 2:00 pm, and the Target Sprint Mixed Team, scheduled at 3:00 pm.

 

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Medal standings

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHNnation flag 7 5 3 12 9 5 19 14 8 41
2 KORnation flag 3 5 6 8 9 5 11 14 11 36
3 INDnation flag 7 4 4 4 5 3 11 9 7 27
4 RUSnation flag 5 4 6 4 5 12 9 9 18 36
5 GERnation flag 2 6 1 5 1 2 7 7 3 17
6 ITAnation flag 2 2 5 2 3 7 2 5 14
7 SWEnation flag 2 1 3 2 1 1 4 2 4 10
8 UKRnation flag 3 3 3 1 2 3 4 5 12
9 FRAnation flag 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 7
10 NORnation flag 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 3 7
11 FINnation flag 3 1 3 1 4
12 USAnation flag 1 5 3 1 4 3 2 9 6 17
13 AUTnation flag 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 6
14 SVKnation flag 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 5
15 AUSnation flag 1 1 2 2
16 POLnation flag 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 6
17 IRInation flag 1 1 2 1 3 4
18 DENnation flag 1 2 1 2 3
19 ESPnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
20 CZEnation flag 1 1 1 1 2 3
20 GBRnation flag 1 2 1 2 3
22 KUWnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
23 BRAnation flag 1 1 1
23 GREnation flag 1 1 1
23 SLOnation flag 1 1 1
23 TURnation flag 1 1 1
27 HUNnation flag 3 2 3 2 5
28 SRBnation flag 2 1 3 3
29 SUInation flag 2 2 3 2 5 7
30 CROnation flag 2 3 2 3 5
31 PRKnation flag 2 2 2 2 4
32 MGLnation flag 1 1 1
33 BLRnation flag 1 1 1
33 CYPnation flag 1 1 1
33 GEOnation flag 1 1 1
33 KAZnation flag 1 1 1
48 48 48 51 51 51 99 99 99 297

Marco Vettoretti