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2 world records in finals and 4 Gold medals - the bright day World Cup Final in Al Ain

ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun · Al Ain, UAE

68 top athletes from 22 countries are participating at the ISSF World Cup Shotgun Final in Al Ain (UAE).

4 gold medals were up for contention in Individual Men's & Women's Trap and in Men's & Women's Skeet competitions.  Two more gold medals will be decided in the Mixed Team competitions, the President’s Trophy Mixed Team Trap and Mixed Team Skeet.

On the second day of the competition, the 4 individual medal winners were decided in closely fought finals.

Aeriel Alease Skinner from the USA won Gold in the Trap Women's competition in her first World Cup Final appearance. Laetisha Scanlan from Australia won the Silver medal and Alessia Lezzi from Italy won Bronze.

The Trap Men's final was very dramatic and emotional. In a tightly fought battle, Mauro De Filippis from Italy, won the Gold medal. Alexey Alipov from the Russian Federation and Alberto Fernandez from Spain were in second and third places respectively. 

In the Skeet Women's Final, Meng Wei from the People’s Republic of China, won the Gold medal and broke the World record. Silver medal was won by Amber Hill from Great Britain and Bronze medal was won by Amber English from the USA.

The last final of the day, Men's Skeet, was beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Luigi Lodde from Italy and Vincent Hancock from the USA fought for the Gold medal right up to the last shot, with only one target separating both athletes at the end. Lodde won the Final and equaled the World Record. Hancock had to settle for the silver medal. Bronze medal was won by Azmy Mehelba from Egypt.

Competitions will continue tomorrow with the President’s Trophy in the Mixed Team Trap and Mixed Team Skeet events.  This will be the maiden appearance for the Mixed Team events on a World Cup Final stage.  The first 4 teams in each of the finals will be awarded prize money from the ISSF President.

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