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Final 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

Chinese duo Ji and Wu dominate the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team final

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Changwon, KOR

The two shooters ruled the contest from the very beginning, progressively building a consistent gap on their closest rivals, and finishing with the resounding score of 487.7 points: 4.9 above the previous World Record.

Absolutely dominant: the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event saw the People’s Republic of China take the gold and sign a new World Record with 29-year-old Ji Xiaojing and 20-year-old Wu Jiayu. It’s the third gold medal won by the Chinese National Team at the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Changwon (KOR), which makes them the leader of the medal standings so far.

 

The German team — composed by 30-year-old Christian Reitz and his 33-year-old wife Sandra Reitz — tried to keep up with the impressive pace of Ji and Wu, but at the end of the first competition stage they were already 4.0 points behind the Chinese team.

 

Indeed, by scoring 102.4, 102.8 and 103.7 points in their opening series, Ji and Wu distanced themselves from the other four teams, then managing their lead and eventually taking 1st place with 487.7 points: a new World Record in this event, 4.9 points above the previous one.

 

Behind them, Germany successfully defended the runner-up position, finishing with 484.2 points and the silver medals around their neck. Furthermore, the Reitzs also doubled the result they nailed at the previous ISSF World Cup held in Guadalajara (MEX). On the third step of the podium placed Serbia’s 31-year-old Zorana Arunovic — bronze medalist in yesterday’s 10m Air Pistol Women event — and 34-year-old Damir Mikec, who concluded with 424.3 points.

 

Just outside of the podium, India’s 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and Om Prakash Mitharval failed to match the expectation they fostered by entering the top-5 with a new Qualification World Record of 778 points: the two Indian youngsters, in fact, finished in 4th position with 378.6 points.

 

Eliminated at the 34-shot mark, Polina Konarieva (20) and Oleh Omelchuk (34) of Ukraine placed in 6th position with 338.0 points.

Medal standings

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHNnation flag 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 6
2 RUSnation flag 3 1 1 3 2 5
3 AUSnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
3 ITAnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
5 KORnation flag 1 1 1 1 2
6 BLRnation flag 1 1 1
6 FINnation flag 1 1 1
6 SVKnation flag 1 1 1
9 GERnation flag 1 1 1 2 1 3
10 CZEnation flag 1 1 1
10 ESPnation flag 1 1 1
10 INDnation flag 1 1 1
10 TPEnation flag 1 1 1
14 HUNnation flag 2 2 2
14 SRBnation flag 1 1 2 2
16 BULnation flag 1 1 1
16 KUWnation flag 1 1 1
16 NORnation flag 1 1 1
16 SMRnation flag 1 1 1
16 TURnation flag 1 1 1
9 9 9 3 3 3 12 12 12 36

The ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Changwon will continue tomorrow with the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women final, taking place at 12:15 pm (UTC+9:00).

 

The matches will be streamed 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.

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26.04.2018

Marco Vettoretti

 

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