Final 25m Pistol Women

Xiong claims China’s second gold in Munich

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

The first-time finalist beat her teammate Yao to win the 25m Pistol Women final at the ISSF World Cup in Munich.

People’s Republic of China’s Xiong Yaxuan won the 25m Pistol Women final that closed day-2 of the 2018 ISSF World Cup in rifle and pistol events held in Munich, Germany. 

The 21-year old shooter scored 31 hits to finish atop of the podium, while competing in her first final.


“I am very excited about this medal, my first medal. I do not have that much experience in international competitions, but it doesn’t really matter: I am competing against myself. I concentrated on my shots and on my competition.” 


Xiong debuted in the ISSF World Cup Series this year, in Changwon, where she placed in 17th. 


“I tried to do my best today, but I believe I could have done even better. I will keep on working to improve.”


Today she climbed up the podium along with her teammate Yao Yushi, who scored 29 hits to collect her second world cup medal of the season, following the bronze she won in Changwon in April. 


Following the two Chinese teammates, the Bronze medal went to Athens 2004 Olympic champion Olena Kostevych of Ukraine, coming back to an ISSF World Cup podium after missing since 2016. The 33-year old sharpshooter collected 24 hits to beat Vitalina Batsarashkina of the Russian Federation (4th with 21 hits).  


By winning gold and silver, Xiong and Yao rocketed the People’s Republic of China atop of the intermediate medal standings, with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals. 


The fourth stage of this year’s ISSF World Cup Series is held in Munich from the 22nd through the 28ht of May, and takes place at the historic Olympian Schiessanlage in Hochbruck, the 1972 Olympic venue. A total of 817 athletes are competing here, representing 84 National Olympic Committees and piling up to 1512 starts in the ten Rifle and Pistol Olympic events — eight individual and two mixed. The competition follows the three previous stages held in Guadalajara (MEX), Changwon (KOR) and Fort Benning (USA), also marking the 28th time that the Bavarian city hosts an ISSF World Cup stage.


The next medal events will be held tomorrow, 26th of May: the 10m Air Rifle final is scheduled at 13.15 (GMT+1). The match will be broadcasted live on 

Medal standings after 4 out of 10 events

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHNnation flag 2 2 1 5
2 UKRnation flag 1 1 2
3 TPEnation flag 1 1
4 GERnation flag 1 1
4 RUSnation flag 1 1
6 DENnation flag 1 1
6 ITAnation flag 1 1
4 4 4 12


RESULTS - 25m Pistol Women

1. XIONG Yaxuan

2. YAO Yushi



VIDEO - Final 25m Pistol Women


VIDEO - Final 25m Pistol Women

Interview with XIONG Yaxuan (CHN)


Marco Dalla Dea


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