Finals 10m Air Pistol Men

Jin Jongoh wins again: the best pistol shooter of the world set aims on the Asian Games

51st ISSF World Championship All Events · Granada, ESP

He did it at the London Olympics, he did it again at the ISSF World Championship in Granada: Jin Jongoh won the 10m Air Pistol Men final just two days after leading the 50m Pistol Men event. And he's now looking forward to the Asian Games to be held on his home turf in one week.

Jin Jongoh made it again. The Korean three-time Olympic champion won the 10m Air Pistol Men final today, beating Turkey's Yusuf Dikec with a final score of 200.3 points.


Jin had secured the 50m Pistol Men world title here in Granada just two days ago, breaking a world record set when he was not even born, at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.


The Korean champion moved atop of the leaderboard after the first two three-shot competition series.


After the 12th shot, Russia's Vladimir Gontcharov reached and overtook him by a few tenths.


But Jin is the best pistol shooter of the world. And he proved it once again, today. On the 14th shot he came back in the lead, and managed to keep his opponents behind him all the way through the Gold medal,


Gontcharov, 37, eventually ended up in third place with 178.9 points, behind Dikec, second with 198.0 points.


“Winning the 50m Pistol final the other day took all the pressure out of me. I was not stressed at all, today.” said Jin after the match.


“During today's final I stayed very focused, I had no distractions, and I just kept going with a clear mind.”


“My next aim? The Asian Games!” The Korean shooter said, setting aims on the forthcoming 17th Asian Games, kicking off in Incheon – on his home turf – the next 19th of September.


Pu Qifeng of the People's Republic of China, 28, challenged the medallists right to the 16th shot, when he fired a disappointing 8.1, placing himself in fourth with a total of 157.5 points, 1.1 points behind the podium positions. His teammate, the former Olympic Champion Pang Wai, 28, followed him taking the fifth place with 138.8 points.


Tran Quoc Quoc, 40, from Vietnam, closed his match in 6th place with 118.8 points, preceding Slovakia's 30-year old Juraj Tuzinsky who ended up in 7th with 98.2 points.


The Bulgarian finalist Samuil Donkov was the first to leave the elimination-style final, taking the 8th place with 75.6 points after the eighth shot.


Six Olympic quotas were up for grabs at today's final. Since Jin and Pang had already won a slot at the 50m Pistol Men final, all others finalists were awarded Rio 2016 ticket, today.


Teams: The People's Republic of China beat Jin's Korea

Jin's great result was not enough to lift the Republic of Korea atop of the teams podium. With a combined score of 1744 points, Jin, Kim Cheongyong and Lee Daemyung placed in second behind the People's Republic of China (Pang Wei, Pu Quifeng, Wang Zhiwei – 1750 points). The teams Bronze went to the Russian Federation (Vladimir Gontcharov, Vladimir Isakov, Sergey Chervyakovskiy – 1736 points).

Marco Dalla Dea


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