Thursday June 30 2022

5 medals for Asia and 1 for America in ISSF World Cup Baku, AZE

All 4 gold medals in the Rifle and Pistol events were won by athletes from Asia.

Hajun PARK, Sangdo KIM and Seungho BANG from Republic of Korea won the 10m Air Rifle Team Men. Silver went to Australians Jack ROSSITER, Dane SAMPSON and Michael Edward Andrew DAVIS. Josip SIKAVICA, Miran MARICIC and Andrija MIKULJAN from Croatia took third place.

Shreya AGRAWAL, Elavenil VALARIVAN and Ramita RAMITA from India won the Gold in the 10m Air Rifle Team Women. Their rivals for the top honors, Anna NIELSEN, Emma Norholm KOCH and Rikke Maeng IBSEN from Denmark, finished in second position. The third place was taken by Julia Ewa PIOTROWSKA, Aneta STANKIEWICZ and Natalia KOCHANSKA from Poland.

Sajad POORHOSSEINI LAFMEJANI, Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Javad FOROUGHI and Mohammadrasoul EFATI from the Islamic Republic of Iran in a close fight in the 10m Air Pistol Team Men final defeated Italians Paolo MONNA, Luca TESCONI and Federico Nilo MALDINI. Monna, Tesconi and Maldini won Silver. The bronze medalists were German athletes Michael SCHWALD, David PROBST and Christian REITZ.

Athletes from the Republic of Korea won another victory in the 10m Air Pistol Team Women. Hyunyoung YOO, Minjung KIM and Bomi KIM defeated Chawisa PADUKA, Tanyaporn PRUCKSAKORN and Chidchanok HIRUNPHOEM from Thailand in the Gold Medal Match. Bronze, as in the men's final, was won by the German team: Sandra REITZ, Svenja BERGE and Doreen VENNEKAMP.

In Shotgun athletes competed in Trap Team events.

The Americans Aeriel Alease SKINNER, Kayle BROWNING and Rachel Leighanne TOZIER won in a bitter struggle among women. They won Gold after the shoot off. Second place went to Laetisha SCANLAN, Catherine SKINNER and Charlie Anna HUDSON-CZERNIECKI from Australia. Satu MAKELA-NUMMELA, Noora ANTIKAINEN and Mopsi VEROMAA from Finland took Third place.

Athletes from Kuwait Naser MEQLAD, Abdulrahman AL FAIHAN and Talal ALRASHIDI won a confident victory in the Trap Team Men event. They left no chance to their rivals from USA Derrick Scott MEIN, William HINTON and Casey WALLACE. Bronze went to Giovanni CERNOGORAZ, Anton GLASNOVIC and Josip GLASNOVIC from Croatia.

Source: ISSF


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