Shooting: Alipov Wins Men’s Trap Lahti World Cup Gold in Shoot-Off

A shoot-off was required to decide the winner in the men’s trap at the 2019 Shotgun World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the games. The Shotgun World Cup is currently being held in Lahti, Finland from August 13th to August 23rd 2019.

The qualification round was won by Germany’s Andreas Loew whom hit 119/125 targets over a three day period. This was one more than Portugal’s Joao Azevedo and Turkey’s Yavuz Ilnam. While Loew had a great start to the final where he hit the first 17 targets, he would go on to miss six of the next seven causing him to ultimately finished fourth. The final came down to Azevedo and Russia’s Alexey Alipov whom both won quotas for their nations. Both athletes finished tied with 43/50 targets hit meaning a shoot-off was required to determine the winner. Alipov won the shoot-off and gold medal 2-1. The bronze medal was won by Italy’s Mauro De Filippis.

This was the final World Cup event for men’s trap. Athletes can still qualify via their respective continental qualifiers or through the world rankings. The Shotgun World Cup continues with quotas to be decided in women’s skeet on Wednesday.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Trap
* Portugal
* Russia

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