The first event of the second 2019 Shotgun World Cup has concluded with medals being awarded in women’s trap. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Shotgun World Cup event is currently being held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from April 5th to April 16th 2019.
The qualification round was topped by Australia’s Laetisha Scanlan whom hit 122 out of 125 targets, edging out three different athletes whom finished with 121 hits. Scanlan would however, not repeat her performance in the final, ultimately finishing in fifth position. The event was won by France’s Carole Cormenier whom finished ahead of the 2018 European Championship silver medalist Kirsty Barr of Great Britain. This is Cormenier’s first World Cup victory. Both athletes also qualified their nation to the Olympics.
The next opportunity for nations to qualify in women’s trap will be the next World Cup event to be held in Changwon, South Korea. The World Cup event continues tomorrow with quotas being awarded in men’s trap.