Shooting: Final Day at Pan American Games Award Medals in Women’s 25m Pistol and Men’s Skeet

The final Olympic quotas were awarded in shooting at the 2019 Pan American Games today in the women’s 25m pistol and men’s skeet. The two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. Shooting at the Pan American Games was held in Lima, Peru from July 27th to August 3rd 2019.

The qualification round of the women’s 25m pistol was topped by Ecuador’s Diana Durango whom was the most consisted during the precision and rapid rounds, finishing with a total of 583, five points higher than her compatriot Andrea Perez. The final was a close affair with both Durango and the United States’ Sandra Uptagrafft finishing level on points with 27 each. The pair also tied in the first shoot-off, but the second one saw Uptagrafft hit four targets to Durango’s three, allowing her to win the gold medal. The bronze medal was won by Perez.

The men’s skeet saw the qualification round won by Guatemala’s Juan Schaeffer whom hit 123/125 targets, one more than three other athletes. The final came down to Schaeffer and Christian Elliott of the United States whom were both tied going into the final five shots. Schaeffer hit two while Elliot hit three to win the gold medal. As the United States have already won the maximum number of quotas for this event the second quota was won by the bronze medalist, Nicolas Pacheco of Peru.

The next opportunity for Pan American athletes to qualify in this event will be at the World Cup event to be held in August. Overall the 24 quotas were awarded to seven nations with the United States winning seven of them while Cuba and Mexico won four each.

Qualified Nations

Women’s 25m Pistol
* Ecuador
* United States

Men’s Skeet
* Guatemala
* Peru

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