Shooting: Rhode Wins Women’s Skeet at Acapulco While World Record Falls

Another world record was broken today at the first 2019 Shotgun World Cup event where medals were awarded in women’s skeet. 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 Acapulco, Mexico from March 15th to March 26th 2019.

The qualification round saw the world qualification record being broken by two athletes, as China’s Zhang Heng and the United States’ Samantha Simonton both hit 123/125 targets. Zhang won the shoot-off 8-6 to win the overall first position. The final, however was topped by the 2018 world championship silver medalist Kimberly Rhode of the United States whom was on pace to better or equal her world finals record, but missed two targets during the final rotation to finish with a total of 57/60 targets. As Rhode had already won a quota for her nation the two quotas were won by New Zealand’s Chloe Tipple and China’s Zhang Donglian.

The next opportunity for nations to qualify in women’s skeet will be the next World Cup event to be held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The Acapulco World Cup event continues tomorrow with the final event, the men’s skeet.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Skeet
* China
* New Zealand

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