Shooting: Shoot-off Required to Decide Men’s Skeet European Champion

A shoot-off was required to decide the champion in the men’s skeet at the 2019 European Shotgun Championships. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the games. The European Shotgun Championships is currently being held in Lonato, Italy from September 3rd to September 17th 2019.

France’s Emmanuel Petit had a perfect qualification round where he hit all 125 targets. Jakub Tomecek of the Czech Republic and Greece’s Nikolaos Mavrommatis almost joined him in the perfect club, but both missed one shot each. As only two eligible athletes reached the final, Mavrommatis and Cyprus’ Dimitris Konstantinou qualified their nation to the Olympics. The final came down to Tomecek and Italy’s Tammaro Cassandro as both athletes finished with 56/60 targets hit. A lengthy shoot-off ensued where Tomecek won gold after hitting 12 straight targets. Mavrommatis won the bronze medal.

The next opportunity for European nations to qualify in this event will by at the 2020 European Championships to be held in May. In total, seven nations won at least one quota at the European Shotgun Championships with the Czech Republic winning two.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Skeet
* Cyprus
* Greece

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