Shooting: Slovakia and South Korea Win Gold at World Championships

Eight more Olympic quotas were decided today at the 2018 ISSF World Championships. The four highest ranked eligible athletes in the men’s 10m air pistol and women’s trap qualified their nation to the Olympics. The World Championships are being held in Changwon, South Korea from August 31st to September 15th 2018.

The qualification round of the men’s 10m air pistol was topped by Russia’s Artem Chernousov whom finished three points above South Korea’s Lee Dae-myung with an impressive total of 587. The final ended up being dramatic as Chernousov led for the entire elimination stage, but an impressive final four shots by South Korea’s Jin Jong-oh caused the two athletes to be tied, sending the event into a shoot-out. In the end, Jin’s 10.3 outdid Chernousov’s 9.5, giving him the title. The other two Olympic quotas were won by bronze medalist Lee and fourth place Pavlo Korostylov of Ukraine.

In the women’s trap, the qualification round was decided in a shoot-out after Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yi Chun and Italy’s Silvana Stanco finished level with 119 points. Lin would win the shoot-out 4-3. The final also went to a shoot-out, between China’s Wang Xiaojing and 2017 World Championship bronze medalist Zuzsana Rehak-Stefececova of Slovakia. The gold medal would go to Rehak-Stefececova after she won the shoot-out 3-2. The other two Olympic quotas were won by bronze medalist Stanco and Australia’s Laetisha Scanlan.

With these quotas South Korea is now eligible to participate in the mixed 10m air pistol team event while Australia and Slovakia can participate in mixed trap team. Tomorrow, the quotas for the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions and mixed team relay will be decided.

Qualified Nations

Men’s 10m Air Pistol
* Russia
* South Korea
* South Korea
* Ukraine

Women’s Trap
* Australia
* China
* Italy
* Slovakia

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