Shooting: Smith Wins Shotgun World Cup Title in Women’s Trap as Competition Begins in Lahti

Penny Smith won her second ever World Cup gold in women’s trap at the 2019 Shotgun World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the games. The Shotgun World Cup is currently being held in Lahti, Finland from August 13th to August 23rd 2019.

The qualification round had two athletes finish level on hits with Australia’s Laetisha Scanlan and Russia’s Daria Semianova hitting 112 targets each. The ensuing shoot-off was won by Semianova whom hit four targets to Scanlan’s three. The final saw Australia’s Penny Smith start off hitting 18 consecutive targets before missing her first shot. She remained consistent on route to winning the gold medal and Olympic quota, hitting 45/50 targets. The silver medal and second Olympic quota was won by Finland’s Satu Mikela-Nummela while Scanlan won the bronze medal.

This was the final World Cup event for women’s trap. Athletes can still qualify via their respective continental qualifiers or through the world rankings. The Shotgun World Cup continues tomorrow with quotas to be decided in men’s trap.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Trap
* Australia
* Finland

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