Shooting: USA Goes 1-2-3 in Women’s Skeet at World Championships

The United States swept the podium today in the women’s skeet at the 2018 ISSF World Championships. Four quotas were available to the highest ranked eligible athletes in the event. The World Championships are being held in Changwon, South Korea from August 31st to September 15th 2018.

The qualification round was topped by 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Danka Bartekova of Slovakia whom finished one point off the world record with a score of 121. The final came down to three athletes from the United States. By keeping her two final elimination rounds perfect it was Caitlin Connor whom prevailed over 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Kimberly Rhode and Amber English whom finished second and third respectively. Since a nation can only earn two quotas in a single event the other two Olympic quotas went to fourth place Bartekova and fifth place Natalia Vinogradova of Russia.

With one Olympic event remaining Russia leads all nations with 12 athlete quotas won at this event. Only China has been keeping up with 10 won, afterwards the next best performing nations, Slovakia and South Korea have only won five each. The final event, the men’s skeet will be decided on Friday.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Skeet
* Russia
* Slovakia
* United States
* United States

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