Yu Haonan set a new finals world record in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2019 Rifle/Pistol World Cup. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the games. The Rifle/Pistol World Cup is currently being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 26th to September 3rd 2019.
The qualification round was won by China’s Song Buhan whom finished with a score of 632.1. This was 2.4 points ahead of Slovakia’s Patrik Jany. Entering the elimination stage of the final it was Australia’s Dane Sampson whom held the lead. However, he was overtaken by China’s Yu Haonan whom had a very impressive run to set a new finals world record with a score of 252.8. This was 1.6 points above the previous record. The silver medal was won by Croatia’s Petar Gorsa while the bronze medal and first Olympic quota was won by Jany. The second Olympic quota was won by Sampson whom finished fifth overall.
This was the final World Cup event for this event. Athletes can still qualify via their respective continental qualifiers or through the world rankings. The event continues tomorrow with Olympic quotas being awarded in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and women’s 10m air pistol.