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27.06.2017

Final 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior

It took 46 shots to award China’s Liu Yukun with his first junior world title

ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle / Pistol · Suhl, GER

The Chinese Rifle shooter pocketed the second medal of his Junior World Championship, adding the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Gold to the 10m Air Rifle Men Silver he claimed one day earlier. Czech Republic’s Filip Nepejchal and Norway’s Henrik Larsen also climbed on the podium, respectively taking Silver and Bronze.

After missing the Air Rifle Gold by just one-tenth of a point less than 24 hours before, Liu Yukun of the People’s Republic of China finally grabbed his first junior world title in Suhl, prevailing over Czech Republic’s Filip Nepejchal in a thrilling finale.

 

The Chinese 20-year-old, who was sitting in 6th place after the kneeling series and in 2nd at the end of the prone ones, saw Nepejchal come back with some great shooting in the standing position, and found him just 0.3 points behind at the 40th shot mark.

 

Since then, the two youngsters shot neck-to-neck all along the standing series, with the Czech 17-year-old matching Liu’s score of 456.4 points with a great 10.5 in his 45th shot. In the following and decisive tiebreaker, Liu once again hit the 10th ring, nailing a 10.3 that Nepejchal failed to beat and climbing atop the Junior World Championship podium.

 

Norway’s 19-year-old Henrik Larsen, who was leading the final at the end of the prone shooting, concluded in 3rd place, claiming the Bronze medal with 445.4 points.

 

Failing to match the 3rd place he obtained in yesterday’s 10m Air Rifle Men, Croatia’s Borna Petanjek placed just outside of the podium, taking 4th place and scoring 433.7 points.

 

Two Hungarian athletes followed Petanjek, as 19-year-old first-time finalist Peter Vas slid down one position after firing a disappointing 7.4 in his 42nd shot, finishing in 5th place with 422.6 points, while his teammate and current number 17 in the World Ranking, 20-year-old Istvan Peni, finished in 6th with 412.4 points.

 

Italy’s Riccardo Armiraglio (20) and Hungary’s third final participant, Zalan Pekler (17), didn’t match the high pace of the final, being eliminated after shot number 40: the Italian shooter placed 7th, scoring 399.3 points, while Pekler took 8th position with 396.7.

 

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Medal standings

Rank Nation Individual Team Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 CHN 5 2 6 4 2 2 9 4 8 21
2 IND 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 8
3 UKR 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 6
4 RUS 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 6
5 HUN 2 2 2
6 KOR 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 6
7 CRO 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4
7 NOR 2 1 1 1 1 2 4
9 CZE 1 1 1 1 2
10 FIN 1 1 1 1 2
11 AUT 1 1 1
11 JPN 1 1 1
13 GER 2 1 1 3 1 4
14 USA 2 1 2 1 3
15 BUL 1 1 1
15 PRK 1 1 1
15 ROU 1 1 1
15 SGP 1 1 1
15 THA 1 1 1
20 ITA 2 2 2
21 FRA 1 1 1
13 13 13 13 13 13 26 26 26 78

Medalists by Event - Team

Event Date Medal Name Nation
10m Air Rifle Men Junior Team 26 JUN 2017 Gold Japan JPN
Silver People's Republic of China CHN
Bronze Croatia CRO
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior Team 27 JUN 2017 Gold Hungary HUN
Silver Croatia CRO
Bronze Finland FIN
50m Rifle Prone Men Junior Team 24 JUN 2017 Gold Austria AUT
Silver Norway NOR
Bronze Russian Federation RUS
10m Air Pistol Men Junior Team 25 JUN 2017 Gold Russian Federation RUS
Silver Korea KOR
Bronze India IND
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior Team 26 JUN 2017 Gold Ukraine UKR
Silver People's Republic of China CHN
Bronze India IND
25m Standard Pistol Men Junior Team 24 JUN 2017 Gold People's Republic of China CHN
Silver India IND
Bronze France FRA
25m Pistol Men Junior Team 27 JUN 2017 Gold India IND
Silver Korea KOR
Bronze People's Republic of China CHN
50m Pistol Men Junior Team 26 JUN 2017 Gold Russian Federation RUS
Silver Germany GER
Bronze Korea KOR
10m Air Rifle Women Junior Team 26 JUN 2017 Gold People's Republic of China CHN
Silver SGP SGP
Bronze Germany GER
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior Team 25 JUN 2017 Gold People's Republic of China CHN
Silver Ukraine UKR
Bronze United States of America USA
50m Rifle Prone Women Junior Team 24 JUN 2017 Gold Norway NOR
Silver United States of America USA
Bronze People's Republic of China CHN
10m Air Pistol Women Junior Team 25 JUN 2017 Gold Hungary HUN
Silver United States of America USA
Bronze Korea KOR
25m Pistol Women Junior Team 27 JUN 2017 Gold People's Republic of China CHN
Silver Thailand THA
Bronze India IND

RESULTS - 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior

1. LIU Yukun

2. NEPEJCHAL Filip

3. LARSEN Henrik

27.06.2017

VIDEO - Final 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior

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Marco Vettoretti