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20.07.2016

Medal Matches 10m Running Target Women Junior

Veronika Major secures Hungary’s first Gold at the ISSF Running Target World Championship

ISSF World Championship Running Target · Suhl, GER

In Suhl, Major pocketed her second World Championship Gold medal after the one she claimed in Granada in 2014, followed by People’s Republic of China’s Ke and by Ukraine’s Tymoshko, respectively winners of the Silver and Bronze medals.

In the fourth and conclusive event of today’s schedule at the ISSF Running Target World Championship, Hungary finally reached the top of the podium with Veronika Major, the 19-year-old who claimed her second consecutive Junior World title in this event.

 

After finishing the qualification round with the best score, Major beat Ukraine’s Yuliya Tymoshko in the semifinal, advancing to the Gold medal match where she faced and bested People’s Republic of China’s Ke Luqi with the score of 7 points to 5. Ke, who grabbed the Silver, earned the second individual medal in one day for her country.

 

Something unscheduled happened between the two semifinals and the start of the medal matches, as France’s Louis suffered a serious malfunction on her rifle during the competition, many shooters from different countries gathered to help her fix the issue and allowing the 20-year-old French to take part in the Bronze medal match, where she lost to Tymoshko with the score of 6 points to 4.

On the team’s podium the Ukraine secured another set of Gold medals with Tymoshko, Viktoriia Stetsiura and Darya Rozhniatovska, who scored 1070 points. The team’s Silver medal went to the Russian Federation’s Kseniia Anufrieva, Natalia Pochatkova and Anna Kostina, followed in 3rd position by Germany’s Eva Maria Oestreicher, Nicola Inge Mueller-Fassbender and Katharina Falkenstein.

 

The ISSF Running Target World Championship will continue tomorrow with the 10m Running Target Mixed Men event and the 10m Running Target Mixed Men Junior.

 

News and updates about the ISSF Running Target World Championship will be available on the ISSF website and on the Federation’s social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo.

RESULTS - 10m Running Target Women Junior

1. MAJOR Veronika

2. KE Luqi

3. TYMOSHKO Yuliya

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Marco Vettoretti