10m Air Pistol Men

Vietnam's Hoang set a new 10m Air Pistol Men record in Fort Benning

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Fort Benning, USA

The Vietnamese shooter keeps on climbing the world ranking. After winning last year's ISSF World Cup Stage in Changwon and making it to the medals match of the 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals, he set a new 10m Air Pistol Final World Record in Fort Benning, today.

Hoang Xuan Vinh, 39, from Vietnam, won today's 10m Air Pistol Men final at the 2014 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup Stage in Fort Benning, GA, USA.


The Vietnamese athlete ranked 8th in the world pocketed the Gold medal with a record score of 202.8 points in the final, which shattered the previous 202.3-point record set by the 2008 Olympic Champion Pang Wei of China at the Asian Championship, in March.


Hoang beat the two Russian finalists Sergey Chervyakovskiy, 28, and Vladimir Gontcharov, 36, who finished in second and third place with 202.3 and 181.3 points, respectively.


Gontcharov, a 14-time ISSF World Cup medallist who started competing back in 1990, had been far from ISSF podiums since 2012, when he had won his last medal – a bronze – at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup Stage in Milan, Italy.

People's Republic of China's Pang Wei, coming from a victory claimed at the Asian Championship in Kuwait just 20 days ago, ended up in fifth place with 138.6 points, behind the Japanese first-time finalist Horimizu Kojiro (fourth with 158.8 points). Horimizu's teammate Matsuda Tomoyuki, the 2010 World Champion, ended up in sixth place with 117.8 points.

Marco Dalla Dea


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