Published on 24 Feb 2019

Flash News: Veronika Major (HUN) claims record 25m Pistol victory

Marco Dalla Dea

She beast Chiana’s Zhang to finish atop of the podium.

21-year old Veronika Major of Hungary claimed today’s 25m Pistol Women victory the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. 

She did it with a record score of 40 hits out of 50 possible targets. 

Along with the medal, she pocketed also an Olympic quota place for Tokyo 2020. 


China’s Zhang Jingjing won the second quota awarded today, as she finished in second place with 33 hits. 


To grab the Olympic pass, the Chinese shooter had to go through three shoot-off series against Iran’s Haniyeh Rostasmiyan, who eventually placed in third with 30 hits. 


The 25m Pistol Women Final concluded day-2 of competitions at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. Action will resume tomorrow, with the men’s 10m Air Rifle Final. The live broadcast fo the match will start at 2.00 PM, New Delhi’s time (GMT+5.30). 


Watch the match live on and on the ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube, and LiveStream