An all podium in the Men's Prone

At the Olympic Range in Rio de Janeiro today the 50m Men’s prone at the ISSF World Cup took place.

It was another hot day at the range, with tricky windy conditions for the Prone shooters kept the scores well under 630. The eight shooters to make it into the final were: Stevan Pleticosic (SRB), Grigorian (RUS), Potent (AUS), Junghanael (GER), Emmmons (USA), Parr (GBR), Rizov (BUL) and Campriani (ITA).

After the first eight shots the eliminations began with Rizov claiming eighth place in his first Prone Final. Second eliminated was Kenneth Parr marking his 3rd final in this event in his last three world cups to claim 7th place. After third elimination series Emmons claimed the 6th position, followed by Grigorian with 144.7 position and 5th place.

The Olympic Gold Medallist of the London games Campriani in 3 positions was eliminated in 4th place leaving Potent to fight for the second prone medal of the World cup season for him, with Pletikosic and Junghanael completing the top three.

After a further two shots were completed with some great quality 10’s going in it emerged that Pletikosic finished in the Bronze medal position. The first medal for the Serbian in this event since his Gold in 2008 in the World cup in Rio.

Leaving just Junghanael and Potent to fight it out for the Gold, Junghanael had a sight lead but wasn’t going to take that for granted, two more excellent shots with Potent matching them meant that Junghanael took the Gold and Potent claimed back to back Silvers from the first two World Cups of the season. This is now the 4th World cup Gold in 50m men’s Prone to add to the Gold he won at the first European Games for the 2013 ISSF shooter of the year.


Congratulations to all of the medallists.