ELEY’s shooters masterful in Munich

The ISSF Munich World Cup closed on 23rd May 2017 after six days of intense competition, record breaking scores and inspiring comebacks. ELEY tenex won 13 of the 18 medals available, with all-ELEY podiums in half of the events – Prone, 50m Pistol and 25m Women’s Pistol. With over 750 athletes from 80 countries the standard was extremely high, proving once again that ELEY’s ammunition is the favourite of the world’s elite athletes.

Many shooters took advantage of our newest test facility located at the Olympic range. Launched to coincide with the World Cup, the range offers easy access to batch tested ELEY ammunition over 10m, 25m and 50m, and was fully booked throughout. The range will re-open for future competitions – click here to book your place.

The .22LR events started strongly with a new world record set by Jin Jongoh in 50m Pistol. A rule change in 2017 had reset the records, and Jin lost his title to Jitu Rai in New Delhi. The Korean marksman took the first opportunity to win it back, scoring 230.5 and raising the bar even higher. Jin was trailed throughout by Joao Costa who took Silver, and Dimitrije Grgic won Bronze.

World Champion Zhang Jingjing added a fifth 25m Women’s Pistol Gold medal to her tally, as she recorded 36 hits to take the brightest medal. Antoaneta Boneva was just two hits behind, and Anna Korakaki added Bronze to last year’s impressive haul. After the final Anna was awarded the title of 2016 ISSF Shooter of the Year along with Nicco Campriani, and said “I have been working for years trying to improve my shooting, and 2016 was an amazing and extremely rewarding year”.

The 50m Prone match came down to the final shot, as Kim Jonghyun shot 10.7 to win Gold, his first ever World Cup medal. Just 0.1 behind was Stine Bogar, also taking his first ISSF medal, and Thomas Mathis rounded out the medalists in third place.

Snjezana Pejcic dominated the Women’s 3P final, with incredible consistency in the prone, kneeling and standing series to collect her fifth World Cup Gold with a 6.8 point lead. Selina Gschwandtner and Jolyn Beer won Silver and Bronze for the host nation.

Russia’s Sergey Kamenskiy set the pace in Men’s 3P, after equaling the world record in qualification and setting a new record in Air Rifle. Alexis Raynaud got off to an early lead in the final, and while Sergey mounted a spirited comeback he couldn’t overtake the young Frenchman. China’s Liu Yukun won his third medal from three matches, and in three different disciplines – a very strong all-rounder.

ELEY’s congratulations and best wishes go out to all the medalists, and we’re looking forward to the next World Cup stage in Gabala, Azerbaijan!