After a thrilling final Beate Gauss took Gold in the Women’s 50m 3P final using ELEY tenex. The German shooter batch tested her ammunition only 9 days ago when she visited our German range to pick out the ammunition she used to such great effect. In fact, all of the winners used selected tenex from our Fellbach range. Gauss started the final in strong position with the highest score of 51.7 in the first series. Pejcic took the lead in the second series, until Chen showed great form to finish the kneeling section in first place, followed by Pejcic and Zublasing. The quality of the shooting was so high that only 0.3 separated the top three! The prone position began with Chen and Westerheim both scoring perfect 10.9s in their first shots. The final five shots in the prone position were dramatic, with Zublasing scoring 10 then 10.9 to take the lead, until a 9.5 saw her drop to fourth place. Pejcic, Gauss and Chen fought to finish the section in first, second and third place, demonstrating the incredibly high standard of shooting in the final. Zublasing was again the first to fire a sighting shot in the second changeover period, leading into the final and most challenging standing position. Zublasing, Westerheim and Pejcic defied the difficulty to each score 10.4 on their first shot. Sykorova dropped into last place following a 6.3 which prompted emphatic groans from the audience, but recovered with a 10.8 on the final shot. This shows how much pressure these top athletes our under to win that all important Olympic quota place. Sykorova and Ser were eliminated after the eighth series, as Gauss extended her lead at the top of the leaderboard followed by Zublasing and Westerheim in joint second place. The competition now moved to single shots, and Chen dramatically saved herself with a 10.5 to overtake Mazurova who was eliminated. The audience began to show their support by loud clapping before each crucial shot. Chen was the next to be eliminated followed by Zublasing who took fourth place, only missing out on a medal by 0.1. The penultimate shot saw Westerheim take the Bronze Medal with a total score of 444.7. The final shots from Gauss and Pejcic were accompanied by loud applause and cheering from the crowd. Gauss had steadily built up a large lead and held her nerve taking the Gold medal, with Pejcic rewarded with the Silver.
Gauss wins Gold in Granada using ELEY tenex
This entry was posted on 12th September 2014.