High Scores in Men's 50m Prone

A great qualification shoot today in the Men’s 50m Prone saw the last position for the final being taken by the Norwegian shooter Stian Bogar with a score of 627.4 , a magnificent 10.9 being his 60th shot and potentially securing his place at the Olympic Games.

627.4 to qualify for the final is just ridiculously high and one of the highest we have seen here on the Munich range. Other finalists were Torben Grimmel ( DEN ), Matt Emmons ( USA ), Henry Junghaenel ( GER ), Stefan Pletikosic ( SRB), Bojan Durkovic ( CRO), Claude-Alain Delley ( SUI ), Guy Starik ( ISR ).
The final itself was a tense nail biting affair to watch with places swapping constantly with 7 of the 8 finalists shooting ELEY tenex.

After the first 3 series the first shooter to be eliminated was Guy Starik in eighth place having put in a brave performance in the final after his 628.0 qualification match.

Another 2 shots saw the seventh position confirmed with Claude Alain Delley shooting in his first final at a World Cup, congratulations to him and we look forward to seeing him in many more finals. Sixth place went to Durkovic of Croatia after the next 2 competition shots.

Places were swapping constantly at this point but Henry Junghaenel had a built a slight lead of 0.5 of a point, the atmosphere was electric going into the last 8 shots of this prestigious final.

With 2 more competition shots being fired Pletikosic took the fifth position having put in an awesome display throughout the final leaving fourth place to go to Stian Bogar of Norway after another 2 more shots and a rapturous applause from his fellow countrymen.

The podium positions were now confirmed with Emmons, Grimmel and Junghaenel to fight for the medals.
The final 4 shots were about to start, the finals hall went into silence as the shots rang out and with 2 more shots Matt Emmons confirmed third position to take the bronze and his first world cup prone medal of the season having taken a 50m 3 positions medal at the two previous world cups of the season.

Second position went to Henry Junghaenel of Germany to secure his silver and second medal of the world cup season , leaving Torben Grimmel to secure his second Gold of the season in this event.
Congratulations to all finalists.

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The second final of the day was the 25m Men’s Pistol and after the first 4 series the eliminations began , with four different shoot offs again it was an extremely close match. The Chinese athlete Zhang led throughout the match although Quiquampoix of France put up a long fight. In the end Quiquampoix had to settle for the silver medal. For Chritsian Reitz it was touch and go on two occasions as he was involved with two separate shoot offs , but he came through to secure bronze.