Hui claims finals World Record with ELEY tenex

On the final day of the ISSF World Cup Rio the Men’s 50m 3 Positions event was held at the soon to by Olympic Shooting Centre. The qualification match started on the 50m range at 9am in warm and humid weather.

During the qualification, the athletes seemed to cope well with the conditions and some excellent scores went up on the board. Two athletes were tied on 1182 with 65 centre X’s each, they were ELEY shooters; Kamenskiy and Emmons.

After a hard fought qualification, the eight finalists were: Kamenskiy (RUS), Emmons (USA), Hui (CHN), Zhu (CHN), Kulish (UKR), Sidi (HUN), De Nicolo (ITA) and Rizov (BUL).

It was great to see ELEY shooter Rizov make all three Men’s Rifle finals at this World Cup.

After the kneeling series it was the two Chinese athletes dominated with Zhu in first place with 155.5 and Hui in second with 154.8. Following closely behind was De Nicolo in third with 153.2, some great shooting all round.

After the three Prone series Zhu and Hui remained in the same positions with excellent scores in the Prone position, with Emmons moving up to third with some great shooting and high scoring tens.

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The preparation period for standing began and the athletes quickly changed settings on their rifles and other equipment before they started to sight in with some truly amazing shots going down the range.

After the first two series the first athlete to be eliminated in 8th place was Rizov followed by Peter Sidi in 7th place position.

After the first individual shot it was De Nicolo who finished in 6th position followed by ELEY shooter Kamenshiy in 5th position.

4th place after the next shot went to Kulish who shot well all final, leaving an all ELEY podium with Hui, Zhu and Emmons to fight for the medals.

The next shot decided Bronze and it went to current world number one and World Champion Zhu, with a final score of 451.2.

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The final shot was to decide Gold and Silver. With Emmons just 0.8 points behind Hui. Hui shot first and with a 10.8 the Gold was decided, Emmons finished with a 9.5 to secure the Silver.

It was incredible shooting from Hui who not only won the Gold but finished this match with a finals World Record with 463.7.

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Congratulations to all the finalists and medallists, it was a great end to the ISSF World Cup in Rio.