Olympic Quota places and a new Finals World Record were won with selected ELEY tenex at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea.
This was the first competition in 2016 where two Olympic Quota places were awarded per event. Many of the athletes really wanted to secure their place for Rio early on in the competitive year; this alleviates the pressure and means they can focus on competitions and finals strategy.
For the .22LR events the 50m Men’s Pistol was first, the finals hall was packed with locals as they watched two home shooters Park and the world famous Jin try to win the Gold. It was extremely close with Park leading throughout. It really did come down to the last shot to decide Gold. In the final, it was 18 year old Zhang Bowen from the People's Republic of China who secured the Gold medal and a 2016 Rio Quota. Korean Shooter Daehun Park just missed out on the Gold but was ecstatic to be awarded the Silver and an Olympic Quota in front of a home crowd. Vietnamese shooter Xuan Vinh Hoang took the Bronze medal. All of these shooters were using ELEY tenex.
In the Women’s 25m Pistol event, Mongolian shooter and 2008 Olympic Silver medalist Otryad Gundegmaa won the Gold medal surprisingly using ELEY edge, Chinese shooter Lin Yuemei won Silver and Bulgarian Shooter Antoaneta took Bronze.
In the 50m Men’s Prone Matt Emmons was back like you’ve never seen him before. He wiped the floor with his other competitors in the qualification with a score of 632.0. This was 0.3 points short of the current World Record meaning he never dropped outside the 10 ring. In the final event he shot exceptionally well again winning the Gold medal and a USA 2016 Olympic Quota. The home crowd again had reason to celebrate as Shooter Hakman Kim (Silver) won a Quota for Korea. Danish shooter Dane Torbean Grimmel took the Bronze.
In the Women’s 50m 3 Position final Snjezana Pejcic was on fire; the ELEY team were sat with some of the best male 3 Position shooters and they could believe their eyes. Not surprisingly she won the Gold and set a new Finals World Record of 463.0 points which was previously held by Zublasing who won Silver. German shooter Selina Gschwandtner was competing for her first time as an adult in the World Cup and what a debut. Not only did she make the final but she kept her cool and won Bronze and a second 2016 Olympic Quota for Germany. All three women were using selected ELEY tenex.
In the 25m Rapid Fire Men’s Pistol event French shooter Jean Quiquampoix won a Gold medal and Olympic Quota place, German shooter Oliver Geis the Silver medal and Jong Ho Song the Bronze medal using ELEY tenex pistol.
The final match at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea was the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position event. Hui Zicheng from the People's Republic of China, who was competing in his first match in six years, took the Gold and an Olympic Quota place with 457.3 points. USA shooter Matt Emmons took his second medal of the ISSF World Cup, winning the Silver and Han Jinseop from South Korea took the Bronze medal. Ole Kristian Bryhn just missed out on Bronze place position with 433.8 points but secured an Olympic Quota place. All shooters were using ELEY tenex to help them to win these medals and Olympic Quota places.
Quota places secured at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon Korea were:
|50m Rifle 3 Positions Men||HUI Zicheng||CHN||ELEY tenex|
|BRYHN Ole Kristian||NOR||ELEY tenex|
|50m Rifle Prone Men||EMMONS Matthew||USA||ELEY tenex|
|KIM Hakman||KOR||ELEY tenex|
|50m Pistol Men||ZHANG Bowen||CHN||ELEY tenex|
|PARK Daehun||KOR||ELEY tenex|
|25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men||QUIQUAMPOIX Jean||FRA||Lapua|
|SONG Jong Ho||KOR||ELEY tenex pistol|
|50m Rifle 3 Positions Women||GSCHWANDTNER Selina||GER||ELEY tenex|
|25m Pistol Women||OTRYAD Gundegmaa||MGL||ELEY edge|
|LIN Yuemei||CHN||ELEY tenex|
The standard at the ISSF World Cup was exceptionally high, congratulations to all of the competitors who took home medals and won Olympic Quota places!
To see the full list of Bronze, Silver and Gold medals won at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon Korea, including the ammunition used to medal, please visit the results page on our website: http://www.eley.co.uk/en/news-info/results/