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Excellent day of Skeet shooting in the ECH!

14 September 2019 — Views: 226

Excellent day of Skeet shooting in the ECH!

It was a day of excellent Skeet shooting in the ECH!

Emmanuel Petit (FRA) equalized the World Record, and Jakub Tomecek (CZE) won the gold medal in Skeet Men after an exciting shoot off. Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) was number one by one point in Skeet Men Junior. Two quota places for Tokyo 2020 were obtained by Nikolaos Mavrommatis (GRE) and Dimitris Konstantinou (CYP).

The European Championship Shotgun continued on Saturday at the “Trap Concaverde” Shooting Range in Lonato. The weather conditions were again perfect – like all this week.

Skeet Men and Skeet Men Junior finished their competition today. They both shot the last 75/125 targets and the finals.

Skeet Men

Emmanuel Petit (FRA) was on the top position after the qualification of Skeet Men. He had a perfect day in perfect conditions: he hit all 125 targets and equalized the World Record. He told that his former personal best was 122. Jakub Tomecek (CZE) and Nikolas Mavrommatis (GRE) did very well too, both finishing the qualification with the result of 124.

The qualification of Skeet Men was really a top level shooting. Stefan Nilsson (SWE), Juan Jose Aramburu (ESP), Eric Delaunay (FRA), Dimitris Konstantinou (CYP), Ben Llewellin (GBR) and Cassandro Tammaro (ITA) all hit 123 targets, so there was a shoot off: six men and three places for the final.

After the shoot off the last three places in the final took Delaunay, Konstantinou and Tammaro.

Because Tomecek already had the Quota Place for Tokyo 2020 and Italy and France had the maximum number of Quota Places (2), it was clear before the final that the QP´s were obtained by Mavrommatis (GRE) and Konstantinou (CYP).

The best of the Skeet Men final was Tomecek, who did a very good shooting. He won the European Championship gold medal after a tight competition with Tammaro. Tomecek took the lead in the early final and was leading after 20, 30 and 40 targets. Tammaro took the lead after 50 targets (47-46), but after 56 targets the score was a tie (52-52). The last four targets and: 56-56!

In the exciting shoot off Tomecek hit 12 targets and Tammaro 11.

– It was a very long day and not easy, Tomecek said with a European gold medal.

– The weather was perfect, and I managed to keep my skill and shooting level in a good level. In the shoot off I kept telling myself that hit ever target and wait for his mistake. Now I really wait for Tokyo, because the Olympic Games are the best possible games. I hope I do there better than in London 2012, said Tomecek who missed Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Mavrommatis hit 45 targets and finished in the third place. Delaunay finished in the fourth place (34). Petit was the fifth (26) and Konstantinou took the sixth place with the result of 17.

Skeet Men Junior

Three Junior men hit 121 targets in the qualification of Skeet Junior Men. They were Sotiris Andreou (CYP), Petros Englezoudis (CYP) and Daniel Korcak (CZE). They were followed by Peeter Juerisson (EST), Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) and Christopher Honkomp (GER) whose result were 120.

Andreou and Ivanov shot very steadily in the final, and they were the top two shooters since the beginning of the final. It was a close final between these two shooters: 18-18 (20 targets), 27-27 (30), 36-35 (40) and 44-44 (50). The last 10 targets changed the situation for Ivanov who won the gold medal by one point (54-53).

Cyprus had a good day today at Lonato: Englezoudis took the bronze medal (43). Christoper Honkomp (GER) finished fourth (33), Peeter Jurisson (EST) was the fifth (21), and Daniel Korcak (CZE) took the sixth place (13).

The ECH in Lonato continues on Sunday with the Skeet Team finals (QF-SF-MM).

About 400 athletes, including Juniors, from 44 nations take part in the ECH competition.

Results can be found here.

Photos can be found here.

Videos can be found here.


Lassi Palo


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