31 July 2015
THE 2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN MARIBOR IS OVER WITH 10 WORLD AND 13 EUROPEAN RECORDS
|The 2015 European Championship in Maribor is over. All 71 sets of medals – 37 in individual and 34 in team events - have been awarded to the best European shooters. The total number of starts amounted to 1442 – 945 in Senior and 497 in Junior competitions. 10 World and 13 records were established during 12 days of the Championship.|
The last two World and European records belong to Christian Reitz from Germany – winner of the 25m Centre Fire Pistol with 595 points and to the trio from France that was on top of the team classification in 300m Standard Rifle event with 1751 points.
Paal Hembre from Norway won the silver medal in 25m Centre Fire Pistol (585 points) and Leonid Ekimov from Russia – the bronze (584 points).
Germany was the best in the team classification with 1754 points, followed by Turkey (1739) and Russia (1734).
Valerian Sauveplane from France (586 points), his compatriot Josselin Henry and Peter Sidi from Hungary ascended the podium after the end of the 300m Standard Rifle individual competitions.
In the team classification France was followed by Norway (1744 points) and Austria (1731 points).
Alexei Klimov from Russia won the gold in 25m Standard Pistol Men after a shoot-off with Christian Reitz. Both scored 573 points during the competitions but the Russian was more precise in the shoot-off (49-48). Roman Bondaruk became owner of the bronze medal after a shoot-off with Peeter Olesk from Estonia and Piotr Daniluk from Poland.
Germany won the team classification with 1700 points followed by France (1691 points) and Russia (1684 points).
Peter Sidi won 300m Rifle 3 Positions Men. He scored 1175 points. Gernot Rampler from France with 1174 points and Pajmond Debevec from Slovenia finished respectively on the second and third places.
France won the team classification with 3501 points followed by Norway (3487 points) and Switzerland (3485 points).
Dario Di Martino from Italy was the most precise participant of the 25m Standard Pistol Men Juniors event with 565 points. Clement Greffier from France finished on the second place (558 points), his compatriot Jean Quiquampoix – on the third (560 points).
The trio from France was on top of the team classification with 1666 points followed by Russia (1658 points) and Ukraine (1635).
Shooters from 29 countries won medals of the 2015 European Championship. Athletes from 19 countries became European Champions. The most successful nations were Russia (44 medals including 18 gold), Germany (24 medals including 11 gold) and France (23 medals including 10 gold).
The complete Result Book of the 2015 European Championship 25/50/300m/RT/Shotgun can be found here.