Double Trap brings new records and new champions
The Double Trap Men Junior Qualification is over. The history of the shooting sport is being written again. The three best athletes of the Qualification had the same result of 141 points, which is a new Junior’s World and European Record.
The following athletes went through to the Semifinals: Andrea Vescovi from Italy (141 points), Nathan Lee Xuereb from Malta (141 points), Anton Slepushkin from Russia (141 points), Roman Zagumennov from Russia (135 points), Kirill Fokeev from Russia (134 points) and Filip Praj From Slovakia (132 points).
The Russian Slepuskin and the Italian Vescovi could not get through the Semifinal to the medal matches. Nathan Lee Xuereb and Kiril Fokeev made it to the Golden Match. In the Bronze Match Roman Zagumennov met with Filip Praj.
Nathan Lee Xuereb from Malta became the winner of the gold medal after a shoot-off with the result of 27 points. He won the shoot-off 8-7 against the Russian Fokeev. Zagumennov beat Praj in the Bronze Match with the score 30-26.
The Russian Federation won the team gold with the result of 410 points. The team was comprised of Anton Slepuskin (141 points), Roman Zagumennov (135 points) and Kirill Fokeev (134 points). Italy ranked second with the result of 389 points and Germany ranked third with the result of 360 points.
In the the Double Trap Men Qualification the German Adress Loew equalled the European record (144 points). The Italian Marco Innocenti (143 points), the Russian Vasily Mosin (142 points), Emanuele Bernasconi from Italy (141 points), Artem Nakrasov from Russia and Davide Gasparini from Italy (140 points) are another five athletes who reached the Semifinals.
The Russian Vasily Mosin and the Italian Marco Innocenti had the best result in the Semifinals. Both received 29 points and went through to the Gold Match. The Italians Gasparini and Bernasconi went through to the Bronze Match with same result of 28 points.
The Russian Mosin beat the Italian Innocenti in the Gold Match with the score 29-28. In the Bronze Match a shoot-off was needed, both athletes receiving 28 points. Gasparini finally won the shoot-off 2-1 and received the bronze.
The team competition was a piece of cake for the three athletes. All of them were among the four best athletes in the Qualification. Their result of 424 points (Innocenti – 143 points, Bernasconi – 141 points, Gasparini – 140 points) is a new World and European Record. The Russian Federation became the winner of the silver medal with the result of 419 points, and Germany became the bronze medallist with the result of 414 points.
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