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New competition system in Women and Men Pistol/ Rifle events: A Special Olympic Events Final Day

Juniors events have been finished yesterday and today started Men and Women events in 10m Air Pistol and Rifle.

The Men and Women had today Qualifications and Mixed Team Men/Women Qualification will be competed on Friday. Best athletes will receive the place for Saturdays Olympic Events Finals. So Saturday will be a special day. This system is in action first time. Before the Individual events were competed on same day.

The Quarterfinals of Air Pistol and Rifle Men and Women will be competed also on Friday. Semifinals and Medal Matches are on the last competition day Sunday.

Familiar names to the finals in Air Pistol Men

The best of the Qualification was Ukrainian Pavlo Korostylov. He was excellent shooter also when he was junior and now he has taken with certain steps the top level place in Men events. His result was 582. Second was Russian Artem Chernousov (581). Pablo Carrera was third and was one point behind Chernousov. Ukraine and (Add: Russian Federation ) Russian Federation received also another athletes to the finals when Oleh Omelchuk(UKR) and Vadim Mukhametyanov from Russian Federation did same result as Carrera (580). The three last qualifyed athletes were Giuseppe Giordano (578) from Italy, Damir Mikec (578) from Serbia and Yusuf Dikec (578) from Turkey.

The result list of the 10m Air Pistol Men Team Qualification was following: Ukraine (1736), Russian Federation (1733), Italy (1726), Sebia (1723), Slovakia (1721), Germany (1719), Hungary (1716), Latvia (1710), Croatia (1698), Slovenia (1693), Great Britain (1685), Montenegro(1672), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1664). The Quarterfinals will be on tommorow.

Risto Aarrekivi

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