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Iryna Malovichko leading Skeet Women, Eva-Tamara Reichert Skeet Women Junior

Iryna Malovichko (UKR) is in the lead of Skeet Women after the first day. Eva-Tamara Reichert (GER) is in a top position of Skeet Women Junior. Malovichko hit 74 targets and Reichert 72.

The European Championship Shotgun competitions continued Thursday after a one day break at the “Trap Concaverde” Shooting Range in Lonato.

Today´s events were Skeet Women and Skeet Women Junior. They both shot 75/125 targets in good weather conditions. The temperature was +27 Celsius, it was sunny and hardly any wind.

The last 50 targets and the finals are in the program on Friday.

Nine women hit over 70 targets. Iryna Malovichko (UKR) is in the lead after the first day with an excellent result of 74. Danka Bartekova (SVK), Andri Eleftheriou (CYP), Diana Bacosi (ITA), Simona Scocchetti (ITA), Nur Banu Ozpak (TUR) and Barbora Sumova (CZE) are three targets behind (71). Lucia Kopcanova (SVK) and Chiara Cainero (ITA) hit 70 targets.

There were very good results in Skeet Women Junior too. Eva-Tamara Reichert (GER) is in the lead with the result of 72. Russian Elizaveta Evgrafova is in the second place (71). Anastasia Eleftheriou (CYP) and Emmanouela Katzouraki (GRE) did well too. They are in the third and the fourth place, finishing the first day with the result of 70.

The qualification’s six best in both events move on to the ECH finals.

In Lonato athletes compete for the medals and for 8 Tokyo 2020 Quota Places - 2 in each of the individual Olympic events: Trap Men, Trap Women, Skeet Men and Skeet Women.

The Olympic Quota places have already obtained of the European shooters in Skeet Women: Andri Eleftheriou (CYP), Lucie Anastassiou (FRA), Nele Wissmer (GER), Diana Bacosi (ITA), Chiara Cainero (ITA), Aleksandra Jarmolinska (POL), Natalia Vinogradova (RUS) and Danka Bartekova (SVK).

Vinogradova (RUS) is the only one of them who is not competing in ECH Lonato.

Skeet Men and Skeet Men Junior start on Friday. The finals are on Saturday.

About 400 athletes, including Juniors, from 44 nations are expected to 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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