TWO EUROPEANS ON THE PODIUM OF THE 10M AIR PISTOL MIXED TEAMS
Lidia Nencheva from Bulgaria and Agate Rasmane from Latvia ascended the podium after the end of the first ever 10m Air Pistol Mixed international team event at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games that are taking place in Nanjing, China.
Each team was composed of two athletes, one man and one woman, of two different countries. Teams were formed basing on the final rankings of the individual events in 10m Air Pistol Men and 10m Air Pistol Women conducted in the previous days. The 1st place 10m Air Pistol Men athlete paired with the 20th place 10m Air Pistol Women athlete to form one team. The 2nd place 10m Air Pistol Men athlete paired with the 19th place 10m Air Pistol Women athlete to form the next team, etc. The pairings continued until the 20th place 10m Air Pistol Men athlete paired with the 1st place 10m Air Pistol Women athlete so that 20 total Mixed 10m Air Pistol International teams were formed.
Lidia Nencheva together with Vladimir Svechnikov from Uzbekistan became winners of the competitions. In the Gold Medal Match they beat Xiu Yi Ten from Singapore and Ahmed Mohamed from Egypt with a score 10:5.
Agate Rasmane won the bronze medal in a pair with Wilmar Madrid from Guatemala. They beat 10:8 Ting-Yu Chung from Taipei and Zaven Igityan from Armenia.
Photo by ISSF/DallaDea
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