James Willett from Australia wins the men's Double Trap World Cup title in Rome! USA's Jeffrey Holguin gets the Silver and Malta's William Chetcuti takes the Bronze medal. Steve Scott made the semi-finals just missing out on the final by one target.
“I had a big year, in 2016. I got to represent Australia at the Olympic Games. I managed to come 5th in Rio. I was a little bit disappointed on not winning a medal. I came here trying to finish the year on a high, The next aim is to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and hopefully to win a gold medal there.” James Willett
In the ladies Skeet USA’s Kimberly Rhode wins her second World Cup title in the women's Skeet event. In Rome over China's Wei Meng in the Gold medal match. Thailand's Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit claims the Bronze. Amber Hill missed out on a place in the finals by 1 target.
“It was an incredible experience,” said Rhode, who had already won an ISSF World Cup Final in 2011. “We had some fantastic competitors out there, a lot of experience on the line. I am just very happy to be able to compete against them, and do as well as I did. I am very thankful for the day.”
The 2016 ISSF season closes in Rome with the Shotgun World Cup Final
The Valle Aniene Shotgun Range will host the best shooters of the 2016 ISSF World Cup Series, the Rio 2016 medallists and the holders of the 2015 World Cup Final titles.
More than seven months after the 2016 season kicked-off, the ISSF World Cup Final in Shotgun events is about to seal it, awarding its five seasonal title in Rome (ITA).
The competition will take place from the 10th to the 16th of October. A total of 57 shooters will participate, representing 26 nations and piling up 57 starts in the five events. The first title will be awarded on Wednesday, October 12th.
Good luck to all the participants including out Laporte/CPC sponsored shooters, Ben Llewellin and Amber Hill.
Also qualified for the competition are the Rio 2016 Olympic Games medal winners and the holders of the 2015 ISSF World Cup Final titles. Among the participants, Italy’s four-time Trap Men Olympic medallist Giovanni Pellielo will shoot on his home turf, along with Skeet Olympic Champions Diana Bacosi and Gabriele Rossetti.
Women’s Trap Olympic Gold medallist Catherine Skinner of Australia will also aim at the seasonal title, also competing with his own teammate Emma Elizabeth Cox, Gold medallist at this year’s World Cup stage in San Marino.The schedule of the five semifinals:
Wednesday 12th Double Trap Men at 1:30 PM (UTC+2)Skeet Women at 3:00 PM
Thursday 13th Skeet Men at 2:00 PM
Friday 14th Trap Women at 3:00 PM
Saturday 15th Trap Men at 2:00 PM
To qualify for the ISSF World Cup Final, athletes had to earn points all along the 2016 ISSF World Cup Series, which took place in Nicosia (CYP), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), San Marino (SMR) and Baku (AZE).
Targets 4 All Events installed a wiclay card system, six months ago, on their 10 stand English Sporting and DTL layouts to manage and distrubute the clays targets for their customers.
Mark the owner of Targets 4 All Events commented "Its one of the best thing I have ever done! It's simple reliable and easy to use and is saving the Business £700 a month and has paid for it's self in only four months.
Targets 4 All Events is located within easy reach of Lincoln providing a wide variety of shooting and target based events to suit everyone, from individual and family activities to Corporate and Hen/Stag events.
Dragon Clay Sports at Ewenny had a very successful shoot over the weekend with an amazingly low quantity of no birds. Phil Ash commented that on one stand running a Laporte DTL trap and CPC clays shot 21,000 clays with only one no bird. He was absolutely delighted with the result.
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