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Russia wins four of five shooting events on day two

Russia wins four of five shooting events on day two

Alexey Alipov matched his own world record in winning the trap in a shootoff as Russians won four of the five events at the World Cup Final on Thursday.
Vladimir Gontcharov and Natalia Paderina won the men's and women's 10-meter air pistols, and Valeriy Shomin the skeet.
World and Olympic record-holder Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia prevented a Russian sweep of the day's gold medals in the 50-meter rifle three-positions.
After top-ranked Alipov and No. 2 David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic matched the world-record total of 147 _ with Kostelecky perfect in qualifying and Alipov perfect in the final round _ the Russian won the shootoff by hitting seven of eight discs, while Kostelecky missed two.
Their 147 total tied the mark set by Alipov at the 2005 European championships, and by Massimo Fabbrizi of Italy in April.
Gontcharov came from behind in the final round of the men's 10-meter air pistol to beat Franck Dumoulin with 682.7, bettering the Frenchman by .3.
Paderina rallied from five points off the lead in women's qualifying and shot 103.6 in the final to edge teammate Svetlana Smirnova. Hu Jun of China was leading until her last shot in the final, an 8.0, which dropped her to third. World record-holder Ren Jie of China was the only other shooter to score more than 100 in the final but could rise to only fourth.
Shomin led the skeet competition after qualifying and the final to finish with 145, one more than world record-holder Ennie Falco of Italy. Tore Brovold of Norway won a three-way shootoff for the bronze. All three medalists hit all 25 targets in the final round.
Debevec was only third after 3P qualifying but a 98.6 in the final took the 2000 Olympic champ to 1,270.6 and the gold.
Defending champion Sergei Kovalenko of Russia beat countryman Artem Khadjibekov in a shootoff for the silver medal, 10.2 to 9.4.
On Friday, the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol and women's 50-meter rifle three positions will be held.


Updated : 2021-08-04 02:47 GMT+08:00