1300 athletes participated in the 3rd leg of the ISSF Shooting Wolrd Cup Series in Munich

The 2014 ISSF World Cup in Rifle,Pistol and Shotgun events in Munich was closed today by the Skeet MenFinal, won by Jan Sychra of the Czech Republic. The ISSF World CupSeries moves now on to Maribor, Slovenia, where the next world cupstage will start in four days.

Jan Sychra of the Czech Republic won today's Skeet Men event at the ISSF World Cup in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun evets in Munich, Germany. The 45-year-old beat China's Jin Di in the gold medal match by 14-13. Bronze went to Austria's Sebastian Kuntschick and Dustin Perry of the USA took fourth place – equaling the World Record in the qualification round.

That closed the third leg of this year's ISSF World Cup Series, held at the 1972 Olympic shooting range of Munich, where 1300 athletes coming from 96 countries competed from the 6 through the 12 of June in the 15 Olympic Shooting events.

The People's Republic of China finished atop the overall medal standings with 3 gold medals (Guo Wenjun at the 10m Air Pistol Women, Zhao Shengbo at the 50m Rifle Prone Men and Yang Haoran at the 10m Air Rifle Men finals) and a total tally of 10 medals out of 15 events.

The USA, the Russian Federation and Spain were all tied in second place with 2 Golds. Six more national teams finished on the podium winning one gold medal (Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, Mongolia, Singapore and Slovakia).

New records in Munich

Three new world records were set during this ISSF World Cup in Munich, by Britain's Tom Kneale (Double Trap, 148 hits), Ukraine's Natallia Kalnish (50m Rifle 3 Positions Women, 592 points) and Russia's Nazar Louginets (50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 1186 points). Louginets also scored a new Final World Record of 462.5 points, winning the Gold. The 18-year old Chinese shooter Yang Haoran set a New Final World Record Junior (206.3 / 207.7).

Aleksandra Jarmolinksa of Poland, Kimberly Rhode of the USA and Albina Shakirova of the Russian Federation all equaled the World Record (74 hits) at the Skeet Women event. So did USA's Dustin Perry (124 hits) at Men's Skeet, today.

Next step: Maribor, Slovenia

The ISSF World Cup Series moves now on to the next Rifle and Pistol stage, hled in Maribor, Slovenia, from June 15 to June 20.

For more information:

International Shooting Sport Federation

Phone: +49 (0)89-544-355-0

E-Mail: munich@issf-sports.org

www.issf-sports.org

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