The ELEY team has enjoyed even more success at the third ISSF World Cup of the 2019 season in Munich.
The German city provided the backdrop for what’s been an exhilarating World Cup for shooters from all over the world. 902 athletes from 96 nations travelled to Munich to take part in the competition hoping to secure a ticket to Tokyo.
50m 3P rifle men’s
It was the men’s 50m 3P that kicked off ELEY’s triumph with seven out of eight finalists putting their trust in ELEY tenex. And it paid off. Both Korean shooter Kim Jonhyung and Serbia’s Milutin Stevanovic seized the quota places for their home country.
10m air pistol men’s
Next up, the men’s 10m Air Pistol. ELEY athlete and current World number one, Artem Chernousov took to the firing line after qualifying with a score of 589. And it’s no surprise he is where he is. Striking the target with ELEY tenex air, his first shot scored a huge 10.8. He then sent the second sent straight through the same hole, another 10.8.
A closely fought battle between the Russian shooter and India’s Chaudry Saurabh put Artem in second place to take home silver – his third ISSF World Cup medal.
25m pistol women’s
The final event of the day was the women’s 25m Pistol. The pressure was on, with another two quota places for the taking. Fighting to remain in the top three, team ELEY’s Antoaneta Boneva was up against German shooter Doreen Vennekamp.
Using ELEY tenex pistol, Boneva struck the targets she needed to stay in the running and secure the quota place for Bulgaria. Making it an all ELEY shoot off for the final three, Rahi Sarnobat, Olena Kostevych and Antoaneta Boneva were pitted against each other.
Boneva bagged bronze with 26 hits and it all came down to the final shot to decide between gold and silver. With just one point difference, Kostevych needed to hit the target to bring it to a level playing field. However, unstoppable Sarnobat also didn’t miss a beat. Hitting the target to keep her one point lead, Sarnobat finished in first position with a score of 37. A fantastic final.