Gabala, August 13, AZERTAC
Chen Dongqi and Yi Siling won gold and silver at today's 50m Rifle 3 Positions women event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, rocketing the People's Republic of China atop of the intermediate medal standings.
Day-6 of the ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, was opened by another success of the Chinese team, as it placed two athletes upon the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions final.
Chen Dongqi (26), a two-time world cup bronze medallist, secured the gold medal at the end of a great final. The Chinese athlete finished the kneeling series in the lead with 152.9 points, and continued shooting solidly through the prone series, keeping the lead with 308.4 points. Holding on the first place through the standing series, she won the match with 456.2 points, and 0.8 points of advantage on her teammate Yi Siling (26).
The People's Republic of China is now atop of the intermediate medal standings, when 10 out of 15 events has been conducted, with 5 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze, followed by USA with 2 golds and 2 silvers.
24-year old Anna Zhukova of the Russian Federation followed the two Chinese shooters, claiming bronze with 444.8 points. She had already finished in the spotlights three days ago, at the women's 10m Air Rifle final, as she placed in fourth winning an Olympic quota spot for her country.
The two Rio 2016 Olympic quotas up for grabs at today's final went to Poland's Sylwia Bogacka (33) and to Switzerland's Jasmin Mischler (23).