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World Cup Slovenia: Women's Skeet

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2011)

In one of the most exciting finals of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Slovenia, China’s Donglian Zhang captured the Women’s Skeet gold medal in a shoot-off with Panayiota Andreou of Cyprus. Zhang shot 72 out of 75 match targets and 22 targets in the final for 94 total targets. Andreou fired 70 qualification targets to tie eight other shooters for only two spots in the final. Shooting six miss-out targets, she advanced to the final and shot the highest final score of 24 targets to tie Zhang at 94 targets. In the second shoot-off of the day, Zhang beat Andreou four to three targets for the gold medal. Andreou finished with the silver medal. Germany’s Christine Wenzel shot 71 match targets and 22 targets in the final for a total of 93 targets and the uncontested bronze medal. Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova finished in fourth place with 70 match targets (and another six in the miss-out with Andreou) and 22 targets in the final for 92 total targets. Svetlana Demina of Russia shot 72 match targets and 20 targets in the final to finish with 92 total targets for fifth place. Veronique Giradet of France was the sixth place finisher with 72 match targets and 19 targets in the final for a total of 91 targets.

The USA Shooting Team’s Connie Smotek (College Station, Texas) was the highest placing American (pictured) with 68 targets for twenty-third place. Teammate Amber English (Colorado Springs, Colo.) shot 68 targets for twenty-seventh place. Alexander Chiang (Redwood City, Calif.) scored 66 targets to finish in the middle of the field. For complete scores and rankings, please visit the ISSF Website.

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