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Chichkov Claims Second Title at National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships; Andrianova Wins Sport Pistol Title

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (April 13, 2014)

It’s been a great week for Alex Chichkov.

The 19-year-old from Temple Terrace, Fla. swept the Men’s Pistol events when he picked up his second gold medal of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC) at the Olympic Shooting Center by winning the overall Men’s Sport Pistol title. Chichkov also won the Men’s Air Pistol title on Friday.

Champions at this year’s NJOSC are determined through a modified selection format similar to that of USA Shooting’s National Championships: Points are awarded for standings in each day of competition with additional points awarded for performance in the Final.

Chichkov had the highest score in Qualification (569) and earned additional points for his second-place finish in the Final to place first overall. Brian Kim (Los Angeles Calif.) , who won the Final, was unable to make up the deficit from the Qualification round (565) with the additional points he earned in the Final and thus finished in second place. Glenn Zimmerman (Waterville, Ohio) , who finished third in the Final, then finished third overall, ended up tying Daniel Cheon (Ceritos, Calif.) who he faced in the third-place match in the Final. and Third-place overall was decided in a shootoff which Zimmerman won.

A new member to the National Junior Team was welcomed when Irina Andrianova (Schaumburg, Ill.) won the overall Women’s Sport Pistol title.

Though Andrianova finished in second place in the Final, the 23-point lead she built over the second-place finisher Cindy Chung (Diamond Bar, Calif.) in Qualification made her virtually untouchable. Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas) won the Final, but finished in third place overall.

The top-two overall finishers also earned appointments to the National Junior Team with Andrianova earning her first appointment. She joins Chung, Kim and Chichkov, who are already members of the team.

The Sport Pistol competition wrapped the first week of the 17-day Championships that kicked off Wednesday and will feature nearly 600 young athletes (age 21 and younger) who qualified at their state competitions for the opportunity to compete in the NJOSC.

Women’s Rifle competition begins Wednesday and Men’s Rifle competition begins the following week.

For the first time in the history of the National Junior Olympics, all competitors will shoot on electronic targets. USA Shooting underwent a massive range upgrade to improve lighting and enhance the spectator experience by incorporating more than 70 new electronic targets and all competition can be viewed live via our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIWou5VshRKR6Q8-tMN8tynqsDg95y1z1.

View complete results from the Sport Pistol competition here: http://www.usashooting.org/library/ALL_PISTOL_RESULTS.xlsx.

View and download photos from this competition for free here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usashooting/sets/72157643910696464/.

To view the complete schedule and start lists, visit http://www.usashooting.org/7-events/njosc.


Men’s Sport Pistol

Overall
Champion: Alexander Chichkov (Temple Terrace, Fla.)
2nd Place: Brian Kim (Los Angeles, Calif.)
3rd Place: Glenn Zimmerman (Waterville, Ohio)

J2
Champion: Daniel Cheon (Ceritos, Calif.)
2nd Place: Tony Chung (Diamond Bar, Calif.)
3rd Place: Justin Ahn (Diamond Bar, Calif.)

Women’s Sport Pistol

Overall
Champion: Iriana Andrianova (Schaumburg, Ill.)
2nd Place: Cindy Chung (Diamond Bar, Calif.)
3rd Place: Taylor Gallegos (Prosper, Texas)

J2
Champion: Kellie Foster (Rockdale, Texas)
2nd Place: Jessie Jenkins (Loranger, La.)
3rd: Caitlin Klejeski (Bemidji, Minn.)

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