ISSF World Cup USA: Women's 10m Air Rifle

FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 20, 2011)

The excitement continued at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup USA with a duel for the gold medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle. China’s Yi Siling, the reigning World Champion, battled it out with Germany’s Sonja Pfeilschifter in a heated shoot-off. Siling overtook Pfeilschifter by just two-tenths of a point with a 10.3 point shot. Siling was also the gold medalist at the 2010 ISSF World Cup USA on the same range. Shooting 398 out of 200 qualification points, she entered the final in the middle of the pack and gained ground on her competitors with the highest final of 104 points. Pheilschifter, the 2010 World Cup Final Women’s 10m Air Rifle gold medalist, brought home the silver medal in Fort Benning with 399 qualification points and 502 points in the final. The bronze medalist was Petra Zublasing of Italy with 399 qualification points and 102.8 points in the final. Zublasing is a student and rifle shooter at West Virginia University in the United States.

The USA Shooting Team’s Sarah Scherer (Fort Worth, Texas) narrowly missed the finals with 396 qualification points. Scherer, who was the gold medalist (and quota winner) at the last ISSF World Cup in Changwon, finished in ninth place today. Teammate Meghann K. Morrill (Boerne, Texas) finished in twelfth place with 396 points and Amy Sowash (Richmond, Ky.) shot 394 qualification points.

For complete results and rankings, please visit the ISSF Website.

Categories: USA World Cup 2011