World Cup Munich: Men's 50m Rifle Three Position and Women's 10m Air Pistol

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2011)

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Munich concluded with competition in Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position and Women’s 10m Air Pistol. In the first event, China’s Xing Lan shot a solid 1177 qualification points to be seeded in the middle of the final. With the highest final of 100.8 points, Lan soared to first place to claim the gold medal with a total of 1277.8 points. Bulgaria’s Anton Rizov shot the highest match score of 1181 points, but relinquished his lead in the final with 95.6 points for a total of 1276.6 points and the silver medal. The bronze medalist was Norway’s Ole Kristian Bryhn with 1178 qualification points and 96.3 points in the final for a total of 1274.3 points. The USA Shooting Team’s Sergeant First Class Jason Parker (Columbus, Ga.) narrowly missed the final as he shot 1174 points to finish in tenth place. Teammate Joseph Hein (Mason, Mich., pictured) shot 1172 points to finish in twelfth place. Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) finished in fortieth place with 1164 points.

In Women’s 10m Air Pistol, Stephanie Tirode of France shot 388 qualification points to tie Zorana Arunovic of Serbia. Tirode took the lead and gold medal with a high-scoring final of 100.3 points. She finished with 488.3 overall points. Arunovic fired 99.5 points in the final to finish with a total of 487.5 points and the silver medal. The bronze medalist was Lalita Yauhleuskaya of Australia with 386 qualification points and 98.2 points in the final for a total of 484.2 points. American Teresa Meyer (Dearborn, Mich.) finished in thirty-second place with 380 point. Petty Officer First Class Sandra Uptagrafft finished with 371 qualification points.

The USA Shooting Team departs Munich with one medal and two appearances in the finals. Emil Milev (Temple Terrace, Fla.) won the bronze medal in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol. Milev also scored a 2012 Olympic quota for the USA. Teammate Jamie Beyerle (Lebanon, Pa.) just missed the podium in Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position with a fourth place finish. The People’s Republic of China was the most medal-winning federation with six total medals. Munich was the final leg of ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup competition for 2011. The ISSF World Cup Finals (invite only) will be held from September 18 to 24 in Wroclaw, Poland. For complete scores and rankings, please visit the ISSF Website.

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