ISSF World Cup Slovenia: Richmond Finds Fourth

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2011)

At the 2011 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Slovenia, the USA’s Staff Sergeant Joshua Richmond (Hillsgrove, Pa.) climbed to fourth place overall in the Men’s Double Trap final. Richmond nailed 145 match targets and 47 out of 50 targets in the final for 192 total targets. Adding to his point total for U.S. Olympic point selection, Richmond is well on his way to attending the 2012 London Olympic Games. The gold medalist was Great Britain’s Peter Robert Russell Wilson with 146 match targets and the highest final of 49 targets for a 195 target victory. Wilson was followed by Binyuan Hu of China with 146 match targets and 48 targets in the final to tie Ronjan Sodhi of India. In the shoot-off, Hu topped Sodhi two targets to one target for the silver medal. Sodhi finished with the bronze medal. Italy’s Daniele Di Spigno finished in fifth place with 144 match targets (he beat Slovakia’s Filip Praj in a shoot-off for a position in the final). Spigno shot 47 targets in the final to finish with 191 total targets. Richard Bognar of Hungary shot 145 match targets and 46 targets in the final for sixth place and 191 total targets.

The USA Shooting Team’s Sergeant Jeffrey Holguin (Yorba Linda, Calif.) shot 143 match targets to finish in tenth place. Teammate Sergeant Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) finished in twentieth place with 140 targets. For complete scores and rankings, please visit the ISSF Website.

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

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