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Elena Galiabovitch Claims Gold In ISSF World Cup In Korea

2018-04-30

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Changwon, KOR

Final 25m Pistol Women

Interview can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shu-rKdvUEg&feature=youtu.be

Less than two weeks after taking silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Elena Galiabovitch of Australia took gold in the women's 25m Pistol event in her first final participation in an ISSF World Cup.The 28-year-old Aussie took the first World Cup medal of her career in Changwon (KOR), prevailing over People’s Republic of China’s Lin Yuemei after two thrilling shoot-off series. Yao Yushi, also of the People’s Republic of China, took bronze.

The second competition day at the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Changwon (KOR) opened with an exciting final in the 25m Pistol Women event, as Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch took her first World Cup medal after a spectacular duel with People’s Republic of China’s Lin Yuemei.

In fact, after they both concluded the match with 34 hits, Galiabovitch and Lin had to go through a shoot-off to determine the gold and the silver medallist, both scoring 2 hits in their first additional round and winning the applauses of a packed finals hall. In the second, decisive tie-breaker, then, the Australian 28-year-old prevailed with 3 hits against 2, pocketing the gold medal and adding it the the silver she won on April 10th at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast (AUS).

The silver won by 24-year-old Lin is the third medal for the People’s Republic of China in this competition, as they already secured the gold-bronze combo in yesterday’s 10m Air Rifle Women event.

Original article by:  Marco Vettoretti