Trap title for Turkey’s Oguzhan

Trap title for Turkey’s Oguzhan

Tuzun Oguzhan, of Turkey, was the winner yesterday of the ISSF World Cup Trap shoot which took place in Conception, Chile.

Oguzhan secured a quota place for the London Olympics after finishing first with a score of 145 (123+22) in a close competition that required a four-way shoot-off to determine the final standings.

Russian Pavel Gurkin was the runner-up after winning a decider for second place with Spain’s Jesus Serrano, Francesco Amici, of San Marino, and renowned Australian Michael Diamond.

All four had tied on a score of 143 at the end of the final.

Gurkin eventually won the silver medal after his ninth round in the shoot-off. Serrano was third, ahead of Amici and Diamond. Italy’s Mas-simo Fabrizzi was sixth with 142 clays.

There were four Maltese shooters among an entry list of 82 in Chile.

George Cassar managed a total of 111/125 (21, 22, 23, 23, 22) and finished 58th overall.

Nicky Carabott had scores of 23, 22, 22, 20, 23 – 110, Stephen Vella 21, 24, 23, 21, 20 – 109, and Jason John Aquilina 23, 18, 22, 18, 22 – 103.

Meanwhile, two target shooters from the Malta Shooting Sport Federation Air Weapons Club have just competed in the Euro Championships in Brescia, Italy.

In the 10-metre Air Rifle event, William Vella hit 563 points and in 10-metre Air Pistol, Eleonor Bezzina scored 561 points.

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