21-year old Veronika Major of Hungary claimed today’s 25m Pistol Women victory the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. She did it with a record score of 40 hits out of 50 possible targets. Along with the medal, she pocketed also an Olympic quota place for Tokyo 2020.
China’s Zhang Jingjing won the second quota awarded today, as she finished in second place with 33 hits.
To grab the Olympic pass, the Chinese shooter had to go through three shoot-off series against Iran’s Haniyeh Rostasmiyan, who eventually placed in third with 30 hits.
The 25m Pistol Women Final concluded day-2 of competitions at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. Action will resume tomorrow, with the men’s 10m Air Rifle Final. The live broadcast fo the match will start at 2.00 PM, New Delhi’s time (GMT+5.30).
1. MAJOR Veronika
2. ZHANG Jingjing
3. ROSTAMIYAN Haniyeh
PHOTOS – Final 25m Pistol Women
NEW DELHI – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Silver medalist Jingjing ZHANG of the Peoples Republic of China, Gold medalist Veronika MAJOR of Hungary and Bronze medalist Haniyeh ROSTAMIYAN of the Islamic Republic of Iran pose with their medals after the 25m Pistol Women Final at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol on February 24, 2019 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)