Clay target shooting, President Cup (Cyprus): it’s a medal deluge for Gemini!
27-10-2021 | Winshoot s.r.l.
The contest changes, however the outcome is always the same: victory! At the Larnaka Olympic Shooting Range in Cyprus, the best shooters in the trap and skeet world ranking vied for the Golden Target in what were once the World Cup Finals. Among the participating athletes, an important slice of dorsals was assigned to the shooters who rely on our chokes, an evidence that the best athletes at the international level choose Gemini. First things first let’s trace the course of the finals which took place between Saturday and Sunday.
As for the trap men competition, David Kostelecký and Jiří Lipták (the first hitting 31 targets, and the second 29) managed to seal a double success for Czech Republic, repeating the feat achieved at the Tokyo edition of the Games but with the opposite position compared to the previous standings. Ahead of these latter Matthew Coward-Holley (hitting 21 targets), already awarded with a bronze medal in the Five Circles Games final.
In the mixed team event David Kostelecký got anew to the top step of the podium, paired off with the US athlete Madelynn Ann Bernau. The duo formed by Antonin Desert, a French athlete who has been using our chokes for a long time, and Jana Spotakova placed third.
With respect to the skeet men competition the performance of Tammaro Cassandro, the Carabinieri Arms Officer hailing from Capua who won bronze deserves to be emphasized (hitting 22 targets).
Diana Bacosi and Danka Barteková stood on the shooting platforms of the female event. The Italian newly awarded with a gold medal at the Olympics, yet didn’t go into the final heat as a result of the manifold violations during a performance ended in few broken targets. On the other hand the Slovakian finished second and gained the silver medal (hitting 32 targets).
Both athletes competed in the mixed and stepped onto the podium. Our Diana paired off with the Kuwaiti Abdullah Alrashidi and craving for a redress in addition to a chanche to make up for the defeat suffered, attained the third position, finishing third in a tie with the French Éric Delaunay and Zoya Kravchenko.The silver went to the Czech Danka and hear teammate Jesper Hansen.
Our athletes say goodbye to Cyprus with numerous medals around their necks. We are happy that you belong to our big Family as well as to have made our mark on what from the very beginning proved to be a thrilling contest because of the qualitative level of the challenges… and at the same time a successful one for Gemini shooters!