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Asian Clay Target Shooting Championship: Bajwa and Khan reach the podium as well as the quota placement for Tokyo 2020!

12-11-2019 | Winshoot s.r.l.

The 14th Asian Clay target Shooting Championship ends in the best way for Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan, the indian shooters adopting our chokes. On he field in Doha (Qatar) the two fellow-countrymen conquered respectively the first and the second place, moreover automatically gaining access to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

A memorable achievement for India which, for the very first time, gets doubly crowned Asian Skeet Champion.
Both of them qualified with a score of 120 out of 125, as the two athletes got into the final shoot-off after a 56 out of 60. “Although we were excited and aware of having turned the Olympic dream into reality - said Mairaj speaking for both – we made our mind up to do our best so as to slog it out for the gold medal”. The 44-year-old, who had already told us during an interview that he had put his signs on such goal, gave in by the score of 5 to 6 missing the top step of the podium to the advantage of the young Angad, a 23-year-old skeet world record holder.
The bronze medal and the third quota placement for grabs were achieved by Saud Mukhamediyev Habib, a Kuwait shooter ranking third with 45 out of 50.

The spotlights have been turned off by now, yet India boasts a remarrkable outstanding as a result of this competition: the olympic quota placement attained amount to six, besides the nine ones reached on previous occasions. A total number beyond the twelve ones obtained when qualifying to Rio 2016.
The best outcome for a Country which is committing its utmost effort to this sport and that, thanks to the achievements of Angad and Mairaj, shows-off the experience acquired as well as the potential of its young pipeliners.
Congratulations to the champions: we are glad you enjoed the family of the shooters employing Gemini chokes. Now let’s head to Tokyo 2020!


2019 Italian Skeet Shooting Championship: Simeone becomes National Champion in the Eccellenza class!

22-09-2019 | Winshoot s.r.l.

The summer season ended with the finals of the Italian Trap and Skeet Championships at Trap Concaverde in Lonato del Garda. The Brescia based shooting range platform has seen several shooters using our chokes, either achieve a place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics or wear a new medal around their neck in recent months: among them, Domenico Simeone, who was the last one only in order of qualification awarding, and managed to become Skeet National Champion in the Eccellenza class (ed. the highest one of the Italian Shooting Federation)!

About three hundred athletes who gathered so as to win the coveted titles of the two disciplines which, for the very first time, were conferred simultaneously on the same field. As for skeet, Simeone was the protagonist of a very high level final. With dorsal number three, the Italian Police Sports Body athlete hailing from Baia e Latina (province of Caserta - CE) measured swords against Luigi Lodde the service man, who recently became World Champion in Lathi so as to reach the top step of the podium. Yet the title of the rival did not overwave Simeone who, with an almost perfect 58 out of 60, succeeded in defeating his opponent, native of Orzieri, by two targets of advantage over the latter, thus attaining the tricouloured achievement.

A further medal besides the golden ones gained at the 2013 World Junior Championships, the 2013 European Junior Championships as well as the 2015/2016 National Championships. An “amazing” and steadily improving path performed by Domenico, who is moreover going to represent Italy in the mixed team at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We congratulate the newly awarded tricoulour champion and break a leg as for your athletic training!


2019 European Clay-Pigeon Championship : Jakub Tomeček wins the European Champion title

16-09-2019 | Winshoot s.r.l.

On the platforms at the Trap Concaverde shooting range in Lonato del Garda Jakub Tomecek was crowned as the “2019 European Champion” in Men’s Skeet. The Czech athlete employing Gemini chokes, emerged victorious in the struggle which inflamed the spectators at the facility in Brescia on a windy September Saturday.

A long and balanced final saw the six best athletes fight, as these latter, one clay after another, left all the shooting enthusiasts onlooking such an important moment with bated breath. Tomeček, standing on the platform with dorsal number 2, had a tough time while enduing the climb to the gold medal. Along his path he bumped into the skilled out Tammaro Cassandro, newly awarded with the World Vice-Champion Title and ready to confirm his position at the apex of skeet shooting. The two, after a 56 out of 60 traditional clay targets series, faced-off in a breathtaking shoot-off. As a result of such a fight to the bitter end the Czech athlete came out on top, defeating his Italian competitor by one point ahead (12-11).

Also Nikolaos Mavrommatis exulted in the victory (45 out of 50), as by ranking third, he reached the pass to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Eric Delaunay (34 out of 40), a French shooter using our chokes, got to the bottom step of the podium. Lastly, it is important to underline the spotless qualification of Emmanuel Petit (FRA): with a 125 out of 125 score he managed to equal the World and European record.

It was a hectic afternoon for our Jakub peaked with a huge satisfaction: a gold medal around his neck and the European highest title. Champ, relish this moment: we are glad that you have become part of the family of shooters relying on us!