The Sports Examiner

SHOOTING: U.S. wins five medals to lead all nations at Shotgun World Cup in Changwon

World Cup Mixed Trap silver medalists Derek Haldeman and Ashley Carroll (USA) (Photo: ISSF)

After winning both the men’s and women’s Skeet events during the first week of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Changwon (KOR), the U.S. continued its success in the Trap program with two more medals in the three events.

The American duo of Ashley Carroll and Derek Haldeman had an excellent chance to win the Mixed Trap event on the final day, but lost in a shoot-out. Both Carroll and Haldeman and Italy’s Silvana Stanco and Daniele Resca his 42/50 in the final; both teams hit their first five shoots in sudden death, but Carroll missed the sixth U.S. shot and the Americans had to settle for bronze.

Carroll also won a bronze medal in the women’s Trap event, behind China’s Weiyun Deng and Xaojing Wang. It was the third straight year that Carroll, 24, has won a World Cup medal and her third career podium.

All told, the U.S. won five medals in Changwon (2-2-1), two ahead of Italy (1-1-1) and three ahead of China (1-1-0). Summaries:

ISSF Shotgun World Cup
Changwon (KOR) ~ 7-18 May 2019
(Full results here)

Men/Skeet: 1. Vincent Hancock (USA), 57; 2. Christian Elliott (USA), 53; 3. Mansour Al Rashedi (KUW), 45; 4. Hyun Suk Kang (KOR), 32; 5. Lari Pesonen (FIN), 26.

Men/Trap: 1. Andreas Makri (CYP), 45; 2. Matthew Jon Coward-Holley (GBR), 45 (Makri won shoot-off: 6-5); 3. James Willett (AUS), 37; 4. Yavuz Ilnam (TUR); 5. Tolga Tuncer (TUR), 21.

Women/Skeet: 1. Kim Rhode (USA), 57; 2. Diana Bacosi (ITA), 54; 3. Chiara Cainero (ITA), 44; 4. Danka Bartekova (SVK), 33; 5. Assem Orynbay (KAZ), 24.

Women/Trap: 1. Weiyun Deng (CHN), 46; 2. Xaojing Wang (CHN), 46; 3. Ashley Carroll (USA), 36; 4. Silvana Stanco (ITA), 30; 5. Carole Cormenier (FRA), 24.

Mixed/Trap/ Final: 1. Silvana Stanco/Daniele Resca (ITA), 42; 2. Ashley Carroll/Derek Haldeman (USA), 42 (Italy won shoot-off, 5-4). Third: 3. Yi-Chun Lin/Kun-Pi Yang (TPE), 46; 4. Dae-Myong Ahn/So-Yeon Eom (KOR), 42.

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