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People’s Republic of China’s Peng Xinyi claims the Gold in her first World Cup appearance (Gabala-AZE)


The 20-year-old shooter prevailed against her teammate and current number 5 of the World Ranking Shi Mengyao. Singapore’s Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei completed the podium, as she secured her second World Cup medal this season.

A Chinese double closed day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Stage 5 in Gabala (AZE), where 20-year-old Peng Xinyi secured the Gold medal in her first senior competition ever.

To reach the top of the podium, Peng had to battle with her talented teammate Shi Mengyao (19), Gold medalist at this year’s World Cup stage in New Delhi (IND), World Ranking number 5 in this event and also holder of the current World Record.

On her 24th and final shot, Shi fired a 10.4 that matched Peng’s final score of 248.1, after she stayed on top of the table for the whole match.

In the ensuing tie-breaking shoot-off Peng shot first, nailing a 9.9 that Shi couldn’t be able to best and sealing two more medals for the Chinese National Team after the Silver pocketed by Yao Yuncong in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

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Source: ISSF website

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