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Caitlin Connor finishes fourth in skeet at World Cup Final

Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, La.) had the highest finish for the U.S. after shooting in difficult weather conditions at the 2009 ISSF World Cup Final in Beijing today when she took fourth place in the Women’s Skeet event.

Caitlin Connor. Photo courtesy USA Shooting.

Caitlin Connor. Photo courtesy USA Shooting.

Shooting in intense snowfall, Connor, the 2009 World Cup Minsk silver medalist, entered the final tied for third place at 69 out of 75 targets with two other shooters. In the final, Connor hit 20 out of 25 targets and ended the match tied for third place at 89 targets with Russian shooter Svetlana Demina. In the shoot-off for the bronze, Demina hit her target to secure the bronze, while Connor missed and finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Christine Wenzel of Germany, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and reigning World Champion, won today’s match after a shoot-off with Italy’s Katiuscia Spada. Wenzel finished the match with 90+2 hits after shooting 21 targets in the final, which was the highest final score of the day. Spada placed second winning the silver with 90+0 hits.

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Kim Rhode.

Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.), a four-time Olympic medalist and 2009 World Cup Munich bronze and World Cup San Marino silver medalist, finished the day in eighth place with a match score of 66 targets.

Competition will conclude on Monday with the Men’s Skeet and Trap Finals. Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.), the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2009 World Champion, is currently holding third place in Men’s Skeet after today’s qualification with 73 out of 75 targets. Ryan Hadden (Pendleton, Ore), a double gold medalist on the 2009 World Cup circuit, is sitting in fifth place in Men’s Trap with 67 out of 75 targets.

For complete World Cup Final results, please visit ISSF’s website at www.issf-sports.org.

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