COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –– At the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Slovenia, Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Mich.) delivered an award winning performance in Women’s Trap.
Heiden shot 72 qualification targets to tie with four other athletes for three spots in the final. Shooting four targets, Heiden and Slovakia’s Zuzana Stefecekova and France’s Delphine Racinet advanced to the final.
Heiden attacked the field, hungry for the gold. With the highest final of 23 targets, she surpassed the competition to secure the highest spot on the podium with 95 targets.
The silver medalist was Stefcekova who also advanced to the podium with 21 targets in the final for a total of 93 targets. Yingzi Liu of China (74+18), Katrin Quooss (74+18) of Germany and Sonja Scheibl (73+19) of Germany tied at 92 targets after the final. In a brief shoot-off, Liu secured the bronze medal with four targets. Quooss finished in fourth with three targets and Scheibl missed her shoot-off target to finish in fifth. The sixth place finisher was Racinet with 72 targets and 18 targets in the final for a total of 90 targets. The USA Shooting Team’s Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) shot 72 match targets to qualify for the shoot-off, but finished in eighth place with two shoot-off targets. Teammate Caitlin Weinheimer (Kerrville, Texas) shot 56 match targets. To view complete results and rankings, please visit the ISSF Website.
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