Final Trap Men
ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND
A tremendous shooting performance capped off the 2017 ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND), as Trap Men shooter Alberto Fernandez of Spain set a new World Record on his way to the ISSF crystal globe.
The Spanish 34-year-old hit 48 of his 50 targets, dominating his rivals with great self-confidence and only missing clay number 32 and number 50. Once the match was over, Fernandez was immediately greeted by his girlfriend Beatriz Martinez, also a Trap shooter, who previously won the ISSF World Cup Final title in the Trap Mixed Team event.
“To win this trophy and to set a new World Record in the same match is a fantastic feeling,” Fernandez said. “I want to dedicate this victory to my mother who was watching me from home. The pointed finger at the end of the final was for her, she told me I was going to win… I love her very much.”
With only ten targets left to hit, Fernandez defended himself from the potential comeback of Italy’s 31-year-old Daniele Resca, who also shot greatly and pocketed the Silver medal with 46 hits, missing the chance to add another title to the World Championship Gold he won in Moscow (RUS) last month.
The Bronze medal was awarded to Croatia’s Giovanni Cernogoraz, winner of the ISSF World Cup Final in Nicosia (CYP) in 2015 and in Rome (ITA) in 2016. The Croatian 34-year-old, Olympic Gold medalist at London 2012, pocketed the Bronze with 37 crushed targets out of 40.
33-year-old Antonio Bailon of Spain, holder of the previous World Record, concluded his match at the foot of the podium, placing in 4th position with 31 hits out of 35 clays.
Bailon was followed by the second Italian finalist, 47-year-old and four-time Olympic medalist Giovanni Pellielo, who took 5th place with 26 target hits out of 30, and by British 30-year-old Aaron Heading, who was the first shooter the leave the match and placed 6th with 22 hits out of 25 targets.
The ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND) took place at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range from October 23rd to October 30th. 160 athletes participated, representing 45 countries and piling up 195 starts.
The final will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel, on its official Facebook pageand on the Olympic Channel.