Final 50m Pistol Men
ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND
An exciting duel characterized the men’s 50m Pistol final match at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi (IND), where Serbia’s Damir Mikec and Ukraine’s Oleh Omelchuk battled head-to-head to claim the ISSF crystal globe.
Separated from the rest of the contenders early in the final, the two experienced athletes swapped places more than once during the match, entering the last and decisive series with a 0.1-point gap in Omelchuk’s favor. There, Mikec fired a consistent 9.8-9.9 combination, which turned out to be enough to best the 9.4-8.8 nailed by Omelchuk.
Finishing with 229.3 points, Mikec won his first World Cup Final trophy in the 50m Pistol Men event, the second overall after the Air Pistol one claimed in Bologna (ITA) in 2016. Omelchuk, instead, scored 228.0 points and added a Silver to the Bronze he won 24 hours ago in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event.
The Bronze medal was awarded to India’s Amanpreet Singh, Silver medalist at this year’s World Cup stage in New Delhi. The Indian 29-year-old shooter placed 3rd with 202.2 points.
Singh was followed by 44-year-old Yusuf Dikec of Turkey and by the second Serbian finalist Dimitrije Grgic (33), who respectively finished in 4th place with 185.3 points and in 5th with 166.2.
The bottom positions was taken by Vahid Golkhandan (34) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who concluded in 6th position with 142.0 points, and by India’s second final participant Jitu Rai (30), who placed 7th with 123.2. At this year’s World Cup Stage in New Delhi, they both finished on the podium with Singh, as Rai won Gold and Golkhandan secured Silver.
The ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND) will continue tomorrow with two more finals: the50m Rifle 3 Positions Women, scheduled at 12:00 pm (UTC+5:30); and the Trap Women, scheduled at 3:30 pm.