ISSF World Tour Target Sprint - German Open · Suhl, GER
Competing under a light, constant rain, Germany’s Jana Landwehr and Madlen Guggenmos ruled the women’s and junior women’s finals at the German Open, the first stage of the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint, which took place in Suhl (GER).
In the junior event, Guggenmos concluded her race in 5:16.5 minutes, completing the three 400-metre laps ahead of her teammate Edith Buschsieweke — who secured the silver medal and placed 11.2 seconds behind the winner — and Great Britain’s Emily May Shawyer, who finished in 3rd position with a 18.6-second gap.
“I feel very happy, now I’ll train even harder to prepare for the upcoming World Championship in South Korea,” said Guggenmos, who also won gold at last year’s ISSF Target Sprint World Championship in Suhl.
The women’s final, instead, concluded with an even more thrilling final, as Landwehr — who placed 2nd at the 2017 ISSF Target Sprint World Championship — crossed the finish line only 1.6 seconds ahead of silver medal winner Kerstin Schmidt, also representing Germany.
“After finishingin 2nd place last year I put all my efforts and my focus on Target Sprint, and it finally paid off,” said Landwehr, who signed off with the time of 5:03.3.
The podium was completed by another German athlete, the reigning world champion Anita Flack, who pocketed the bronze medal and finished 4.9 seconds behind the gold medalist.
The German Open of the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint will conclude tomorrow with the mixed relay. The final is scheduled at 1:55 pm (UTC+2:00).
For a complete sum-up of the Target Sprint rules click here.