USA Sweeps Medals in Women’s Skeet

USA Sweeps Medals in Women’s Skeet at First Day of 2008 ISSF World Cup USA

 

KERRVILLE, Texas (May 4, 2008)  Competition at the 2008 ISSF World Cup USA for Shotgun began today with the United States sweeping the medals in the Women’s Skeet event.  Haley Dunn claimed the gold, while Kim Rhode took home the silver and Connie Smotek captured the bronze.

 

Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa), who is coming off a bronze medal win at the Good Luck Beijing 2008 ISSF World Cup Beijing claimed the gold medal finishing with a total score of 97 targets. Three-time Olympic medalist (1996 and 2004 gold medalist, 2000 bronze medalist) and 2008 U.S. Olympic Team member Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) finished right behind Dunn with 96 targets to claim the silver medal.  Two-time Olympian Smotek (Bryan, Texas) and Italy’s Katiuscia Spada were tied at 92 targets at the conclusion of the final, with Smotek earning the bronze after an exciting shoot-off, hitting seven additional targets to Spada’s six.

 

After the first day of the Men’s Skeet event, Germany’s Tino Wenzel is leading the way with 50 targets.  Ariel Mauricio Flores (Mexico), Mark Weeks (Phenix City, Ala.), Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.), Jason Caswell (Canada) and Tore Brovold from Norway are all tied for second place with 49 targets.

 

Approximately 180 shotgun shooters from 37 different nations are participating in the 2008 ISSF World Cup USA at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center in Kerrville, Texas.  Twenty-three athletes from the U.S. are competing for a World Cup title, as well as 35 additional U.S. athletes participating out of competition.   Competition continues tomorrow with the Men’s Skeet Final and the World Cup USA will conclude on May 10.

 

For complete results, please visit the following link on ISSF TV’s website: http://www.issf.tv/issftv_table.aspx?mod=csdt&pane=10&inst=1&iist=829&collapse=results

 

World Cup USA Competition Schedule:

 

Monday, May 5

Skeet Men Match  Day 2

Final Skeet Men

 

Tuesday, May 6

Double Trap Official Training

 

Wednesday, May 7

Double Trap Men Match

Final Double Trap Men

 

Thursday, May 8

Trap Official Training

 

Friday, May 9

Trap Women Match

Trap Men  Day 1

Final Trap Women

 

Saturday, May 10

Trap Men Match  Day 2

Final Trap Men

Closing Ceremony

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