World number one Snejana Pejcic continued to dominate women’s 50 metres rifle three positions competitions during the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup season by triumphing at the Baku Olympic Shooting Range today.
Pejcic, who was crowned ISSF Female Shooter of the Year last year, had triumphed at Rio de Janeiro and Bangkok earlier this year and the Croatian maintained her fine record in Azerbaijan’s capital city.
The 33-year-old ended the keeling and prone series in second place in the standings on 309.4 points, with China’s Chen Dongqi leading the way on 310.8.
Pejcic quickly took control of the competition in the standings series and eventually stormed to victory by achieving a score of 459.7.
Austria’s Franziska Peer and China’s Zhao Huixin completed the podium positions by ending on 454.4 and 444.4 respectively.
Despite leading after the first two series, Chen dropped out of contention for the victory and eventually ended fourth on 434.6.
“When I think about it I go, wow,” said Pejcic, reflecting on her winning run.
“I think this is my best season ever.
“Last year it has been amazing, but this 2016 is even better.
“With 39 days to go to the Olympics, I am trying not to freak out and I am taking a rest after this match.”
The United States’ Amber English triumphed in the women’s skeet competition, by earning a 14-12 victory over Italy’s Chiara Cainero in the gold medal contest.
Italy’s Simona Scocchetti defeated France’s Lucie Anastassiou in a shoot-off to win bronze.