Olena Kostevych emerged victorious from a tightly-contested women’s 10m air pistol final ©ISSF/YouTube

Ukraine’s Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist Olena Kostevych edged France’s Mathilde Lamolle in a shoot-off to win the women’s 10 metres air pistol title at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) President's Cup Rifle and Pistol in Wroclaw.

There were 12 years between the two players, but 24-year-old Lamolle pushed her more experienced opponent all the way in the Polish city.

With the score locked on 30 points each, 36-year-old Kostevych hit 10.6 to overcome Lamolle's 9.2.

The bronze medal went to Olympic bronze medallist Jiang Ranxin of China, who scored 18 points as Greece’s Anna Korakaki came fourth with eight points.

Germany’s Rio 2016 Olympic champion Christian Reitz triumphed in the men’s 10m air pistol final after seeing off a dual Indian challenge.

Reitz came out on top with 34 points as Indian duo Chaudhary Saurabh and Abhishek Verma had to settle for podium places with 24 and 21 points respectively.

France’s Océanne Muller and Slovakia’s Patrik Jány claimed the respective women’s and men’s 10m air rifle titles.

Teenager Muller, who finished fifth in the event at this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics, underlined her burgeoning talent with an impressive victory.

The 18-year-old stamped her authority on the competition before seeing off Romania’s Laura-Georgeta Ilie to secure top spot with 33 points.

Christian Reitz proved too strong in the men’s 10m air pistol final ©Getty Images
Christian Reitz proved too strong in the men’s 10m air pistol final ©Getty Images

Ilie, a two-time gold medallist at the European Championships and reigning European Games champion, was clear in second on 26 points.

Mary Carolynn Tucker of the United States topped Muller in the semi-finals but fell short to the Frenchwoman in the final, finishing third with 18 points.

Italy’s Sofia Ceccarello also impressed in the semi-finals, getting the better of Ilie but failed to back that performance up with a medal in the final.

There was just one point between Jány and China’s Sheng Lihao in the men’s 10m air rifle final, with the Slovak shooter doing just enough to beat the Olympic silver medallist.

After an intense 15 rounds, Jány emerged victorious with 29 points as Sheng finished agonisingly short on 28 points.

Croatia’s Miran Maričić bagged bronze with 20 points, seeing off Russia’s eight-time European champion Vladimir Maslennikov who came fourth with 10 points.

Competition is due to conclude on Tuesday (November 9) with the finals of the women’s 25m pistol, men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, mixed team 25m rapid fire pistol, men’s 50m rifle 3 positions, women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and mixed team 50m rifle 3 positions.