Slovakia’s London 2012 bronze medallist Danka Barteková built on her opening day qualifying lead at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Cairo to win the women’s skeet gold today.
Barteková scored with 55 of her 60 shots in the final to finish two ahead of Russia’s Alina Fazylzyanova, winner earlier this month of the ISSF Grand Prix in Rabat, which was the first official ISSF competition held during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bronze went to Konstantia Nikolaou of Cyprus.
Nikolaou’s compatriot, reigning Commonwealth champion Georgios Achilleos, was overnight leader after three of the five qualifying rounds in the men’s skeet.
But he eventually had to settle for sixth place in a final won by Ukraine’s Mikola Milchev with a score of 53.
He finished one shot ahead of Denmark’s Jesper Hansen.
Bronze went to Qatar’s Rashid Hamad, with the Czech Republic’s Tomas Nydrle finishing fourth.
Today also marked the start of team competitions, with finals taking place tomorrow.
The programme also includes international mixed team competitions, which will allow athletes who do not have a partner from their country to compete together for the first time.
The final of the mixed team event will conclude on Saturday (February 27).
Attention will turn to trap competitions next week, with two days of individual competition to conclude on March 2, with the mixed team event ending the following day.
Men’s and women’s team events will bring the World Cup to a close on March 4.