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phelps

Shooting ISSF Shotgun World Championships 2017

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OlympicsFan    83

The top 2 in mens skeet are both only 22 years old, which is very surprising, because normally shotgun events are dominated by older athletes.

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phelps    88
13 hours ago, OlympicsFan said:

The top 2 in mens skeet are both only 22 years old, which is very surprising, because normally shotgun events are dominated by older athletes.

 

well, it once was so...

in the last few years the sport has developed with rules and competition formats that lowered the average age of the best shooters...

thinking only about men's skeet, Vincent Hancock first and now Gabriele Rossetti just demonstrated that even teenagers can win medals in the most important global events...

but also in the other events we've had very young champions in recent years...

only in this World Champ in Moscow we've seen Jessica Rossi (who's only 25, despite being on top of the Trap discipline since 2009) winning the Women's Trap and Dania Jo Vizzi (only 22 years young) winning the Women's Skeet...

it's like in Golf...until a few years ago, experience was the main feature required to win and we only had not so young champions...meanwhile the development of the game in the last 10/15 years has changed things dramatically and now we're used to younger and more athletic champions even in sports where athletic ability wasn't considered a factor until a while ago...

 

 

by the way, today the last event of the World Championships 2017 is scheduled: the Mixed Skeet Team Competition

 

and those are the 6 pairs qualified for the Semifinal Stage:

 

Slovakia 1 (Danka Bartekova/Stefan Zemko)

China 2 (Zhang Fan/Wei Meng)

United States 2 (Dania Jo Vizzi/Hayden Stewart)

Russia 1 (Nadezda Konovalova/Nikolay Teplyy)

United States 2 (Kimberly Rhode/Christian Elliott)

Italy 2 (Katiuscia Spada/Tammaro Cassandro)

 

Italy 1, with their 2 Olympic Champions (Diana Bacosi and Gabriele Rossetti) has been unbelievably eliminated with a score of just 95/100 (9th place at the end)...:yikes::facepalm::wall:

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dcro    771
12 minutes ago, phelps said:

in the last few years the sport has developed with rules and competition formats that lowered the average age of the best shooters...

 

Well, that's not really the true, in fact it trends to be the complete opposite..

 

Double trap for example - average age of people on Olympic podium

2008 - 31 years

2012 - 37 years

2016 - 39 years

 

Men's skeet...

2008 - 27 years

2012 - 31 years

2016 - 33 years

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Gianlu33    298

Nice day for our skeet.. very bad performance for Bacosi/Rossetti but at last Cassandro/Spada won the bronze :d 

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phelps    88
2 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Well, that's not really the true, in fact it trends to be the complete opposite..

 

Double trap for example - average age of people on Olympic podium

2008 - 31 years

2012 - 37 years

2016 - 39 years

 

Men's skeet...

2008 - 27 years

2012 - 31 years

2016 - 33 years

 

naaa...you don't have to look at the Olympic Games only (OG that are always something "special" and different from the everyday routine of any sport discipline ;))...

 

 

by the way, also the last event of this year's Worlds has just ended:

 

Mixed Skeet Team Event, Final Results

 

Semifinal #1

1st Russia 1 (Nadezda Konovalova/Nikolay Teplyy)

2nd Italy 2 (Katiuscia Spada/Tammaro Cassandro)

3rd Slovakia 1 (Danka Bartekova/Stefan Zemko)

 

Semifinal #2

1st United States 2 (Dania Jo Vizzi/ Hayden Stewart)

2nd China 2 (Zhang Fan/Wei Meng)

3rd United States 1 (Kimberly Rhode/Christian Elliott)

 

5th/6th Place Match

United States 1 (Kimberly Rhode/Christian Elliott) b. Slovakia 1 (Danka Bartekova/Stefan Zemko)

 

BRONZE Medal Match

Italy 2 (Katiuscia Spada/Tammaro Cassandro) b. China 2 (Zhang Fan/Wei Meng)

 

GOLD Medal Match

Russia 1 (Nadezda Konovalova/Nikolay Teplyy) b. United States 2 (Dania Jo Vizzi/ Hayden Stewart)

 

 

Final Medal Table

 

1st Italy, 9-6-2

2nd United States, 5-1-6

3rd Russia, 2-4-2

4th Australia, 2-1-1

5th India, 1-2-0

6th Great Britain, 1-1-0

7th Denmark & France, 1-0-0

9th Czech Republic, 0-2-2

10th China, 0-1-3

11th Germany & Spain, 0-1-1

13th Finland & Turkey, 0-1-0

15th Cyprus, 0-0-3

16th Slovakia, 0-0-1

 

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