World Cup Wil starts with world records
Day 1 of the World Cup (Division Match) in Wil (SUI) started very promising. While the rest of Europe encounters heat waves and heavy rain, the morning at the 30m range was pleasant cool with almost no wind. Expectations were high and although some wind came up later, three world records were shot. Sandra Reimann (GER) raised the women’s record in the standing position to 289 and in the combination to 576, which brought her also an overall victory on this day. Silver in the 30m event went to Michael Gerber (SUI) with 571 and bronze to Thomas Debenne (FRA) with 568.
With a kneeling result of 289, Christof Arnold (SUI) set a new world record in the senior’s category.
The 10m event in the category of men was won by Romain Meignan (FRA) with 396 points. This is his second victory in this season and puts him on the top of the actual men’s ranking. Second place was taken by Christian Dreßel (GER) with 395 – marking with the result also a new world record in the senior’s category. Bronze went to Stefan Reichhuber (GER) with 394.
10m women competition brought gold to Lisa Roettelé (FRA) with 395, silver goes to Alexandra Geng (FRA) with 391. Jolanda Prinz (GER) with 390, after breaking ties with the 4th and 5th placed shooters, took bronze, which was also sufficient to secure her leader position in the ranking, given her previous victories in Munich and Innsbruck.
Check here for the preliminary results of both competition days.