Aislin Jones grabs Australia’s first gold in Sydney!

(Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Sydney, AUS

The 18-year-old shooter signed a fantastic performance at the Sydney International Shooting Centre, pocketing the first ISSF gold medal of her young career and besting the 2015 Junior World Champion, Che Yufei of the People’s Republic of China.

An outstanding performance signed by Australia’s Aislin Jones in the Skeet Women Junior final closed the second-to-last competition day at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney (AUS).

The 18-year-old shooter — currently ranked 31st in the world in this event — started her day by signing the highest qualification score with 117 hits, then leading the pack for most of the match and taking gold with 51 hits out of 60 targets.

Thanks to an impressive streak of 18 consecutive hits she nailed midway through the contest, Jones — who placed 4th at last year’s ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow (RUS) — definitely distanced herself from People’s Republic of China’s Che Yufei (19) — junior gold medalist at the 2015 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Lonato (ITA) — who then placed 2nd and took silver with 47 hits.

 

Original article by Marco Vettoretti can be found at issf-sport.org

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