Olympic Shooting 2016: Medal Winners and Scores After Sunday's Results

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2016

Athletes compete during the women's 10-meter air pistol qualification at Olympic Shooting Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

China's Zhang Mengxue shot a 199.4 to take the gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol women's final at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Australia's Catherine Skinner won gold in the women's trap event on her Olympics debut. She beat fellow New Zealander Natalie Rooney by a point.

Earlier, Corey Cogdell took bronze after a dramatic bronze-medal match with Spain's Fatima Galvez that went to a sudden-death shoot off.

Zhang stayed calm amid a spirited challenge from Russian teenager Vitalina Batsarashkina, who took silver with a score of 197.1. Anna Korakaki of Greece was awarded bronze after shooting 177.7 following a tough penultimate round.

Here are the results after Sunday's events:

Olympic Shooting 2016: Sunday Scores
EventGoldSilverBronze
10-Meter Air Pistol Women's FinalsZhang Mengxue (CHN) 199.4Vitalina Batsarashkina (RUS) 197.1Anna Korakaki (GRE) 177.7
Trap Women's EventCatherine Skinner (AUS) 12Natalie Rooney (AUS) 11Corey Cogdell (USA) 13+1
BBC Sport

         

Recap

Skinner built a 9-8 lead with just three targets remaining in the trap final. She eventually sealed the gold-medal win with a 12-11 victory, as Rooney missed twice off her last five shots, according to Rio2016.com.

But first-time Olympian Skinner was eagle-eyed when it counted. She made no mistake on her final target to guarantee finishing first.

The trap event's penultimate meeting had provided a tense finish when Codgell was taken to shoot off by Galvez. The two had tied been tied at 13 hits apiece after 15 targets.

It was Galvez's nerve that broke first in the sudden-death period, allowing Codgell to finish third and earn bronze.

Shooters from Russia, Greece and Mexico qualified for the big event, with the International Shooting Sport Federation providing the full list:

Yet some of the names and countries represented surprised CNN's Digvijay Singh Deo, who noted that many of the marquee candidates had failed to make the cut:

The most notable omission from the field was Ukraine's Olena Kostevych, owner of three Olympic medals. But it was Zhang who set the early mark to beat, scoring 119.8. She held a slender, one-point advantage at the halfway stage of the final.

It was surprise package Korakaki who was applying the pressure at the top. Each shooter was performing well to combat the conditions, particularly the strong winds that had to be factored into every shot.

Korakaki faltered when she shot a 9.9 in response to a 10.5 shoot from Russia's Batsarashkina. Those scores flipped the athletes in position for silver and bronze.

Despite her late slip, Korakaki felt her experience at the Youth Olympics helped her handle the pressures of the senior event, according to the ISSF:

With that said, no competitor dealt with the pressure better than Zhang. She shot a 9.5 to stay just ahead of 19-year-old Batsarashkina and take the gold.

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