ISSF World Cup: Tomoyuki Matsuda sets new world record to win men's 10m Air Pistol final

Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda set a new world record of 241.8 to clinch the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF World Cup final on Thursday.

Tomoyuki Matsuda put up a stellar performance to clinch the gold medal at the ISSF men's 10m Air Pistol final in New Delhi on Thursday.   -  Getty Images

Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda set a new World Record of 241.8 to clinch the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi on Thursday.

Matsuda, a former ISSF world champion in this event, shot two remarkable series midway through the final, adding a 10.5 —10.9 combination in the sixth series to the 10.5—10.7 he scored in the previous one.

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With his score, Matsuda also set a new world record, bettering the one set by Germany’s Christian Reitz at the 2017 European Championship in Maribor.

Alongside Matsuda on the podium was Ukrainian sensation Pavlo Korostylov, competing in his second World Cup Final at the age of 19. He won the silver with 241.1 and a junior world record to boot. Despite a remarkable second half of the match, Korostylov was not able to match Matuda’s pace.

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His more experienced Ukrainian teammate Oleh Omelchuk, completed the 10m air pistol men podium, taking bronze medal with 218.8 points, adding it to the World Cup Final gold he won in Bangkok in 2008 and to the bronze he won in Munich in 2013.

Arsovic wins women's 10m Air Rifle

In the women's 10m Air Rifle competition, Serbia's Andrea Arsovic grabbed the gold after finishing with a total of 251.3. Arsovic's previous gold came at the the 2015 European Games held in Azerbaijan.

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Laura-Georgeta Coman gave Arsovic a run for her money and settled for silver with 249.7.
China's Xinyi Peng took the bronze after recording a total of 228.5.

The results

Men:

10m Air Pistol: 1. Tomoyuki Matsuda (JAP) 241.8 (WR); 2. Pavlo Korostylov (UKR) 241.1 (EJWR); 3. Oleh Omelchuk (UKR) 218.8


Women:

10m Air Rifle: 1. Andrea Arsovic (SER) 251.3; 2. Laura-Georgeta Coman (ROU) 249.7; 3. Xinyi Peng (CHN) 228.5