Shooters from the RWS team recorded a number of outstanding results at the Grand Prix of Liberation, organized by the European Shooting Confederation ESC in Pilsen (Czech Republic).
A fair number of RWS shooters are already showing remarkably strong form two weeks before the World Cup on the Olympic shooting range in Garching-Hochbrück, which will see quite a few decisions on qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Shooting RWS R50, Jeremy Monnier from France claims gold in the men’s 60-shot prone competition. Jasiecki Bartosz from Poland takes the bronze medal, also with R50.
Jeremy Monnier is two-times gold medal winner in Pilsen, pipping the competition to the post in the men’s 10 m air rifle competition, this time ahead of Denis Sokolov from Russia, who takes silver in a nail-biting shoot-out. Both athletes have trusted R10 air rifle pellets by RWS for years now.
Milica Babic from Serbia romps home with gold in the women’s air rifle competition over 10 m using RWS R10.
Barbara Engleder manages a remarkable victory in the 3-position 3x20 small caliber sports rifle competition, adding another gold medal to her collection. Scoring an impressive 456.1 rings in the final, she notches up a few more important points on her drive for Olympic qualification, emerging victorious from an exciting final round duel with Nina Christen from Switzerland, who briefly leads the field in Munich before eventually losing out to the 2010 world champion.
Barbara takes fourth spot in the women’s 60-shot prone competition, confirming her strong overall form. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she can book her ticket to Rio.
Daniel Brodmeier takes another podium spot for the RWS team, pocketing the silver medal in the men’s 3-position sports rifle competition. He is another of the seasoned performers in the German international squad. Top of the world rankings in small caliber competition from a prone position, he already has his qualification for Rio.
The RWS team sends its congratulations to all athletes and wishes them the best of success, a smidgen of good luck and nerves of steel at the World Cup in Hochbrück.