Road to Rio; Arsovic led the women’s 10m Air Rifle event in Munich

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The 2015 European Games champion Andrea Arsovic (Serbia) 29, secured  10m Air Rifle Women gold medal, during the Day-1 of the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Munich, Germany.

The Serbian athlete scored 208.5 points, climbing the scoreboard up to the lead with a great series of 10s, leaving behind her the winner of the 2015 Pan American Games Goretti Alejandra Zumaya Flores (Mexico) 18, who took  Silver with 207.9 points (an equaled junior final world record).

Shi Mengyao of the People’s Republic of China (18) – at her first appearance in an international competition – joined her and Zumaya Flores on the podium, collecting Bronze with 186.7 points.

Mongolia’s 21-year old finalist Gankhuyag Nandinzaya followed in fourth place with 163.7 points, after passing through a shoot-off against Virginia Thrasher, 19, from the United States of America (7th with 103.1 points).

Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Snjezana Pejcic, 33 – who arrived here in Munich after winning the 3-position rifle event at the previous world cup stage in Rio de Janeiro – did not reach the podium, eventually finishing in fifth with 143.5 points.

She was followed by Austria’s Olivia Hofmann, 23, who closed the match in sixth with 124.0 points. Russia’s Anna Zhukova, 24, took the eighth and last place in the final, with 81.8 points, behind USA’s Thrasher.

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