Alberto Fernández – Individual Gold Medal in the ISSF World Cup final and World Record!
RIO sponsored shooter the Spaniard Alberto Fernández ended the 2017 shooting season last weekend on a high note in the final competition of the season in New Delhi in India. He not only won a gold medal in the individual category but also achieved a world record in the final with 119/125 and 48/50.
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A tremendous shooting performance capped off the 2017 ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND), as Trap Men shooter Alberto Fernandez of Spain set a new World Record on his way to the ISSF crystal globe.
The Spanish 34-year-old hit 48 of his 50 targets, dominating his rivals with great self-confidence and only missing clay number 32 and number 50. Once the match was over, Fernandez was immediately greeted by his girlfriend Beatriz Martinez, also a Trap shooter, who previously won the ISSF World Cup Final title in the Trap Mixed Team event.
“To win this trophy and to set a new World Record in the same match is a fantastic feeling,” Fernandez said. “I want to dedicate this victory to my mother who was watching me from home. The pointed finger at the end of the final was for her, she told me I was going to win… I love her very much.”
With only ten targets left to hit, Fernandez defended himself from the potential comeback of Italy’s 31-year-old Daniele Resca, who also shot greatly and pocketed the Silver medal with 46 hits, missing the chance to add another title to the World Championship Gold he won in Moscow (RUS) last month.
The Bronze medal was awarded to Croatia’s Giovanni Cernogoraz, winner of the ISSF World Cup Final in Nicosia (CYP) in 2015 and in Rome (ITA) in 2016. The Croatian 34-year-old, Olympic Gold medalist at London 2012, pocketed the Bronze with 37 crushed targets out of 40.