Caitlin Connor Finishes Fourth in Skeet at World Cup Final
BEIJING, China Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, La.) had the highest finish for the U.S in the Womens Skeet event at the 2009 ISSF World Cup Final, taking fourth place.
Shooting in intense snowfall, Connor, the 2009 World Cup Minsk silver medalist, entered the final tied for third place at 69 out of 75 targets with two other shooters. In the final, Connor hit 20 out of 25 targets and ended the match tied for third place at 89 targets with Russian shooter Svetlana Demina. In the shoot-off for the bronze, Demina hit her target to secure the bronze, while Connor missed and finished just off the podium in fourth place.
Christine Wenzel of Germany, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and reigning World Champion, won the match after a shoot-off with Italys Katiuscia Spada. Wenzel finished the match with 90+2 hits after shooting 21 targets in the final, which was the highest final score of the day. Spada placed second winning the silver with 90+0 hits.
Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.), a four-time Olympic medalist and 2009 World Cup Munich bronze and World Cup San Marino silver medalist, finished the day in eighth place with a match score of 66 targets.
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