Brno shooters Jiří Lipták, David Kostelecký and Vladimír Štěpán won silver in the team competition in the trap discipline at the World Shotgun Sport Shooting Championship. The Czech team with two Olympic champions in the lineup lost to Great Britain 1:7 in the final in Osijek.
Shotgun shooters David Kostelecký, Vladimár Štěpán and Jiří Lipták completed successful training under coach Petr Hrdlička (from left).
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Reigning Olympic champion Lipták, winner of the 2008 Beijing Games, Kostelecký and Štěpán won a medal to make up for the unsuccessful individual competition, in which they finished in the qualification on Wednesday. They won the second silver for the Czech expedition to the World Championship in Croatia. Last week, the junior team also took second place in the trap.
In the morning qualification of the team competition, the Czech trio did very well. In a shootout of three teams, they defeated the British and finally the bronze-winning Italians and advanced to the finals from first place. In the fight for gold, however, they kept pace with their opponents only in the first round, after which the British were already king.
Let no one try to take my place at the Olympics, smiles shotgun shooter Tomeček
From the Czech Republic, the best final of the month went to Lipták, who previously won the second title of European champion. He only missed three shots. Štěpán, on the other hand, did not succeed, who did the best in the individual competition on Wednesday.
World Shotgun Sport Shooting Championship in Osijek (Croatia):
Trap – teams:
Men – final: Britain (Hales, Coward-Holley, Heading) – Czechia (Lipták, Kostelecký, Štěpán) 7:1, for 3rd place: Italy – Cyprus 6:2.
Women – final: Italy (Iezziová, Grassiaová, Rossiová) – Finland 5:5, in the shootout 3:0, for 3rd place: Australia – China 6:4.