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Walther Gold, Silver & Bronze in Rio

20th August 2016
Gold medalGerman shooter, Henri Junghänel, won Gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event using his Walther KK300 .22 rifle.

 

Silver medalBronze medalIn the men’s 10m Air Rifle event Ukrainian shooter, Serhiy Kulish, won Silver using his Walther LG400 .177 air rifle while bronze went to Russian shooter Vladimir Maslennikov, using his Walther LG400 .177 air rifle.

 
 


European Games Gold for Walther

Milutin Stefanovic claimed Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event15th July 2015
Gold medalVitali Bubnovich from Belarus won Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the first ever European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June.

Using his Walther LG400 Alutec air rifle, the three-time Olympian won with his very last shot.

"I qualified in fifth for the finals, and then in the finals I knew I could prove myself. I will never forget that last shot which made me a champion. To be honest, getting the bronze at the world championship was a big thing and it was unforgettable for me, but I will never forget the 16th June either.” said Bubnovich (pictured in between Silver Medallist Niccolo Campriani, left, and Bronze medallist Sergey Richter, right).

Damir Mikec from Serbia also won Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using his Walther LP300 air pistol, and Henri Junghänel from Germany won Gold in the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Baku included:

Sarah Hornung from Switzerland won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 Alutec.

Bronze medal 
Sergey Richter from Israel won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Alutec.


Milutin Stefanovic claimed Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle eventWorld Cup Gold & Rio Olympic quota for Stefanovic

15th June 2015
Gold medalMilutin Stefanovic, from Serbia, claimed Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Cup USA held in Fort Benning in May.

At the same time, he secured his ticket to Rio 2016 by winning a quota place for Serbia.

“It's amazing! The policy of our team is that who wins the Olympic quota goes to the Games. I am going to Rio, to my first Olympic Games!” an excited Stefanovic said.

Stafanovic uses a Walther LG400 air rifle.

Silver medalVladimir Isakov from the Russian Federation won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using his Walther LP400 air pistol.


Walther Gold at World Cup Korea

Menís 10m Air Rifle Gold winner Peter Sidi14th May 2015
Gold medalHungarian shooter, Peter Sidi won Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Cup held in Changwon, Korea in April.

“I've been preparing a lot for this World Cup, and I finally won it.” Sidi said, wearing the first ISSF World Cup Gold medal of the season. Sidi uses a Walther LG400.

Silver medalPeoples Republic of China shooters Haoran Yang and Qinan Zhu won Silver and Bronze respectively. Other shooters who stood on the podium in Korea included:

Ivana Maksimovic from Serbia won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 air rifle.

Bronze medalApurvi Chandela from India won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 Anatomic air rifle.
Torben Grimmel from Denmark on Bronze in the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event using his Walther KK300 Alutec rifle.


Walther Gold at European Championships

10m Air Pistol European Champion Philipp Grimm25th March 2015
Gold medalGerman shooter, Philipp Grimm, was crowned European Champion when he won the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the recent European Championships. Held in Arnhem, The Netherlands in the first week of March, Grimm picked up individual Gold and also helped his country win Team Gold in the same event. Grimm uses a Walther LP400.

Reigning World Champion Emil Martinsson from Sweden, won Gold in the Men’s 10m Running Target Mixed event using his Walther LG300.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in The Netherlands included:

Damir Mikec from Serbia won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using his Walther LP300.

Bronze medalIllia Charheika from Belarus won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG400 Anatomic.
Emil Martinsson from Sweden, added to his Gold when he won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Running Target event using his Walther LG300.


Commonwealth Games Gold, Silver & Bronze for Walther

Ayonika Paul (left) and Apurvi Chandela16th September 2014
Gold medalIndian shooters dominated the 10m Air Rifle events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Apurvi Chandela winning Gold in the Women’s event and Abhinav Bindra winning Gold in the Men’s event. Bindra’s win compliments the Gold he won in the same event at the Beijing Olympics. Chandela uses a Walther LG400 Anatomic Expert air rifle and Bindra uses a Walther LG400 Alutec Expert air rifle.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre included:

Ayonika Paul from India (pictured left) who celebrated with teammate Chandela (pictured right) by winning Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG300 Anatomic air rifle.

Bronze medalEnglish shooter Dan Rivers won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG400 Alutec Expert.
Dorothy Ludwig from Canada won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event using her Walther LP300XT air pistol.


Nazar Louginets won Gold in the Menís 10m Air Rifle eventWalther Gold & Bronze at World Cup China

15th August 2014
Gold medalRussian shooter Nazar Louginets continued his exceptional 2014 shooting year by winning Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event in Beijing.

Having won Gold in this event at World Cup USA in April, and making the final at World Cup Germany, Louginets’s purple patch extended to China where he had to beat the World Number 1, Yang Haoran from China, in order to stand at the top of the podium.

Bronze medalYang Haoran won Silver and Hungarian World Record holder, Peter Sidi won the Bronze.

Louginets uses a Walther LG400 Anatomic .177 air rifle and Sidi uses a Walther LG300XT Carbontec .177 air rifle.


Friedel wins Gold at World Cup Slovenia

German shooter Eva Friedel10th July 2014
Gold medalGerman shooter Eva Friedel (pictured) won her first World Cup Gold medal at the ISSF World Cup Slovenia held in June.

Qualifying for the final of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event in 7th place, Friedel outshot her rivals to claim victory.

“It's great to finally win an ISSF World Cup Gold medal.” Friedel said, having first started competing as a junior in 1997. Friedel uses a Walther KK300 Anatomic.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Maribor, Slovenia included:

Peter Sidi from Hungary won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Carbontec.
Ekaterina Korshunova from the Russia Federation won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event using her Walther LP300XT.

Bronze medal 
Milutin Stefanovic from Serbia won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Anatomic.
Ayonika Paul from India won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG300XT Anatomic.
 


Louginets wins again at Munich World Cup

Russian shooter Nazar Louginets30th June 2014
Gold medalRussian shooter Nazar Louginets (pictured) continues to set the shooting world on fire by setting two new World Records on the last day of the recent World Cup Germany.

The 25-year-old from Russia won Gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Alutec, and along the way set a new World Record of 1186 points in Qualification, and then established a new Final World Record of 462.5 points during the final, leaving the Silver medallist more than 3 points behind him.

Louginets is now one of the most-named favourites for the upcoming World Championships in September in Granada, Spain.

Other shooters who stood on the podium in Munich included:

Munkhbayar Dorjsuren from Germany won Silver in the Women’s 25m Pistol event using her Walther SSP.

Henri Junghaenel from Germany won Bronze in the Men’s 50m KK Prone event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.


Walther Gold, Silver & Bronze at USA World Cup

Gold medal winner Nazar Louginets10th April 2014
Gold medalThe 2014 World Cup season is underway with the recent World Cup USA being held in Fort Benning, Georgia. Russian shooter Nazar Louginets (pictured) won his first Gold when he took out the final of the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG400 Anatomic.

“I am really happy, it's my first Gold medal in an ISSF World Cup, and I have been training a lot for this.” Luginets said. “I will compete in both the ISSF World Cup Stages in Munich and Beijing, before going to the World Championship in Granada, Spain, in September.” With the first Rio 2016 Olympic Quota Places being awarded in Granada in September, Louginets is lining himself up for a big year.

Not to be outdone, World Number 1, Henri Junghänel from Germany won Gold in the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Fort Benning included:

Ivana Maksimovic from Serbia won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 Anatomic.
Milutin Stefanovic from Serbia won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Anatomic.

Bronze medal
Nazar Louginets also won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.
Anna Zhukova from Russia won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG300XT Alutec.
Sergey Richter from Israel won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Alutec.


Henri Junghänel ranked Number 1 in the world

Henri Junghänel ranked Number 1 in the world

20th December 2013
Gold medalGerman shooter Henri Junghänel (pictured) ended the shooting year by winning Gold at the recent ISSF World Cup Final in Munich in the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event.

Junghänel regularly tasted success in 2013 with this victory adding to his two Gold medals at ISSF World Cup Korea and Bronze at ISSF World Cup Spain. These excellent results meant that Junghänel ended this year as the Number 1 ranked shooter in the world for the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event.

“Thanks a lot to my sponsors Carl Walther and Eley, and everyone else who has supported me” a jubilant Junghänel said.

Junghänel uses a Walther KK300 Alutec.


More Walther Gold at World Cup Spain

Gold medal winner Alexander Schmirl25th July 2013
Gold medalThe 23 year old Austrian shooter Alexander Schmirl (pictured) broke through to win his first Gold at the ISSF World Cup Spain, held in Granada earlier this month.

“I love shooting air rifle. The rifle prone is kind of my bad event. But today it has been just great!” said an elated Schmirl after leading the Final of the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event from his very first shot. Schmirl uses a Walther KK300 Alutec.

World record holder, Peter Sidi from Hungary, went one better than his Silver medal at the World Cup Germany, to win Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Carbontec.

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Granada included:

Serhiy Kulish from the Ukraine won Silver in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.

Bronze medal
Alexander Schmirl from Austria won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.
Henri Junghaenel from Germany won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.
 


Walther Gold at World Cup Germany

Gold medal winner Nemanja Mirosavljev20th June 2013
Gold medalSerbian shooter Nemanja Mirosavljev (pictured) mastered some challenging weather conditions to win Gold in Munich at the ISSF World Cup Germany. Mirosavljev won his first World Cup Gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Anatomic.

Other shooters who stood on the podium in Munich included:

Silver medalPeter Sidi from Hungary won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT Carbontec.
Andrija Zlatic from Serbia won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using his Walther LP300XT.
Munkhbayar Dorjsuren from Germany won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event using her Walther LP400 ALU.
Bronze medal

Illia Charheika from Belarus won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT.
 


Walther Gold at World Cup USA

Gold and Silver medal winner Daniel Brodmeier21st May 2013
Gold medalTwenty-five year old German shooter Daniel Brodmeier (pictured) won his first World Cup title at the recent ISSF World Cup USA held at Fort Benning, Georgia. Brodmeier won Gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using his Walther KK300 Alutec. This was his best result to date having started his medal haul on the World Cup Junior circuit in 2006.

Other shooters who stood on the podium at Fort Benning included:

Silver medalDaniel Brodmeier also won Silver in the Men’s 50m KK Prone event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.
Oleh Omelchuk from the Ukraine won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using his Walther LP300XT.

Bronze medalVladimir Isakov from the Russian Federation won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Free Pistol event using his Hammerli FP60.
Sergey Richter from Israel won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT.
Petra Zublasing from Italy won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG300XT.


Walther wins Gold at World Cup in Korea

Gold medal winner Henri Junghaenel with ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber17th April 2013
Gold medalGerman shooter Henri Junghaenel (pictured with ISSF Secretary General, Mr. Franz Schreiber) set a new world record on his way to winning Gold at the recent ISSF World Cup Korea, in the Men’s 50m KK Prone rifle event using his Walther KK300 Alutec.

“I did not expect such a great result, at the first World Cup of the year” Junghaenel said.

Three days later, Junghaenel doubled his haul when he won Gold in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event also using his Walther KK300 Alutec.

“I will definitely compete in the next ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA. I live in the US, and I won’t miss that match!”

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Korea included:

Silvia Rachl from Germany won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 Anatomic Expert.
Sergey Richter from Israel won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT.

Bronze medalIvana Maksimovic from Serbia won Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using her Walther LG400 Anatomic Expert and also won Bronze in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event using her Walther KK300 Anatomic.
Peter Sidi from Hungary won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using his Walther LG300XT.
Nemanja Mirosavljev from Serbia won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event also using his Walther KK300 Anatomic.


Gold, Silver & Bronze in Munich

Gold medal winner Ildiko Karmacsi28th May 2012
Gold medalIn the final ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup before the London Olympics, Hungarian shooter Ildiko Karmacsi (pictured) won Gold in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event. Using her Walther KK300 Alutec, 22 year old Karmacsi swept the field in Munich. Going into the event ranked 97th in the world, Karmacsi was an outside chance to make the final, but proved that she will be one to watch in London. Karmacsi had not made a World Cup final in this event before, and out-shot a strong field including the reigning Olympic Champion and current world record holder, Li Du of China.

Other shooters who stood on the podium in Munich included:

Silver medalZongliang Tan from China won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event using the Walther LP400 ALU.
Nemanja Mirosavljev from Serbia won Silver in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using the Walther KK300 Anatomic.
Illia Charheika from Belarus won Silver in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG300XT Anatomic.
Dariya Sharipova from Ukraine won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG300XT Anatomic.

Bronze medal
Marco de Nicolo from Italy won Bronze in the Men’s 50m KK Prone event using the Walther KK300 Alutec.
Vladimir Isakov from the Russian Federation won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Free Pistol event using the Hammerli FP60.
 


More Gold at Milan World Cup

Gold medal winner Zongliang Tan21st May 2012
Gold medalChina’s Zongliang Tan (pictured) took Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Milan this week, using the Walther LP400 ALU. Tan has had World Cup success in Milan before having won Gold in the same event in 2006.

Sonja Pfeilschifter from Germany also won Gold in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event using the Walther KK300 Alutec. This backed up the Gold she won earlier this month at the ISSF World Cup in London.

“I had a great week here, I like Milan and this range is good for me. You can tell from my results, which have always been positive here” Pfeilschifter said. “I will be training and training between now and the Olympics. I am confident for the Games.”

Silver medalOther shooters who stood on the podium in Milan included:

Sonja Pfeilschifter from Germany won Silver in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG400 Alutec Expert.

 

Bronze medalIllia Charheika from Belarus won Bronze in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3P event using the Walther KK300 Alutec.
Marco de Nicolo from Italy won Bronze in the Men’s 50m KK Prone event using the Walther KK300 Alutec.
Serhiy Kulish from Ukraine won Bronze in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG300XT Alutec.
 


Walther wins first Gold in London

Gold medal winner Sonja Pfeilschifter1st May 2012
Gold medalGerman shooter Sonja Pfeilschifter (pictured) won the first Gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup in London in the 10m Air Rifle event. Using her Walther LG400 Alutec Expert, Pfeilschifter won the first medal to be awarded at the new purpose-built shooting complex at the Royal Artillery Barracks in south-east London – venue for the shooting events at this year’s Olympic Games. Pfeilschifter is the current equal world record holder for this event and is hoping to be selected for the German Olympic Team.

Other shooters who stood on the podium at this pre-Olympic hit-out included:

Silver medalStephanie Obermoser from Austria won Silver in the 50m Rifle 3P event using the Walther KK300 Alutec.
Vladimir Isakov from the Russian Federation won Silver in the 50m Pistol event using the Hammerli FP60, and in the 10m Air Pistol event using the Walther LP400 ALU.
Torben Grimmel from Denmark won Silver in the 50m KK Prone event using the Walther KK300 Alutec.
Sergy Rikther from Israel won Silver in the 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG300XT Alutec.

Bronze medal
Illia Charheika from Belarus won Bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event using the Walther LG300XT Alutec.
Denys Kushnirov from Ukraine won Bronze in the 10m Air Pistol event using the Walther LP300XT.