Rifle: Campriani Wins Gold at London World Cup

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • April 30, 2012 01:41 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former West Virginia University shooter Nicco Campriani won the men’s rifle 3 position on April 28, at the London International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, at the Royal Artillery Barracks, in Woolwich, London.

Campriani, the 2011 NCAA air rifle champion and a National Rifle Association first team All-American, won his first ISSF medal in the event with a score of 1278.2. The Florence, Italy, native’s open relay score of 1179 (399 prone, 391 standing, 389 kneeling) was six shots better than his closest competitor. He solidified his win with a 99.2 showing in the finals.

Mountaineer coach Jon Hammond, shooting for Great Britain, just missed the event finals, as he shot 1165 and fell one shot short of qualifying. The Aberdeen, Scotland, native shot a perfect 400 prone, 374 standing and 391 kneeling.

Junior All-American Petra Zublasing earned a 22nd-place finish in the women’s rifle 3 position on April 26. The Appiano, Italy, native shot 194 prone, 188 standing and 191 kneeling for a 573 total.

Next up on the international schedule is the Milan ISSF World Cup. The event will open on May 13 in Milan, Italy, with the first competition set for May 15.