Just Released – The 2020 H&N Cup Results
Each year, the international competitive 10 Meter airgun shooting calendar begins in Munich, Germany with the annual H&N Cup. Now HAM can bring you the 2020 H&N Cup results.
The 2020 Cup took place from the 21st to the 26th of January. No less than 680 athletes from 51 nations attended to compete on this first real stress test of the Olympic year. This competition is a big deal!
For 2020, the H&N Cup had a new schedule.
Day One was for training and equipment control only. The first two competition days are for the “juniors”, followed by two days for the “seniors”. The last day is reserved for the “mixed” events like last year.
The athletes shot with the air rifle and the air pistol two complete events of 60 shots including finals.
As expected, the level was consistently at world class. One example: even a score of 631.5 in the qualification stage of the second event air rifle – men – was only just enough to reach the final!
The 2020 H&N Cup results saw Oleh Omelchuk (left below) from Ukraine take two Gold medals and one Bronze in air pistol. Olena Kosteuych (right below), also from Ukraine took two Gold in air pistol. While Zeru Wang (center, below) won two Gold Awards in air rifle.
The Chinese team took part in the H&N Cup again after a long break and immediately took first place, followed by the “usual suspects” Russia and Ukraine.
The real surprise was the Hungarian team. The juniors in particular impressed with a strong performance.
Every medal winner was awarded with free H&N Finale Match competition pellets – including an intensive ammo test session on the H&N on-site test range with electronic assessment.
The H&N Sport Shooters Lounge in the final hall was very well received by the participants. Spectators had the opportunity to follow the finals live from the lounge.
The event organizer (the Bavarian Shooting Sport Federation) is planning to offer live streams of the finals in 2021. That will be great for all the shooters friends and relatives at home…