Slovak representatives in sport shooting Erik Varga, Marián Kovačócy and Adrián Drobný won gold medals in the team trap at the European Championships in Osijek, Croatia.
Erik Varga (left) and Marián Kovačócy.
They advanced to Friday’s final from second place in the qualification, the winner of which was Italy.
In the fight for gold, however, the Slovak representatives were already more successful, taking the lead after the first round.
Another 15 shots were better for the Italians and they equalized the score to 2: 2. However, the third and fourth rounds belonged again to the Slovaks, who could enjoy the gain of the most valuable metal after winning 6: 2.
The Croats won bronze, defeating the Czechs 7: 3 in the battle for 3rd place.
The women’s competition was dominated by the Russians, who defeated the Italians 6: 0 in the final.
Bronze belongs to the French, Slovaks composed of Zuzana Rehák-Štefečeková, Jana Špotáková and Veronika Vargová took 6th place.
Results – European Championship in shooting (Osijek / Chorv.)
trap teams men: 1. SR (Erik VARGA, Marián KOVAČÓCY, Adrián DROBNÝ), 2. Italy, 3. Croatia, 4. Czech Republic
o gold: SR – Italy 6: 2
3rd place: Croatia – Czech Republic 7: 3
trap team women: 1. Russia, 2. Italy, 3. France, 4. Finland…, 6. SR (Zuzana REHÁK-ŠTEFEČEKOVÁ, Jana ŠPOTÁKOVÁ, Veronika VARGOVÁ)
o gold: Russia – Italy 6: 0
3rd place: France – Finland 6: 2
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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