Australia’s Emma Cox wins gold at ISSF Shotgun World Cup in San Marino
Media Releases | Saturday, Jun 4, 2016
Australia’s Emma Cox has won gold in the women’s Trap competition at the 2016 ISSF Shotgun World Cup in San Marino.
23-year-old Cox, ranked 53rd in the world, survived a three-way shoot-off to advance to the Gold medal match, and then defeated 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist Corey Cordell of the USA to win the first World Cup medal of her career.
When questioned after her win an excited Cox remained humble. “My day was pretty cool. I had no expectations, I just came and tried to shoot at my best (…) when I was shooting the final I felt a little bit nervous to begin with but I took it as it came, I tried to relax.”
Cox continued, “This is my first World Cup gold… it’s great. The next big goal would be the Olympics. The next one,” she added, as she did not qualify for Rio 2016.
“What a wonderful result for Emma and for Australia,” said Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon this morning. “This is an outstanding achievement for Emma and shows the wonderful depth we have in this event in Australia. Emma showed real composure and skill to come through a shoot-off to make the gold medal match and then go on and win it. She is a wonderful young Australian and a great ambassador for our sport.”
Marangon added “Some people believe that in an Olympic year only athletes selected for that year's Games should compete in the World Cup events. But this result shows why that’s not the case, and why we should continue to invest in and develop athletes that have the potential and determination to deliver results into the future.”
(Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)