Prosperi clinches maiden ISSF World Cup victory in Tucson after postponing honeymoon to compete

Jul 20, 2018 585

Simone Lorenzo Prosperi of Italy's decision to postpone his honeymoon to compete at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Tucson paid off as he claimed the gold medal in the men's trap event. Prosperi, competing in his maiden final at this level, clinched his first World Cup victory with a score of 43 hits at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club.

The 33-year-old beat compatriot Erminio Frasca, who registered a tally of 41 hits, while the bronze medal was secured by Britain’s first-time finalist Nathan Hales. The two Italian shooters were neck and neck throughout the competition before Prosperi pulled clear to finish at the summit of the podium.

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