Korakaki is firmly in the top 10
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Constant value in world shooting, Anna Korakaki, one of the biggest names in the sport, remains in the top 10 despite the break. Nikos Mavromatis showed an increase, but also the new group of Greek shooters.
of Sotirias Stasinou
There were two representatives of Greece in Tokyo 2021 with the gold medalist of Rio in the 25m, in the 10m airgun – 25m pistol and with Mavrommatis in the skit race.
Korakaki made good appearances in Tokyo (6th in both sports) despite the fact that she did not have the required preparation matches. On the other hand, Nikos Mavrommatis was 20th in skating.
Nine months ago, at the beginning of the season (read here), the Greek shooter was third in the world ranking in the 10m airgun with 917 points and eighth in the 25m with 522. At the moment she has dropped to ninth place in the first race with 2798 points while she has goes up one place in the second, with 3424. In the men’s skit Mavrommatis from the 22nd place went up to the 18th with 2230 points. In the same category, Makis Mitas is 55th with 838 points.
Importantly, they have taken a place in the top 30 young shooters in men’s trap and women’s skating. The 22-year-old Ioannis Hatzitsakiroglou, who came very close to his first Olympic qualification in the European Shooting Championship, is 22nd on the trap with 2045 points. In skating, 19-year-old Emmanuela Katzouraki, who a few days ago won the bronze medal with Nikos Frantzeskakis at the World Junior Mixed Skating Championships, is in 26th place with 1897. Hatzitsakiroglou and Katzouraki in Greece and may in three years star in the shooting range in Paris.
The following is the detailed ranking of Greeks in the ISSF world ranking:
10m airgun men: Dionysis Korakakis, 89th (110 points)
10m airgun women: Anna Korakaki, 9th (2798b.) And Christina Moschi, 75th (162b.)
25m speed pistol: Nikolas Neonakis, 64th (27 points)
25m pistol women: Anna Korakaki, 7th (3424b.)
Men’s Trap: Ioannis Hatziktsakiroglou 22nd (2045b.) And Konstantinos Panagopoulos 72nd (600b.)
Men’s Skit: Nikos Mautomatis 18th (2230b.) And Makis Mitas 55th (838b.) And Ioannis Gogolakis 104th (124b.)
Women’s skits: Emmanuela Katzouraki 26th (1897b.)
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