CHANGWON, South Korea (September 13, 2018)
Henry Leverett won silver in Junior Men’s 25m Sport Pistol today at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon, South Korea.
Leverett (Bainbridge, Georgia) and his brother, Jack Leveret III (Bainbridge, Georgia), were tied with a score of 288 following the first of two stages (Precision). During today’s Rapid Fire stage, Henry Leverett firmly secured the silver medal with a score of 584.
“The Precision part – the first part of it – isn’t may favorite part, but it went pretty smoothly,” said Leverett. “I was just looking forward to the Rapid stage because it’s faster and I like it better. Sport Pistol has always been a fun match to shoot. The Rapid Fire Pistol competition definitely helped me get ready for this because it’s the first shot of the Rapid series in Sport Pistol. I think it helped me a lot because I’ve been just dry firing all week long.” Leverett finished in fourth place in the Junior Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol earlier in the World Championship.
Jack Leverett III finished in sixth place with a score of 578. Ryan Yi (Diamond Bar, California) finished in 29th place with a score of 558.
The Junior Men’s 25m Sport Pistol Team also just missed out on a bronze medal by one point with their cumulative score of 1720 to finish in fourth place. Team medals are awarded on the cumulative scores of a nation’s athletes in a given event.
The Men’s 25m Centerfire Pistol event also took place with the highest American finish coming from three-time Olympian Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colorado) in 11th place with a score of 581. Alex Chichkov