Lin Ying Shin Takes the First Gold of Air Rifle for Taiwan in World Cup
Lin Ying Shin, a student of the Department of Athletic Performance, attended the final round of the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany and grabbed gold in the women's 10 meter air rifle. She is the first female athlete that won a gold in the 10m air rifle category of the ISSF World Cup.
In fact, Lin Ying Shin has achieved a record-breaking 635.6 point in May in the Selection Tournament of Asian Games. However, it was not a game recognized by ISSF, so the record was not listed. However, it is strong evidence that she in the list of top athletes.
The Munich is the third stop at the world cup. As much as 194 athletes competed in women's air rifle. Lin Ying Shin, the athlete who has attended Asian Games, got 630.3 points at the qualification round with the ranking of 5th. In her final round, she did better every time in all six rounds. Lin won by 250.3 points, compared to Wu Mingyang's 249.8 points and took her first Gold at world cup.
She scored 250.3 points to top the podium at the Olympian Schiessanlage in the German city, which hosted competition at the 1972 Olympic Games. "I can't believe it, I am so happy," said the Taiwanese. "I started shooting during my high-school studies and I never imagined I could reach these results.
She could have gotten a gold at Fort Benning in the United States last time, but due to her former visit to Iran for a competition, she didn't get a visa to the united states. It was really a good news that she still gets a gold in Munich.
The President of the Chinese Taipei Shooting Association, Steven Chen praised Lin as a talented athlete. She started to learn shooting in 2014 while in high school. It only took her a year to master the pivotal skills of rifle shooting. What's more, she constantly breaks the national record ever since she started to attend competitions in 11th grade. When she was in her last year of high school, she got 7th place in her debut of the world cup, which guaranteed her of studying at NTNU.