Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Austrian Rocks, comprising Olympic quota winner Martin Strempfl, Bernhard Pickl and Georg Zott, won the match 10-6 in a thrilling second semifinal of the Online Shooting League on Sunday.
The French Frogs, comprising Etienne Germond, Lucas Kryzs and Nicolas Mompach, took an early lead and made it 4-2 after the 6th shot but the Austrians bounced back strongly, claiming five consecutive points making it 7-4 in their favour.
The French did manage to claim two more points on shot no. 12th & 14th before losing to the Austrians in the match which lasted 16 shots.
World No 27 Germond was the shooter of the day with a total score of 168.5.
The Austrian Rocks will now face Italian Style in the finals slated for July 26 which will be preceded by the third-place match a day earlier between the French Frogs and the Spanish Chanos.
The inaugural edition has only rifle shooters taking part in the event from July 4-26 where they have been shooting on electronic targets from their homes.
Every team consists of 3 rifle shooters. The format that is being used is “Race to 10” in which shooters of the two teams will take a shot each.
The team with the higher total of 3 shots takes the point and whichever team reaches 10 points first wins that match.