Christoforou Dethrones Andreou
NICOSIA, 3 June 2009 -
Cypriot shooter Kyriacos Christoforou was
the big winner in the XIII Games of the Small States of
Europe skeet event after bringing his fellow countryman
Antonis Andreouís reign in the competition to an end.
Third place and the bronze went to
Maltaís Clive Farrugia.
Andreou had in the past won a remarkable
five gold medals in five consecutive GSSE competitions
but he was undone this time around as Christoforou
emerged victorious to leave him in second with the
silver medal for a change. The two athletes had
previously gone head-to-head at the 1995 GSSE in
Luxembourg in an event which saw Andreou celebrating the
gold and Christoforou in second place.
It was a tightly-fought contest between
the two Cypriots with both Andreou (23+24+24+24+24) and
Christoforou (24+24+24+25+22) tied in first place with a
total of 119 hits from 125 attempts whilst Farrugia
But it was Christoforou who
held his nerve in the final to take the gold with a
rampant display that saw him score a perfect 25/25, two
better than second place Andreou and third place