Just before Yom Kippur began yesterday, Israel recorded a huge achievement when Paralympic shooter Yulia Chernoy won the title of world champion in the 10-meter air rifle race in a mixed competition for men and women. The Israeli delegation made sure to ask in advance to bring forward the final, so that it would not leave on Yom Kippur, and the organizers complied. Chernoy of the Tel Aviv Warrior House finished the qualifying round in seventh place with 633.7 points.
Another Israeli finished with 525.4 points and did not qualify for the final. In the final, Julia led from the beginning and in the final she finished 4 tenths more than Germany's Natasha Hiltroff and entered history as a world champion.
Coach Guy Strick said: "This is a very sweet win. Julia had a difficult year due to an ankle fracture that caused pain in and out of the competitions. After fourth place at the European Championships, we worked the mental part, and this time, she led throughout the final and did not drop the lead for a moment. This is an extraordinary achievement because it is a joint race for men and women with a high number of participants (64 shooters) against whom she competed head-to-head. Undoubtedly an amazing achievement."
Paralympic shooter Yulia Chernoy is a world champion. Cinematography: Guy Strick
Julia herself said: "I was shaking at the end of the competition, it's my first gold medal win at a world championship and it's exciting. Just two weeks ago I participated in the European Championship and it didn't go well for me but I learned from it, I trained every day and worked with my coach Guy Strick. The medal is a joint effort of both of us."
The hottest sports articles and updates on your Telegram
Paralympic Committee Chairman Moshe Motz Matalon: "Our world champion, Yulia Chernoy, continues her string of successes ahead of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, honoring Yulia and honoring the flag."
Wrong? We'll fix it! If you find a mistake in the article, please share with us