USA Shooting: Dania Vizzi Claims Women’s Skeet Silver Medal At ISSF World Championships

On Friday, August 18, Dania Vizzi earned a 2023 ISSF World Championship Baku silver medal in the Women’s Skeet event.

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at USA Shooting posted on August 20, 2023
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Dania Vizzi, left, is holding her Women’s Skeet silver medal earned at the 2023 ISSF World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Friday, August 18.
Brittany Nelson

Dania Vizzi of Tampa, Florida, secured the silver medal in the Women’s Skeet event at the 2023 International Shooting Sports Federation (World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, on August 18.

Vizzi finished the qualification round with a score of 122/125 and had a shoot-off with teammate Austen Smith, who finished with the same score. The two Americans shot to determine their rank going into the final. Additionally, Samantha Simonton competed in a shoot-off and earned herself a spot among the top six finalists.

In the final, Vizzi, an eight-time ISSF World Cup medalist, defeated Emmanouela Katzouraki of Greece, who finished third. Vizzi and Danka Bartekova of Slovakia, were the final two women standing, battling for the World Championship title in a shoot-off. After 11 targets, Bartekova claimed the gold medal, leaving Vizzi in second place and the silver medalist.

As for Simonton, she finished in fourth place after edging out Smith, who walked away in fifth place. The trio of Vizzi, Smith and Simonton also won a gold medal in Women’s Skeet Team with their combined scores from the qualification round. They also set a new Women’s Skeet Team world record with a score of 365 targets out of 375.

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The trio of Sam Simonton, Austen Smith and Dania Vizzi are standing center podium after winning the Women’s Skeet Team gold medal with their combined scores from the qualification round. (Photo by Brittany Nelson)

 

Vizzi’s new hardware brings her total World Championship medal count to seven. Her medals include one gold for Women’s Skeet Team in 2023, another gold in individual Women’s Skeet in 2017, along with the Junior Women’s Skeet title in 2014. Most recently, Vizzi captured the Women’s Skeet Championship at the 2023 ISSF World Cup in Lonato, Italy.

Vizzi will be competing at the 2023 Pan American Games this fall in Santiago, Chile. She earned bronze at the last Pan American Games in 2019.

Additionally, Vizzi will team up with Dustan Taylor—a two-time World Cup medalist—for the Mixed Skeet Team event at the ISSF World Championship on Sunday, August 20.

You can view all the 2023 ISSF World Championship scores at the International Shooting Sports Federation website.

Learn more about USA Shooting at usashooting.org.

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