Arianna Perilli triumphed in the women's trap competition ©European Shooting Confederation

San Marino’s Arianna Perilli triumphed in a shoot-off to claim gold in the women’s trap competition at the European Shooting Championships in Baku.

Perilli impressed to reach the final at the Olympic Shooting Range in Azerbaijan’s capital city, before being locked in a battle with Russia’s Ekaterina Rabaya.

The pair both hit 37 targets during the final, with the two athletes having to be separated by a shoot-off.

Perilli sealed a 4-3 victory in the shoot-off to secure the gold medal, while Finland’s Bejing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Satu Mäkelä Nummela earned bronze.

“This was for me very important winning while now I have three European Championships,” said Perilli.

“I have trained shooting in wind while I knew that it will wind in Baku.

“Windy weather is not my favourite one at all but now I managed well.

“I describe my feelings, I’m only happy that I won.”

Nikita Sukhanov won the men's 25m rapid fire event ©European Shooting Confederation
Nikita Sukhanov won the men's 25m rapid fire event ©European Shooting Confederation

Russia secured victory in the team event by achieving a score of 203, with Finland and France rounding off the podium on 199 and 196 respectively.

Nikita Sukhanov of Russia emerged as the winner of the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol competition, as he scored a total of 33 hits.

Estonia’s Peeter Olesk finished in second place with 30 in the final to secure silver.

The podium was completed by Germany’s Christian Reitz, who finished with 24.

Team competition saw Ukraine take victory by achieving a total of 1,706, thanks to the efforts of Maksym Horodynets, Pavlo Krepostniak and Denys Vorona.

Germany and Russia rounded off the medal places, ending on 1,703 and 1,692 respectively.