John T wrote:Hello Family.
Five FCWC over 15 years; not a long tradition, but one with a steep improvement curve. Look how the margins have reduced.
South Africa....3337-188 (-40) (-99) 2.281%
South Africa....3445-267 (-30) (-45) 1.289%
USA..............3500-350 (-6) (-11) 0.313%
"..the nearest run thing you ever saw." (Arthur Wellesley. 1769-1852)
This was akin to a 3-way photo for the placings in the Melbourne Cup, with the Judge calling for a second and then a third print. Declared margins; a short half-nose by a short half-nose.
How did Australia prevail in such an impossibly close contest? There are answers, but unlikely to be told.
A simplistic answer is that at 900-1, Australia scored 565 to USA 554 (-11) and at 700-2 Australia scored 599 to Canada 590 (-9).
The coaches have been given their tick. What about the shooters and their gear?
A general question is, why have the margins closed? In F Open, the answer must be technical development and catch-up. Top coaches, tick; top shooters, tick. Top gear, you win. (There is more ,but, later.)
All of the above is quite correct john, but lets not forget management!! Good management creates cohesion & binds a team together.