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01.07.2015

2015 ISSF Junior Cup closes in Suhl, Germany

ISSF Junior Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Suhl, GER

The competition, which has hosted over 500 athletes in one week, has just closed

Running from June 25th until today, the the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup has just closed in Suhl, Germany.


During the one-week competition, 572 athletes from 44 nations engaged in rifle, pistol, shotgun, and mixed events -- adding up to 948 starts.


The Junior Cup, which Cup had debuted last year in the same city, allows shooters that are up to 20 years of age.


MULTI-MEDALLISTS

The competition's multi-medallists were Russia's Evgeniy Ishchenko, Switzerland's Vanessa Hofstetter, and India's Shivam Suhkla.


Ishchenko won the gold in the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, and the silver in the 10m Air Rifle.


Hofstetter came in third in the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions, and the silver in the 10m Air Rifle.

India's Shukla, on his side, pocketed two Gold medals back to back, at the 25m Pistol Men and at the 25m Standard Pistol Men events.




MEDAL STANDINGS


RANK

NAT - Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

Russian Federation

13

4

5

22

2

SUI - Switzerland

5

3

2

10

3

Italy

3

7

5

15

4

India

3

6

5

14

5

USA - United States of America

3

5

 

8

6

Germany

3

2

2

7

7

France

2

3

4

9

8

KOR- Republic of Korea

1

1

3

5

9

Poland

1

1

 

2

10

Japan

1

 

 

1

 

Total

35

32

26

93




Franz Schreiber, ‚Äčthe ISSF Secretary General, was pleased with how the competition went.



"I feel very happy," the Secretary General said. "The competition was excellently prepared, excellently conducted."


"I'ts really a nice atmosphere in Suhl here at the Junior Cup."


Mr. Franz Schreiber said that he liked the "great mood" of everybody at the competition -- juniors, officials, spectators.


"The future are our juniors," Mr. Schreiber added. "The youth is creating our sport, and you can see here very well that juniors have their own ideas of how a final should be conducted."


"If you go here in a final, there's no silence. There's a lot of noise, there's clapping. There's even horns, trumpets, and everything. And the noise is tremendous, but that's the way they like it."


"We should watch them very carefully, and make them the best possible way for the future. The juniors are the ones who create the sport for the future."


This competition made the Secretary General feel positive about the ISSF's role in the next years.


"There are several challenges that we have to fulfill," he said. "But if I look here at the Junior Cup, I dont have fear of the future because the sport is really growing.


"The sport is great, the atmosphere is great -- the future is, as far as we can see, very bright."


The Junior Cup will be back in two months -- a shotgun competition will take place from August 21 to August 30 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


To check out all the results from the Suhl Junior Cup, click here.

Alessandro Ceschi