The ISSF World Cup Stage 2 kicked-off today in Acapulco (MEX), where more than two-hundred athletes will compete in the five Shotgun events until March 27th.
The Club de Caza, Tiro y Pesca de Acapulco hosted today the opening ceremony of the second stage of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Series. The competition, starting tomorrow and concluding on March 27th, will see more than two-hundred shooters represent thirty-three NOCs and compete in the five Shotgun events.
In front of an international crowd made of shooters, coaches, fans and families, the ISSF President Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña, took the stage.
“I’m extremely glad to welcome you all again to Acapulco and to Mexico,” said Mr. Raña, addressing and honouring a lineup of authorities that included the President of the Mexican Shooting Federation Mr. Jorge Alfonso Peña Soberanis, the ISSF Secretary General Mr. Franz Schreiber, the ISSF Vice-President Mr. Gary Anderson, the Secretary of National Defence, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and other local and international personalities.
“Acapulco is once again the host city of an international Shooting sport competition, it is the fourth time and it won’t be the last,” continued the ISSF President. “Last month in fact, in New Delhi, the International Shooting Sport Federation officially assigned the 2019 ISSF World Cup stages, and it’s a pleasure for me to tell you that in two years from now, Acapulco will welcome this competition once again.”
The ISSF President then asked General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda to officially open the competition: “It is with great honour that here, at 6:37 pm of March 17th, I declare the ISSF World Cup in Acapulco officially opened,” he said.
“I wish all the athletes, the coaches and the judges a fair and healthy competition. Good luck to all of you, thank you!” Concluded Mr. Cienfuegos Zepeda.
The athletes’ oath was finally pronounced by Mexico’s Trap Women shooter Dolores Pachuca Garcia.
News and updates about the competition will be available on issf-sports.org and on the many social media platforms of the Federation: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.
The five finals will be all streamed live on the ISSF website, on its Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.
The ISSF World Cup Stage 2 in Acapulco will deliver the first medals tomorrow in the Trap Women event. The final is scheduled at 4:15 pm (UTC-6:00).