Opening Ceremony

The ISSF World Cup officially opened in Guadalajara

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Guadalajara, MEX

Local and international authorities, officials and athletes all gathered at the Club Cinegetico Jalisciense for the opening ceremony of the first competition of the season.

The ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara officially opened today at the Club Cinegetico Jalisciense, where the opening ceremony took place at the presence of local and international authorities — including the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee, Mr. Carlos Padilla Becerra — plus a wide representative of officials and athletes.


“I warmly welcome you all to this ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara,” opened the ISSF President, Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña. “I would like to thank you all for being here, and to thank the state of Jalisco and its authorities for having us. My best wishes to all the participants!”


The President of the Federacion Mexicana de Tiro y Caza, Mr. Jorge Alfonso Peña Soberanis added: “It’s a great honour for us to be here in Guadalajara, Mexico, twenty-six years after the first ISSF World Cup was held in our country’s capital, Mexico City.”


“Once again, I would like to welcome you all, authorities, officials, shooters and fans, to the  beautiful city of Guadalajara and to this beautiful venue!” he concluded.


The parade of the flags of the 50 participating countries opened the following celebrations, which included typical Mexican exhibitions of dance and music.


The ISSF World Cup Stage 1 will take place in Guadalajara until March 11th. Two finals were conducted today — the men’s 10m Air Pistol and women’s 10m Air Rifle — while two more will take place tomorrow: the 10m Air Rifle Men, scheduled at 12:30 pm (UTC+6:00), and the 10m Air Pistol Women, starting at 1:45 pm.


Most of the finals will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel, on its official Facebook page and on the Olympic Channel.


Live results of the competition, news and updates will be available on and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti