Championships

World Championships

ISSF World Championships All Events

Frequency: every 4 years, two years after the Olympic Games
Last: 50th ISSF World Championship, Munich 2010
Next: 51st ISSF World Championship, Granada 2014

Separate ISSF World Championships Shotgun

Frequency: every 2 years, in the years following Olympic Games and World Championships in all events
Last: Lima 2013
Next: Lonato 2015

Separate ISSF World Championships Running Target

Frequency: Every 4 years, in the year of the Olympic Games
Last: Heinola 2009
Next: Stockholm 2012

Medal winners of ISSF World Championships

Find out all the Medal Winners of ISSF World Championships since the very first editions!

The ISSF World Championships

The ISSF World Championships All Events:
- Are being organizes every 4 years, two years after each Olympic Games.
- Include competitions in all the events supervised by the ISSF, in the four disciplines of Rifle, Pistol, Running Target and Shotgun.
- Include competition in Junior events.

- Include team competitions. Teams are formed by 3 individuals of the same nation competing in the same event.
- Limiting to the Olympic events, the ISSF World Championships can award Olympic Quota Places, and it is therefore considered an Olympic Qualification competition.

The Separate ISSF World Championships Shotgun:
- Are being organized every 2 years, in the years following the Olympic Games and the ISSF World Championships All Events.
- Include competitions in Shotgun events only.
- Include competitions in Junior events.

- Include team cometitions. Teams are formed by 3 individuals of the same nation competing in the same event
- Limiting to the Olympic Events, the Separate ISSF World Championships Shotgun can award Olympic Quota Places, and it is therefore considered an Olympic Qualification competition.

The Separate ISSF World Championships Running Target:
- Are being organized every 4 years, in the year of the Olympic Games.
- Include competitions in Running Target events only.
- Include competitions in Junior events.

- Include team cometitions. Teams are formed by 3 individuals of the same nation competing in the same event

ISSF World Championships All Events - Actual events

EVENT MEN WOMEN  MEN JUNIOR  WOMEN JUNIOR
RIFLE




300m Rifle 3 Positions Men
X



300m Rifle Prone Men
X



300m Standard Rifle Men
X



50m Rifle 3 Positions Men
X

X

50m Rifle Prone Men
X

X

10m Air Rifle Men
X

X

300m Rifle 3 Positions Women

X


300m Rifle Prone Women

X


50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

X

X
50m Rifle Prone Women

X

X
10m Air Rifle Women

X

X





PISTOL




50m Pistol Men
X

X

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men
X

X

25m Center Fire Pistol Men
X

X

25m Standard Pistol Men
X

X

10m Air Pistol Men
X

X

25m Pistol Men Junior


X

25m Pistol Women

X

X
10m Air Pistol Women

X

X





RUNNING TARGET




50m Running Target Men
X

X

50m Running Target Mixed Men
X

X

10m Running Target Men
X

X

10m Running Target Mixed Men
X

X

10m Running Target Women

X

X
10m Running Target Mixed Women

X

X





SHOTGUN




Trap Men
X

X

Double Trap Men
X

X

Skeet Men
X

X

Trap Women

X

X
Double Trap Women

X

X
Skeet Women

X

X


Separate ISSF World Championships Shotgun - Actual events

EVENT MEN WOMEN MEN JUNIOR WOMEN JUNIOR
Trap Men
X

X

Double Trap Men
X

X

Skeet Men
X

X

Trap Women

X

X
Double Trap Women

X

X
Skeet Women

X

X

Separate ISSF World Championships Running Target - Actual events

EVENT MEN WOMEN MEN JUNIOR WOMEN JUNIOR
50m Running Target Men
X

X

50m Running Target Mixed Men
X

X

10m Running Target Men
X

X

10m Running Target Mixed Men
X

X

10m Running Target Women

X

X
10m Running Target Mixed Women

X

X

History of the shooting world championships

After the success of the 1896 Olympics Games the shooting community decided to conduct international shooting matches that came to be known as World Championships. The first championship was held in 1897 in Lyons, France and the 50th edition will be held in Munich, GER in August 2010. The only break in the championships was the two war periods 1915-1920 and 1940-1946.

In 1897 the 300 meter Free Rifle (full bore) was the only event conducted. Four champions were awarded for the 60 shots 3x20 aggregate, and the prone, kneeling and standing sub events. In 1900 the 50 meter Free Pistol event became the first pistol event that was added. Women events were added starting in 1958 and a full junior men and women program included in 1994.

Over the years the championships progressed from the original four events, eight champions (individual and team) in one discipline to the thirty events, 108 champions in four disciplines (rifle, pistol, running target, shotgun) that are included in the current world championships.

ISSF World Championships of Establishing the ISSF, 1907-1915

The first ISSF leaders took their commitment to bring together the shooting federations “of all nations in the world” seriously. A second task was governing and growing its International Matches into World Shooting Championships. During this first era, the Matches were organized every year. 18 annual World Championships were organized between 1897 and 1914.

Year Location Events
1897 Lyon, FRA 300m free rifle 3x40
1898 Turin, ITA 300m free rifle 3x40
1899 Loosduinen, HOL 300m free rifle 3x40
1900 Paris, FRA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1901 Lucerne, SUI 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1902 Rome, ITA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1903 Buenos Aires, ARG 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1904 Lyon, FRA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1905 Brussels, BEL 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1906 Milan, ITA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1907 Zurich, SUI 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1908 Vienna, AUS 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1909 Hamburg, GER 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1910 Loosduinen, HOL 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol
1911 Rome, ITA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1912 Biarritz, FRA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1913 Camp Perry, USA 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1914 Viborg, DEN 300m free rifle 3x40, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle


ISSF World Championships of Reestablishing the ISSF, 1921-1939

The leadership of Daniel Mérillon and L’Union des Sociétés de Tir de France was crucial to the renewal of the ISSF. Daniel Mérillon was re-elected President and the French federation agreed to provide administrative support for the ISSF. The key decision was to revive the International Matches or World Shooting Championships. The next Championship was to be held in conjunction with the French National Matches in Lyon in August 1921.

Year Location Events
1921 Lyon, FRA 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1922 Milan, ITA 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1923 Camp Perry, USA 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1924 Paris, FRA (Riems) 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle women
1925 St. Gall 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1927 Rome, ITA 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle
1928 Loosduinen, HOL 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle (test event)
1929 Stockholm, SWE 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle
1930 Antwerp, BEL 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle
1931 Lwow, POL 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle
1933 Granada, ESP 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle, 25m pistol (test)
1935 Rome, ITA 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle, 25m pistol
1937 Helsinki, FIN 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle, 25m pistol
1939 Lucerne, SUI 300m free rifle, 50m free pistol, 300m army rifle, 50m rifle, 25m pistol


ISSF World Championships of Rebuilding and Expanding the ISSF, 1946-1979

The World Championship program underwent many changes during this period. New events were added while other events were deleted. Most new ISSF events represented efforts to reach out to shooters who participated in shooting events other than traditional ISSF events. Among the new events that were most significant for the ISSF’s future were skeet, which was added in 1958; air rifle, which was added in 1966, and air pistol, which entered the program in 1970. When post World War II restrictions against the ownership of firearms prevented shooting federations from reestablishing their traditional shooting programs, these same shooting traditions were reestablished by using air rifles and later, air pistols. Air guns and their development as high-precision target arms played an especially significant role in the growth of the shooting sports in many nations.

No. Year Location Notes
33 1947 Stockholm, SWE 50/100m rifle “English Match” event added. Service/center-fire 30+30 pistol event added.
34 1949 Buenos Aires, ARG Army rifle position awards were deleted. 100m running deer events were added.
35 1952 Oslo, NOR
36 1954 Caracas, VEN
37 1958 Moscow, URS Women’s 50m 3x30 and English Match 50m rifle events added. Women’s 25m small-bore pistol event added. Junior 50m rifle 3x30 and English Match events added. Men’s skeet event added.
38 1962 Cairo, UAR The English Match became a 60-shot 50-meter event. Junior events were deleted. Women’s trap added.
39 1966 Wiesbaden, FRG Air rifle event added. Men’s standard rifle event added. Women’s rifle events became 50-meter standard rifle, 3x20 and 60 prone events. 300m army rifle was changed to 300m standard rifle. 100m running deer was changed to 50m running boar.
40 1970 Phoenix, USA Women’s air rifle event added. Women’s sport pistol and standard pistol events added. Air pistol men and women events added.
41 1974 Thun, SUI Clay target events were organized in Berne, SUI Women’s standard pistol was deleted.
42 1978 Seoul, KOR Men’s standard rifle event was deleted.


ISSF World Championships of The Modern Era of the ISSF 1980 – 2014

New events were added to the ISSF World Championships program in 1982 and 1990, but the most significant change was the addition of junior men’s and junior women’s events in 1994. ISSF General Regulations recognize 15 junior men’s events and 10 junior women’s events that were added to the program.


No. Year Location Notes
43 1982 Caracas, VEN Organized on the 1954 World Championship range. 300m rifle events were conducted for the first time on electronic targets. A 300m prone rifle event was added.
44 1986 Suhl, GDR With no 300m ranges in the German Democratic Republic, 300m rifle events were organized by the Swedish shooting federation in Skövde, Sweden.
45 1990 Moscow, URS Organized on the same range that hosted the 1958 World Championship and 1980 Olympic shooting. Double trap events were added.
46 1994 Milan, ITA 300m rifle events were organized at Tolmezzo, Italy. Clay target events were conducted at Fagnano, Italy. Junior men’s and junior women’s events were included for the first time.
47 1998 Barcelona, ESP 300m rifle events were conducted at Zaragoza, Spain. King Juan Carlos I presided at the Barcelona opening ceremony.
48 2002 Lahti, FIN A temporary range was erected in the Lahti Sports Stadium for the 25m and 50m events.
49 2006 Zagreb, CRO Existing and temporary ranges in Zagreb and the immediate area hosted all events. The President of the Republic of Croatia, Stepan Mesic, presided at the opening ceremony.
50 2010 Munich, GER The 50th World Shooting Championship will be conducted on ranges that originally hosted the shooting events of the 1972 Olympic Games.
51 2014 Granada, ESP The 51st World Shooting Championship in all events

Separate ISSF World Championships (Running Target and Shotgun), 1933-2011

As part of the ISSF’s effort to support new shooting constituencies, it also sanctioned a series of special World Championships for some of its events. These so-called separate World Championships actually began in 1933 when the ISSF began organizing special trap championships. Cooperative efforts with the Federation Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC) had begun in the 1930s and this relationship encouraged the ISSF to support a growing clay target community. The ISSF relationship with FITASC was renewed in 1951 and ultimately led to the ISSF assuming a lead role in governing amateur clay target events. FITASC was active in promoting live pigeon shooting and trap competitions with large cash prizes so it needed to cooperate with the ISSF to keep trap events on the Olympic and World Championship programs.
 

Year Location Events
1933 Vienna, AUT 1st World Trap Championship
1934 Budapest, HUN Trap
1935 Brussels, BEL Trap
1936 Berlin, GER Trap
1938 Luhacovice, CZE Trap
1939 Berlin, GER Trap
1950 Madrid, ESP Trap and Skeet
1959 Cairo, EGY Trap and Skeet
1961 Oslo, NOR Trap, Skeet and 100m Running Deer
1965 Santiago, CHI Trap and Skeet
1967 Bologna & Pistoia, ITA Trap M&W, Skeet M&W, 50m Running Boar
1969 San Sebastian, ESP Trap M&W, Skeet M&W
1969 Sandviken, SWE 100m Running Deer
1971 Bologna, ITA Trap M&W, Skeet M&W
1973 Melbourne, AUS Trap M&W, Skeet M&W, 50m Running Boar
1975 Munich, FRG Trap M&W, Skeet M&W, 50m Running Boar
1977 Antibes, FRA Trap M&W, Skeet M&W
1979 Montecatini, ITA Trap M&W, Skeet M&W
1979 Linz, AUT 50m Running Boar
1981 Tucumán & Buenos Aires (Mala), ARG Trap M&W, Skeet M&W, 50m Running Boar
1983 Edmonton, CAN Trap M&W, Skeet M&W, 50m Running Boar, 10m Running Target
1985 Montecatini, ITA 13th World Skeet and Trap Championship
1987 Valencia, VEN Trap M&W, Skeet M&W
1989 Montecatini, ITA Trap M, W,MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
1991 Perth, AUS Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
1993 Barcelona, ESP Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
1995 Nicosia, CYP Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
1997 Lima, PER Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
1999 Tampere, FIN
2001 Cairo, EGY Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
2003 Nicosia, CYP Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
2005 Lonato, ITA
2007 Nicosia, CYP Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
2009 Maribor, SLO Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
2011 Belgrade, SRB Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ
2013 Lima, SRB Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Double Trap M, W, MJ, WJ; Skeet M, W, MJ, WJ

Separated ISSF Air Gun World Championships 1979-1991

The ISSF also experimented with separate World Moving Target and World Air Gun Championships as a means of promoting those two sets of events. The need for continuing separate championships in those events ended after the ISSF World Cup program became well established.

Year Location Events
1979 Seoul, KOR 1st World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men Women
1981 Santo Domingo, DOM 2nd World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol and 10m Running Target
1983 Innsbruck, AUT 3rd World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men and Women
1985 Mexico City, MEX 4th World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men and Women
1987 Budapest, HUN 5th World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men Women and Juniors; 10m Running Target Men
1989 Sarajevo, YUG 6th World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men Women and Juniors; 10m Running Target Men
1991 Stavanger, NOR 7th World Air Gun Championship Rifle, Pistol for Men and Women

Events History

The histories of the events, which are conducted in the World Shooting Championship, prove to be very interesting. Over the years events were added, changed and some even removed.

 

Prior to 1982 women competed in the open events, even after women’s only events were established. In 1982, the then "Open" events were re-established as "Men" only events, which meant the women, could only compete in the "Women’s" events.

     

    Rifle events history



    300m Rifle 3 Positions Men and Women

    The Free Rifle 300 meter event was the first event that was conducted in the World Shooting Championships (WSC) in 1897. It is still considered today by many to be the primer event of the championships. In 1897 there were four individual and team championships awarded. There was a 3x40 fired event and non-fired events recognized in prone, standing and kneeling. Throughout it’s long history the free rifle target is only one of two targets that has never been changed except for the addition of an "X" ring.

     

    The championship for prone was dropped after the 1986 championships. The championships for standing and kneeling were dropped after the 1990 championships.

     

    The women’s event was added in 2001 as a 3x20 shot event.

     

    300m Army Rifle

    In 1911 the army rifle, sometimes called the service rifle, event was added to the program. It was a fired 3x20 event with the rifles that were used being the service rifle of the host country. This was changed in 1966. Championships were also awarded in prone, standing and kneeling.. Team championships were not established until 1935.

     

    In 1947 the championships for prone, standing and kneeling were discontinued. 1970 was the last year that the service rifle event was conducted.

     

    300m Standard Rifle Men

    In 1974 the standard rifle 3x20 event was adopted. It consist of 20 shots being fired from the prone, standing and kneeling positions with a championship being awarded for the aggregate score.

     

    300m Rifle Prone Men and Women

    The free rifle prone event was established in 1982. It is a 60 shot course of fire at 300 meters. It is fired on the same target as the free rifle.

     

    The women’s event was added in 2001 as a 60 shot event.

     

    50m Rifle 3 Positions Men

    This event was added to the WSC in 1929. Championships were awarded in the 3x40 aggregate, prone, standing and kneeling events. The only fired event was the 3x40. In 1962 the championship for prone was discontinued. In 1990 the championships for standing and prone were also discontinued leaving only the 3x40 competition.

     

    In the 1958 championships a three position free rifle event was established for women that fired 30 shots in each position. It was conducted again in 1962 and than was discontinued in favor of the standard rifle 3x20 competition.

     

    50m Rifle Prone Men

    The free rifle prone event was first introduced in 1947 and was known as the "English Match". The course of fire was 30 shots at 50 and 100 meters with the championship be awarded for the aggregate score. In 1958 a separate competition for women was conducted in this event but was discontinued in the following championship.

     

    In 1962 the course of fire was changed to 60 shots at 50 meters. At this time a free rifle prone event for women was established but was discontinued in the following championship.

     

    50m Rifle 3 Positions Women

    50m Standard Rifle 3x20

    The 50 meters 3x20 standard rifle event was introduced in 1966. Restrictions were placed on the rifle that eliminated the hooked butt plate and palm rest, which were used on the free rifle. It was declared an open event allowing both men and women to complete in the same event. This open event was discontinued after the 1974 championships.

     

    Also in 1966 a women’s only event was established which was conducted through the 1994 championships.

     

    50m Sport Rifle 3x20

    In 1998 the standard rifle 3x30 event was replaced by the sport rifle 3x20 event. The course of fire remained the same but the new specifications for the rifle allowed for a hooked butt plate and a palm rest.

     

    50m Rifle Prone Women

    50m Standard Rifle Prone

    In 1966 a 50 meter 60 shot prone event was established for the women. It was conducted through the 1994 championships.

     

    50m Sport Rifle Prone

    In 1998 the standard rifle prone event was replaced by the sport rifle event. The course of fire remained the same but the new specifications for the rifle allowed for a hooked butt plate and a palm rest.

     

    10m Air Rifle Men and Women

    The first air rifle championship was conducted in 1970. It was a 40 shot course of fire for both the men and the women. In 1982 the men’s course was increased to 60 shots.

     

    Pistol events history


    50m Pistol Men

    The first pistol event in the world championships was the free pistol that was established in 1900. Throughout it’s long history the free pistol target is only one of two targets that has never been change except for the addition of an "X" ring.

     

    The course of fire is 60 shots fired at a distance of 50 meters.

     

    25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

    Although the rapid fire pistol event was very popular for many years in the Olympic Games it was not introduced into the world shooting championship until 1937. Over the years there were several changes made to this event, but the basic concept of firing a single bullet per target on a series of targets remained the same.

     

    In the championships of 1937 and 1939 there were six targets in the shape of a human figure with no scoring rings, hits only were counted. The course of fire was 3 series of six shots in 8 seconds. Ties were broken by firing an additional six shots in 6 seconds. If a tie still occurred an additional six shots was fired in 4 seconds and if required an additional six shots would be fired in 2 seconds and this time sequence would be repeated until the tie was broken.

     

    In 1948 a human shaped target was inducted with scoring rings. The course of fire was changed to a 60 shot course fired in two stages of 30 shots each. Each stage consisted of 2 series of 5 shots in 8 seconds, 2 series of 5 shots in 6 seconds and 2 series of 5 shots in 4 seconds.

     

    In 1990 the target was changed to a circular shape, the course of fire remained the same.

     

    25m Standard Pistol Men

    The standard pistol championship was first introduced into the WSC in 1970. The course of 60 shots fired in three stages. 20 shots of slow fire consisting of 4 series of 5 shot in 5 minutes, 4 series of 5 shots in 20 seconds and 4 series of 5 shots in ten seconds.

     

    In 1970 standard pistol was also women’s events, but was never conducted in any other championship.

     

    25m Center Fire Pistol Men

    The center fire pistol championship was first conducted in 1947. It consist of 30 shots fired at a circular precision target and 30 shots of rapid fire shooting on a silhouette target

     

    25m Pistol Women

    The 25 meter sport pistol for women was introduced in 1966. It was based on the center fire 30+30 concept but is fired with a .22 caliber pistol.

     

    10m Air Pistol Men and Women

    The first air pistol championship was conducted in 1970. It was a 40 shot course of fire for both the men and the women. In 1982 the men’s course was increased to 60 shots.

     

    Running Target events history


    50m Running Target Men

    Running Target was another event where changes were made to the target and the distance to the target, but maintain the basic concept of the event.

     

    The object of running target is fire a shot at a target as it moves back and forth between two walls. A shot(s) must be fired each time the target is exposed. This is the only international shooting event where optical sights are permitted.

     

    This event had a long history in the Olympic Games prior to it’s introduction in the WSC in 1949. At this time it was called Running Deer as the target was in the shape of a deer. Distance to the target was 100 meters with a 20 meter open where the target would be exposed. The competitors used center fire rifles. There were three events conducted. The first called "Single Runs" as a single shot had to be fired at each exposure of the targets. The second was "Double Runs" where it was required to fire 2 shots at each exposure of the target and the third was an aggregate of a given number of single and double shot runs. In 1952 the single / double run event was dropped.

     

    In an effort to reduce the cost of constructing ranges the running deer event was removed from the program in 1966. At first a target in the shape of a Roebuck was proposed, but eventually was replaced with that of a wild boar. It became known as the Running Boar event. The distance to the target was 50 meters with a 10 meter opening for the exposure of the target. In 1966 one event called "Normal Runs" was conducted. In this event the target was exposed for a 5 seconds, each time that it crossed the opening. The event consisted of 20 shots, 10 from right to left and 10 from left to right.

     

    In the following championship, in 1970, the "Normal Run" event was altered to include "fast runs" which had a target exposure of 2.5 seconds. This became known as the Running Boar 30+30 event.

     

    50m Running Target Mixed Men

    A second event was also added at this time that was referred to as the Running Boar Mixed Runs". This was a 40 shot event consisting 20 slow runs and 20 fast runs that were exposed at a random bases so that the competitor did not know which speed exposed. Today Running Boar is still included in the WSC but it is now called Running Target.

     

    10m Running Target Men

    In 1982 a 10 meter events was added to the WSC. It had a distance of 10 meters to the target with a 2 meter opening and the rifle used is 4.5 mm air rifle. It was a 40 shot event consisting of 20 slow runs and 20 fast runs. The target was a reduce of the 50 meter wild boar target.

     

    In 1990 the number of shots was increased to a total of 60. 30 slow runs and 30 fast runs. The target was changed to two circular targets instead of the figure of the wild boar.

     

    10m Running Target Mixed Men

    In 1994 a 10 meter mixed run event was added to the program.

     

    Shotgun events history

     

    Trap Men and Women

    Trap was first introduced into the WSC in 1929 as a 300 target event at clay targets. In the 1970 championships the course of fire was reduced to 200 targets. In 1990 the 25 target finals was first conducted. In 1994 the number targets was again reduced to 125 targets plus a 25 target final.

     

    The women’s trap event was added 1n 1962 and was a 100 target event. In 1970 it was increased to 150 targets and increased again in 1975 to 200 targets. In 1994 the number of targets was reduced to 125 and reduced again in 1998 to 75 targets plus a 25 target final.

     

    It should be noted the trap event was governed by the "Federation Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportive de Chasse" (F.I.T.A.S.C.) until 1947 when this responsibility was transferred to the UIT.

     

    Skeet Men and Women

    Skeet was first introduced into the World Championships in 1947 as a 100 target event. In the 1952 championships the course of fire was increased to 150 targets. In 1958 the number of targets was again increased to 200. In 1990 the 25 target finals was first conducted. In 1994 to number of targets was reduced to 125 targets plus a 25 target final.

     

    The women’s skeet event was added 1n 1962 and was a 100 target event. In 1970 it was increased to 150 targets and increased again in 1990 to 200 targets. In 1994 the number of targets was reduced to 125 and reduced again in 1998 to 75 targets plus a 25 target final.

     

    Double Trap Men and Women

    In an effort to create a third shotgun event double trap was added to the program in 1990. For the men it was a 200 target event plus a 50 target final.

     

    For the women it was a 140 target event plus a 40 target final. In 1990 the number of targets was reduced to 150 plus a 50 target final for the men and 120 targets plus a 40 target final for the women.