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6th ISSF World Cup Stage of the Year opened in Munich: 900 athletes to participate in 10 Rifle and Pistol events

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol · Munich, GER

With a record participation of more than 900 athletes, the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Munich, Germany, kicks off today. The first medals will be assigned tomorrow, all the finals will be broadcasted live on www.issf-sports.org

The 2015 ISSF Wolrd Cup Series lands in Munich, Germany, where a record-breaking number of 901 participating athletes coming from 87 countries will compete in the 10 Olympic Rifle and Pistol events from the 27th of May through the 1st of June.

 

105 medals and 78 Olympic quota places have already been assigned at the first five ISSF World Cup Stages of the season, held in Acapulco (MEX), Al Ain (UAE), Changwon (KOR), Larnaca (CYP) and Fort Benning (USA). Thirty more medals, and 24 Rio 2016 Olympic qualification spots, will be distributed here in Munich, the capital of Rifle and Pistol shooting.

 

The competitions will be held at the well-known 1972 Olympic Shooting Range in Hochbrucke, which hosted a some 25 ISSF World Cup Stages since 1986. The venue will also be the location of this year's ISSF World Cup Final in Rifle and Pistol events, which will take place in a few months, from September 1st to September 7th.

The first medals of the Stage will be assigned tomorrow, Thursday 28th of May, at the end of the 10m Air Rifle Men and Women finals scheduled to take place at 13.30 and 17.00 (GMT+2), respectively.

 

All the final matches will be broadcasted live, via internet, through the ISSF Website www.issf-sports.org and on the Livestream platform.

 

Check the schedule of the events on the ISSF website

 

Marco Dalla Dea, Marco Vettoretti