Opening Ceremony

2016 ISSF Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun World Cup in Baku (AZE) opened today

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Baku, AZE

640 athletes will compete in the 15 Olympic Shooting events from today right to the 29th of June, in their last world-scale event before the Games.

The 2016 ISSF World Cup in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events in Baku (AZE) was officially opened today.

640 athletes coming from 80 nations arrived here to compete in the sixth and last world cup stage of the season, which is held at the 2015 European Games shooting venue from the 20th through the 29th of June.

This is the last chance for the best shooters of the world to test their skills on a world-scale event, on their road to Rio 2016. With less than 50 days to go to the Games, the ISSF World Cup in Baku is indeed the largest international shooting competition ahead of the Olympics, and represents a great occasion to prepare for the most important event of the year.

The Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov welcomed the participants to the country, officially opening the competition along with the ISSF Vice-President Vladimir Lisin, the Vice-President of the Shooting Federation of Azerbaijan Republic Hafiz Jafarov, and the Secretary General of the Shooting Federation of Azerbaijan Republic Emin Jafarov.

The first medals of the stage will be assigned tomorrow (June 22) at the women’s Trap Final, scheduled to be conducted at 17.30 (local time). The competition will continue the following day (June 23) with the women’s 10m Air Pistol final (11.00), the men’s 10m Air Rifle final (13.00) and the men’s Trap final (15.00).

All the matches will be broadcasted live on

Marco Dalla Dea


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