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The 2016 ISSF season closes in Rome with the Shotgun World Cup Final

ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun · Rome, ITA

The Valle Aniene Shotgun Range will host the best shooters of the 2016 ISSF World Cup Series, the Rio 2016 medallists and the holders of the 2015 World Cup Final titles.

More than seven months after the 2016 season kicked-off, the ISSF World Cup Final in Shotgun events is about to seal it, awarding its five seasonal title in Rome (ITA). The competition will take place from the 10th to the 16th of October.

 

A total of 57 shooters will participate, representing 26 nations and piling up 57 starts in the five events. The first title will be awarded on Wednesday, October 12th.

 

Here’s the schedule of the five semifinals:

 

Wednesday 12th

Double Trap Men at 1:30 PM (UTC+2)

Skeet Women at 3:00 PM

 

Thursday 13th

Skeet Men at 2:00 PM

 

Friday 14th

Trap Women at 3:00 PM

 

Saturday 15th

Trap Men at 2:00 PM

 

To qualify for the ISSF World Cup Final, athletes had to earn points all along the 2016 ISSF World Cup Series, which took place in Nicosia (CYP), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), San Marino (SMR) and Baku (AZE).

 

Also qualified for the competition are the Rio 2016 Olympic Games medal winners and the holders of the 2015 ISSF World Cup Final titles.

 

Among the participants, Italy’s four-time Trap Men Olympic medallist Giovanni Pellielo will shoot on his home turf, along with Skeet Olympic Champions Diana Bacosi and Gabriele Rossetti.

 

Women’s Trap Olympic Gold medallist Catherine Skinner of Australia will also aim at the seasonal title, also competing with his own teammate Emma Elizabeth Cox, Gold medallist at this year’s World Cup stage in San Marino.

 

The five semifinal and the related medal matches will be live streamed on the ISSF’s website and on the Federation’s Livestream channel.

 

News and updates about the ISSF competitions will be available on the Federation’s website and on its social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti