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17.04.2018

Changwon is ready to host the second stage of this year’s ISSF World Cup Series

ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · Changwon, KOR

More than 800 will participate in the competition, battling in the 15 Olympic shooting events and representing 70 nations. The World Cup will be held in the same venue that will host the ISSF World Championship in all events next September.

After stopping in Guadalajara (MEX) fro the first competition of the season, the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series is about to land in Changwon (KOR), where the ISSF World Cup Stage 2 will take place from the 20th to the 30th of April.

 

A total of 876 athletes from 70 National Olympic Committees will participate, battling in the 15 Olympic shooting events and piling up 1400 starts. The competition will be held in the new Changwon International Shooting Range, the same venue that — from August 31st to September 15th — will host the 52nd ISSF World Championship in all events.

 

It’s the eighth time that the Korean city welcomes an ISSF World Cup stage in the last 15 years, as it previously hosted five stages in Rifle/Pistol events — dated 2003, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 — one in Shotgun events in 2007, and a combined one in 2005.

 

Here’s the schedule of the 15 finals that will be contested in Changwon:

 

Sunday, April 22nd

10m Air Rifle Men at 1:15 pm (UTC+9:00)

10m Air Rifle Women at 5:15 pm

 

Monday, April 23rd

25m Pistol Women at 12:00 pm

10m Air Rifle Mixed Team at 2:00 pm

Trap Women at 4:45 pm

 

Tuesday, April 24th

10m Air Pistol Men at 1:15 pm

Trap Men at 4:15 pm

 

Wednesday, April 25th

10m Air Pistol Women at 12:45 pm

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men at 2:15 pm

Trap Mixed Team at 4:30 pm

 

Thursday, April 26th

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men at 12:15 pm

10m Air Pistol Mixed Team at 2:15 pm

 

Friday, April 27th

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women at 12:45 pm

 

Saturday, April 28th

Skeet Women at 4:30 pm

 

Sunday, April 29th

Skeet Men at 3:00 pm

 

The 2018 ISSF World Cup Series will then travel to Fort Benning (USA), where the following stage is scheduled to take place from May 7th to May 15th.

 

The competition will be streamed live on the ISSF website, on the Federation’s Livestream channel and on its official Facebook page.

 

Live results, news and updates will be available on www.issf-sports.org and on all ISSF social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo and Youku.

Marco Vettoretti

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