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12.06.2018

ISSF launches the World Tour Target Sprint

Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain will host the three legs of the inaugural Target Sprint competition series in 2018, ahead of the 2nd ISSF World Championship Target Sprint to be held in Changwon (KOR) in September.

Following the success of the 2017 ISSF World Championship Target Sprint in Suhl, the International Shooting Sport Federation launches the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint. The new competition series is designed to foster the development of the new “Sport for All” discipline, that combines running and 10m Air Rifle shooting.

 

The World Tour will touch three European countries through its inaugural edition, this year: Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain.

 

The Organizing Committees of the Tour are supported by the ISSF both logistically and technically, with the implementation of the venues — which in some cases will be installed in the city centres — and of the events.

 

Within the frame of the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint, local Organizing Committees will also conduct national competitions and open events. Separate events will be organized for Men, Women and Junior athletes, along with Team and Mixed Team competitions. The aim is to promote the diffusion of the new discipline both at international and national level, and to support grassroots development.

 

The first step of the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint — the German Open — will be held in Suhl (GER) between June 22nd and June 24th, 2018. The Dutch Open will follow in Arnhem (NED) between June 29th and June 30th, 2018, while the British Open will be organized in Bristol (GBR) between the 5th and the 7th of October, 2018.

 

The 2018 Target Sprint season will then see its highlight in September, when the 2nd ISSF World Championship Target will be organized in occasion of the 52nd ISSF World Championship in Changwon (KOR) taking place from August 31 to September 15th, 2018.

 

The ISSF encourages all Member Federations who are interested in entering their teams in one or all the ISSF World Tour Target Sprint legs, or in the 2nd ISSF World Championship Target Sprint, to contact munich@issf-sports.org.

ISSF Press Office