Members of ISSF Athletes Committee

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The athletes committee consists of a chairman and six members. Its objective is to gather information and opinions from athletes on their needs and problems and to establish a direct link with the athletes within the ISSF. The committee coordinates activities with Athletes Committees of other international federations; it strives for the best possible conditions for the training, accommodation and living conditions for the athletes and supports the fight against doping and drugs.

Another key role of this committee is the improvement of communication amongst athletes in order to create clear information flows regarding all important aspects that involve the wellbeing of athletes. By collecting comments, opinions and proposals from athletes the committee has the opportunity to make recommendations to the ISSF Administrative Council.

The Athletes Committee members are present during most ISSF supervised competitions and can be contacted at all times directly under

New ISSF Athletes Committee: message to all athletes

Dear Fellow Athletes,

Greetings from the ISSF Athletes Committee!  We are grateful to all of you for the trust you have put in us with our recent election.

At the very outset, we would like to reiterate that athletes are at the heart of the ISSF and our goal is to make the Athletes Committee an inclusive open forum.
All suggestions, ideas and concepts will be given due weight and will be discussed in a transparent democratic fashion at the meetings of the ISSF Athletes Committee. The first meeting is scheduled for early 2015. We would like everyone to empower themselves and enrich us with their rich experience. Being athletes, we want our community's concerns to be of prime importance and would request all of you to communicate and help make a more inclusive organization.
The members of the ISSF Athletes Committee are present during most ISSF supervised competitions. Please also feel free to communicate with us at all times by email to

Important Information for all athletes: Kinesio Taping

Dear Athletes,

Further to the impressive presentation made before it by the ISSF Athletes Committee in the course of its Munich meeting in November 2015, the ISSF Medical Committee has gone to great effort and given great attention to the issue of the use kinesiotape in shooting sport. ...

Please find the complete letter here.

ISSF Athlete’s Handbook

The ISSF has launched the ISSF Athlete’s Handbook, a useful guide for shooting sport athletes on various aspects related to their career and life, in a step taken to assist athletes in handling the rigours of the sport. 

The Handbook is available for download at this link (click to download) 

ISSF Safeguarding Policy

ISSF now has a “Safeguarding Policy”. It is a set of guidelines that are in place, notably at all ISSF supervised competitions, to ensure that all ISSF athletes and competition officials compete and work in an environment that is free from abuse and harassment.

Members of ISSF athletes committee

Chairman of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Kimberly Rhode

USA Shooting



Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Elena Allen

British Shooting Limited


Email: (Federation)

Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Daniele Di Spigno

Federazione Italiana Tiro a Volo


Email: (Federation)

Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Petar Gorsa

Ul. Lucica XXXII, 21
CRO - 23234 Vir


Phone: +385 (99) 7920988

Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Olena Kostevych

Alleitenweg 45/6
AUT - 4030 Linz


Phone: +43 (677) 61775783 (Private)
Phone: +380 (44) 2891253 (Federation)
Mobile: +380 980593514
Email: (Federation)
Web: (Federation)

Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Christian Reitz

Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Str. 35
GER - 93053 Regensburg


Phone: +49 (611) 468070 (Federation)
Mobile: +49 (176) 62204527 (Private)
Email: (Federation)
Web: (Federation)

Member of the ISSF Athletes Committee

Cassio Cesar Rippel

Brazilian Shooting Sport Confederation


Email: (Federation)


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