News

06 June 2018

In Memoriam

Björn Schullström, Sweden. 1930 – 2018

The shooting world has lost one of its most dedicated leaders. The ESC Honorary Member Björn Schullström passed away on 5th June 2018 at the age of 87.

Schullström held different leading positions within the Swedish Shooting Sport Federation from 1961 – 1996 when he was awarded the unique title Honorary President. His international engagement was likewise strong and long lasting. Björn was elected to the UIT (today ISSF) Council in 1972 and became vice president 1980. When he retired in 1994 Schullström was appointed ISSF Honorary Member.

For the athletes and member federations of ESC Björn Schullström was a well known and devoted leader, elected as Presidium member in 1973, ESC Vice President in 1985 and ESC President in 1989. At his retirement in 1993 he was appointed ESC Honorary Member.

Many shooting friends around the world are mourning a great personality and hard working leader. Our thoughts go to his wife Ingegerd and his children Staffan and Christina and their families.