European Shooting Confederation The organization of the European Shooting Championships was decided at the Congress of The International Shooting Union held in Helsinki in 1952 European Shooting Confederation Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:00:00 +0300 en-en Glory for Gloria Györ woke up a little bit misty, landscape have changed his color to white. It had snowed a little bit during the night, temperature – 3 C only. Traffic on the street was surprisingly active. Audi Aréna woke up quickly, when athletes and coaches rushed to their rooms and range. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Maximillian made maximum Sunday’s second competition and final was the 10m Air Rifle Men Youth. It was an excellent shooting show from young athletes. It looked quite long time that the winner would be the Russian Grigorii Shamakov but in the last competition shot German Maximillian Ulbrich made an excellent 10.4 hit when Shamakov managed to hit only 9.8. It meant that they both had the same result 247.1, and the shoot-off was a reality. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Jason Solari was the strongest in 10m Air Pistol Men Youth Swiss Jason Solari won the 10m Air Pistol Men Youth competition in Györ. At same time he won a quota place to Italy. Solari was the last who reached the final place from the Qualification. This final showed once again that it is necessary firstly to reach the final place and the final is then another new competition. So it was also today. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Anastasiia Dereviagina was superior in 10m Air Rifle Women Youth finals The last competition of the first competition day was the 10m Air Rifle Women Youth competition. There were 44 athletes who competed from three last YOG quota places in Györ. The best of the qualification was Italian Sofia Benetti with the result of 416.9. Russian Anastasia Deregeviagina was second only 0.4 points behind. The next final place winners were Estonian Sigrit Juhkam, Czech Karolina Brabkova, Russian Polina Bolotkova, French Marine Jeannot, Hungarian Lalita Gaspar and Polish Zuzanna Wiktoria Bober. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Youth Olympic Games Qualifications will open the European Championship 10m in Györ The European Championship is nearby to start. The first competition is the 10m Air Pistol and Air Rifle Women Youth and Men Youth competitions on Sunday18th February. The Youth Olympic Games will be competed in Buenos Aires Argentina on the 6th -18th October 2018. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Györ is a sport city One day to go for starting. Young people are pushing a roller cage full of indoor plants. After a while they have ready one mixed zone. It looks nice. At final range Sius experts are finalizing their targets. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Follow the Championship live! Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and Germany have entered the biggest number of athletes. What country will be the leader in public interest to the Championship? Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The European Championship in Györ can set a record in participation The 2018 European Championship 10m can set a record in participation. 48 Member Federations are supposed to send athletes to Györ, Hungary, to compete for the medals of the first major ESC event of the year! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The 2018 season is on start! The 2018 season in Europe is on start with a lot of different competitions in many countries. The first European Championship in the year will take place in Györ, Hungary. It begins on February 18 with Continental Qualification for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. 12 young European athletes will earn their first in life Olympic Quota Places! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Best wishes from the European Shooting Confederation! Season's Greetings from the European Shooting Confederation. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 SIUS European Youth League 2018 IS ON THE WAY The 10th edition of the SIUS European Youth League – SIUS EYL is on the way. Time has come to register the teams of young Rifle and Pistol athletes 14-18 years of age for this very special competition. It all starts with the elimination period 1st January – 15th March, followed by the Regional Qualification. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Eight Mixed Team Events are proposed for the 2019 European Games program The ESC has proposed to include 8 Mixed Team events in the program of the 2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Besides three Olympic Mixed Team events in 10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol and Trap, the ESC proposal includes the Mixed Teem events in 25m Pistol, 50m Pistol, 50m Prone Rifle, Skeet and Double Trap. Together with the 12 individual Olympic events in Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun the total number of events in the Shooting program of the 2nd European Games is expected to be 20. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Elena Allen - new Chair of the ESC Athletes Committee Elena Allen, three times Olympian and winner of three medals at the ISSF World Championship in Skeet, has been unanimously elected Chairman of the ESC Athletes Committee by members of the Committee. The voting took place during the meeting in Munich on February 18, 2017. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The 2018 European Championship 10m in Györ will be on TV and in Internet The 2018 European Championship 10m in the city of Györ, Hungary, will be on TV and in Internet. The Organizing Committee has already done all necessary arrangements for TV and Internet coverage of the Championship and all necessary commitments have been reached between the Hungarian Shooting Federation, the European Shooting Confederation and the European Broadcasting Union. Each Member Federation has a real opportunity to promote the shooting sport, the athletes and the sponsors. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Minsk-2019 will witness the first class shooting competitions Shooting will be one of the most representative sports in the program of the 2nd European Games. It has been confirmed during the visit of the ESC delegation to Minsk, Belarus, where the competitions will take place from 21st till 30th of June, 2019. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy and Hungary won the 9th Final of the SIUS European Youth League Young athletes from all over Europe gathered in Osijek/Croatia during the weekend of 19-22 October 2017 to celebrate the Final of the 9th edition of the SIUS European Youth League. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 9th Final of the SIUS European Youth League – EYL 16 teams from 12 countries have travelled to Osijek in Croatia to compete for the medals and trophies of this popular and special league for young athletes 14-18 years of age. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE FOXLODGE COMPLEX PASSED THE EXAM WITH EXCELLENT NOTES The 2017 ISSF World Championship Shotgun opened for the shooting community a new superb facility - the FOXLODGE complex in Moscow Region, Russia. All participants of the Championship were amazed by the infrastructure of the facility and the organizational level of the event. Mr. Robert Mitchell, the ISSF Executive Board member, who has been involved in different capacities in organization and celebration of the ISSF supervised competitions since 1986 said, for example, that it was the best organized World Championship ever. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE RANDOM AMMUNITION TEST DONE DURING THE 2017 ISSF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOTGUN The random ammunition test was done during the 2017 ISSF World Championship Shotgun that is currently taking place at the ranges of Foxlodge complex in Moscow Region, Russia. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE 2017 ISSF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOTGUN IN RUSSIA IS ON THE WAY 640 athletes from 76 countries are participating in the 2017 ISSF World Championship Shotgun that is taking place at the ranges of the Foxlodge shooting complex in Moscow Region, Russia. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE 2017 ISSF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOTGUN IN RUSSIA WILL BE LIVE ON TV! The 2017 ISSF World Championship Shotgun that is due to start on August 31 at the ranges of the Foxlodge Shooting Complex, Moscow Region, Russia, will be broadcasted live by TV. All necessary arrangements have been done by the Organizing Committee, the European Broadcasting Union and the International Shooting Sport Federation. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 6 SHOOTERS FORM PART OF THE NEW ESC ATHLETES COMMITTEE The new ESC Athletes Committee has been formed. As a result of the nomination procedure and elections during the European Championship in Baku it is composed of 6 athletes - 2 representatives of Shotgun, 2 representative of Pistol and 2 representatives of Rifle. Gender equality in each of the disciplines has been respected. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Emil Martinsson corrected his mistake and won gold in 50m Running Target Mixed The last day in the city of wind and fire, Baku Azerbaijan. Last competition 50m Running Target Men and Men junior. Weather as beautiful as earlier, the wind was minimum when entered from bus to the Baku Shooting Centre. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The European Championships were officially closed in Baku – next time in Györ, Hungary The Closing Ceremony of 2017 Baku European Championships was organized just right after the awarding ceremony. ESC Presidium member Wilhelm Grill thanked the Organising Committee of Baku, Competition Director Emin Jafarov and all volunteers. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 France is best in Skeet Mixed Teams Competition Twenty mixed teams competed from the European Championship in Baku in the last shotgun event. The weather was probably warmest during the competition week. The Qualification competed in the morning and under the afternoon burning sun were the semi-finals and finally medal matches. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Austrian Bernard Pickl won gold with better number of inner tens before Finnish Juho Kurki European Championships in rifle events finished with the 300 m Standard Rifle Men Competition. You could already see and feel a long week of competing in challenging conditions on the faces of athletes. The weather was not today as hot and windy as yesterday, or it felt so. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Denmark climbed up to the top of Skeet World with Birklykke’s World Record The Skeet Junior Men finished with new World and European Record made by Danish Johan Birklykke. Birklykke’s performance was amazing. He started strongly by making clear hits. Only when he was shot 12 stages he missed once. He missed totally only five clays in the very difficult conditions. Birklykke beat Italian Elia Sdruccioli finally by two clays Birklykke’s World Record result is now 55 in the finals, Sdruccioli 55. The Bronze Medal travelled also to Denmark with Emil Petersen with result of 42. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Turkish Yusuf Dikec climbed to the highest podium at the awarding of the 25 Center Fire Pistol Monday, the last day of July woke up as windy or even windier as yesterday. Flags were flying straight in the wind. Inside the main building you did not have any idea of the wind, but when going out you had to take care of your cap. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 French Alexis Raynard reclaims the in 300m 3 Positions Men competition The wind blew in the rifle range with the same speed as before. That didn’t surprise the athletes. But when looking the result list there were familiar names who have been shooting long time in all kind of conditions. The winner was this time Alexis Raynaud from France. His kneeling was 391, prone 395 and standing 381, total winning result 1167. Silver medal winner was Hungarian Istvan Peni who beat his team mate Peter Sidi with two points. The silver medal result of Istavn Peni was 1163. Yesterday winner Jan Lochbihler (1158) was finally fourth. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Russian Anton Stakhov leads the Skeet Men after 75 clays Men and Men junior skeet shooters started their own competition today with 75 clays. In the lead of 75 clays Anton Astakhov from Russian Federation. He missed only one clay(74/75) in challenging conditions. Stefan Nilsson from Sweden and Hakon Svavarsson from Iceland hit 73 clays. The same amount of hit made also three other athletes: Dimitris Konstantiinou (CYP), Cabriele Rosetti(ITA) and Milos Slavicek (CZE). 72 clays broken six athletes. In the team competition Russian Federation (218) keeps to top place with the difference of three clays before France(215) and Italy (215)The competition continues tomorrow morning. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy ruled the Skeet Women Team competition Monday’s last competition was the Skeet Women Team Competition. After the quarter and semi-finals Italy and Ukraine had solved their road to the Gold Match, Cyprus and Poland to the Bronze Match. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Gambling with the wind in 300m shooting Sunday morning 30th of June woke up as usual sunny but very windy. The wind is strongest during this week and it blows from the north and suits perfectly to the shooting ranges. It is probably the most difficult direction here in Baku, if believing Rajmond Debevec and I believe. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Pavlo Korostylov through the difficulties to World Record in 25m Standard Pistol Men The wind didn’t disturb the pistol shooters so badly as the 300m rifle shooters, but they had also exciting moments with wind anyway. The 25m Standard Pistol Champion Ukrainian Pavlo Korostylov won and shot a new World and European Record which is now 581. He won the silver medallist German Christian Reitz (574)with seven points. The bronze medal winner was Russian Alexei Klimov(573). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Women fought against the wind in 300m Rifle Women 3 Positions competition as well It was nearly same kind of gambling with wind in Women’s 3 position competition as in 300m Rifle Men Prone competition. The difference was that there was warmer as in men’s competition while sun was already high in the sky. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 One new world record and 16 clays shoot off in Skeet events Sunday’s last two shotgun events were Skeet Women Junior and Skeet Women competitions. After a long and hot, windy day the athletes came last time together to the finals. The wind blew as rough as in the morning but didn’t look to disturb the Women Juniors. Greek Artemis Kaefalidou showed her skill by winning the European Championship with final result 46 which is a new World and European Record. She beat Russian Elena Bukhonova by 3 clays. Third was Italian Francesca Del Prete with result of 35 clays. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Sweden 300m Women Rifle shooters cleaned nearly the whole award table The title tells nearly all what happened in 300m Rifle Prone competition, but still the all. Anyway Sweden women shooters started their job on 300m rifle shooting in very strong way. Elin Åhlin was the best, Anna Normann third and Marie Enqvist fourth. Sweden won of course the team competition. The only who break the total triumph of Sweden was Austrian Olivia Hofmann by winning silver. But it was not an easy job! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Superior win and great emotions at 25m Pistol Men Junior “This was very hard and exciting competition for me. I was ever so excited; hearth was nearly jump out from my body. A lot of pressure. When the competition was over and I recognized that I won the European Championship I couldn’t stop my tears falling down. That moment was so full of emotion so much”, described the new European Champion Ernests Erbs. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Monika Karsch entered step by step to the European Championship 25m Pistol Women Final was triumph of Monika Karsch. In the Qualification she was seventh but it didn’t disturb her at all. She was qualified into the Finals. The best of the Qualification was Olympic Gold winner Anna Korakaki (GRE) with the result of 587(292+295). Karsch shot 582 (287+295). The other athletes who achieved the place for finals were Marta Grozdeva (BUL-585), Antoaneta Boneva (BUL-585), Zorana Arunovic (SRB-585), Klaudia Bres (POL- 585), Heidi Diethelm Gerber (SUI-584) and Sylvia Steiner (AUT-582). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Tiny and slight Miroslava Mincheva was strongest in 25m Pistol Women Junior In 25m Pistol Women Junior Bulgarian Miroslava Mincheva was probably the slightest but finally the strongest in the final. She beat Czech Anna Dedova with result 33-30. Gold for Mincheva, silver to Dedova. The bronze won Hungarian Veronika Major (25), who also shoots Running Target. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Tears of joy were seen after the Youth Olympic Games Qualifications During the seventh competition day it was competed also the 10m Air Rifle Women Youth (YOG) Qualifications in Air Rifle and Air Pistol. The YOG will be organised next summer in Argentina and Europe has six quotas in Junior Women and Junior Men per event. Into the rifle competition participated 34 young athletes. From the Qualification the place for the Finals solved Anna Janssen (420.6-GER), Johanna Tripp (415.0 GER), Viivi Kemppi(414.9 -FIN), Marija Kolarevic (414.8-SRB), Tatiana Kharkova (413.4 – RUS), Polina Bolotkova (413.4 – RUS) and Viktoria Hurai (413.2 – HUN). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Italy dominated in the Trap Mixed Team Competition Last competition under the burning sun on Friday was the Trap Mixed Team Competition. 25 five teams participated to this competition which has the official title of European Championship. The team consists of two persons – female and male. Country can send max two team to the competition. After the qualification the competition continues like cup where are quarter and semi finals and finally Bronze Match and Gold Match. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Second Gold medal to McIntosh family McIntosh family may be the happiest shooting family at moment while the younger sister Seonaid McIntosh won the European Champions title and gold medal for their family in Baku today. Seonaid’s older sister Jennifer won gold medal also a couple days before in 50m Rifle Prone Women. Today was Seonaid’s Triumph in 50m Rifle 3 Position Competition. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Finnish Vili Kopra for Gold in Trap Junior with new Juniors World Record The Eyes of the Finnish were today brighter than until before. And the reason was of course Vili Kopra who won his first European Championship and the team got silver in team competition. Vili’s victory was nearly superior while won gold with the difference of six clays before Italian Teo Petroni. The Qualification winner, Italian Emanuele Buccolieri got bronze. Vili Kopra made a new World and European Record in Final which is now 41 clays. Petroni hit 35 clays and Buccolieri 28. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Shcherbatsevich won his second gold Today it was turn of the Rifle 3 Position Men Competition. In the Qualification the best was Belarussian Yury Shcherbatsevich (1165). Others who solved from the Qualification their place were following athletes: Croatian Petar Gorsa (1158), Bulgarian Anton Rizov (1157), Austrian Alexander Schirl (1157), Hungarian Istvan Peni (1157). Norwegian Odd Arne Brekne(1156), Ukrainian Serhiy Kulish and Finnish Juho Kurki (1154). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Trap Men & Men Junior. Day 1. The Trap Men and Men Juniors started their game today 26th July. The weather was as nice as it has been all the time: temperature only 28-29C but the wind is as strong as it has been all time, probably even stronger. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 New team competition in Trap Women was a super success The ESC has taken seriously the IOC 2020 programme and wants to be forerunner in developing shooting sport more exciting and more attractive where the spectators and also athletes feel the real sports spirit and where they can feel the feeling of three musketeers; one for each, each for one. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Nepejchal's triumph in Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior The Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior Competition was a great Triumph of Filip Nepejchal. His beginning was very difficult. After the Kneeling he was only on the 6th place. At prone he did not look going well at all while he dropped to 7th place at final. But when the last position (standing) started he started to turn also in different direction. Slowly but surely he was acting like a hunting puma who has seen an antelope. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Sukhanov won gold in 25m rapid fire pistol men The 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men was duel of two excellent pistol shooter: Russian Nikita Sukhanov and Estonian Peeter Olesk. In the final these two stepped nearly with the same hits. If the other managed to make 5 hits, so did the other. If other missed one more than the other, in next serie he corrected it immediately. Finally Sukhanov was sharper (5 hits) and took the win. When asking his shooting he only said that he was lucky and succeeded a little better than Olesk (2 hits). Sukhanov won Olesk at the final 33-30. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Women Trap ended to the Victory dance of Arianna Perilli in Baku The Women Trap was an excellent competition with excellent athletes. The athletes made a good show which finally finished to the shoot off between Arianna Perilli from San Marino and Russian Ekaterina Rabaya when shooting both 37 hits. Finally Arianna Perilli managed to one more clay and won Rabaya 4-3 in shoot off. The Bronze medal travelled to Finland with Bejing Olympic Gold medallist Satu Mäkelä Nummela. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE 2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IS UNDER WAY The 2017 European Championship in Baku has started with 939 participants from 43 countries. 1373 starts are expected not counting the gender Mixed Team events in Trap, Skeet and 300m shooting. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300