ISSF World Cup: 2019 Series Kicks-Off In New Delhi

by
posted on February 22, 2019
issf-world-cup-india-2019-1.jpg
There will be 500 shooters representing 60 countries in 10 Olympic rifle and pistol events at the first ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) World Cup of the 2019 season, which began Thursday, February 21, at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi, India.

This marks the third time an ISSF match has been held in New Delhi since 2017.

Competitive shooters will face off in 10 rifle and pistol events, and the ISSF says that there will be wide television coverage of the event. Approximately 78 countries spanning four continents can follow the competition live.

Some controversy has marred the event, however. Indian authorities denied entry visas to Pakistani athletes who were to compete at the New Delhi ISSF World Cup.

According to an ISSF press release dated Friday, February 22, the IOC (International Olympic Committee), following the principle of non-discrimination, made the difficult decision to revoke the Olympic qualification status of the Men's 25 Meter Rapid Fire Pistol event. (This is the event the Pakistani athletes were going to compete in.)

The IOC has stated that the ISSF has to make a proposal on how the two quotas in Rapid Fire Pistol will be redistributed.

The ISSF is the governing body for Olympic shooting events conducted throughout the world, with 160 affiliated national federations.

Learn more by visiting the ISSF website at ISSF-Sports.org.

Latest

Adkins Sam 1
Adkins Sam 1

A Competitor’s Story: Sam Adkins

Junior shooter Sam Adkins will compete for the Kentucky Wildcats rifle team as a freshman this fall.

U.S. Shotgun Team Captures Four Medals At ISSF Porpetto Junior World Cup

Junior U.S. Shotgun Team secures four medals at the 2024 ISSF Porpetto Junior World Cup Shotgun, including two golds.

Seven Popular Firearm Brands For USPSA Production Division

Competitor survey data from the 2023 USPSA Handgun Nationals included the seven most popular firearms manufacturers for Production shooters.

Olympic Gold Medalist Launi Meili Speaks At CMP First Shot Ceremony

Launi Meili, an Olympic gold medalist and the Air Force Academy head rifle coach, fired her gold-plated 1907 Standard rimfire rifle to kick off the 2024 CMP National Matches at Camp Perry on July 15.

NRA Conducts Pistol, Smallbore ‘Championship Of Champions’ At Quantico: 1948 National Matches

When Congress failed to provide funds for the 1948 National Matches, NRA ensured there would be a national shooting competition by holding a pistol and smallbore championship at Quantico, Va.

Champions Crowned At 2024 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship

Brody Lenington topped the 2024 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship leaderboard to win the overall title, while Madelyn Coats picked up the women’s individual title.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.