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UAE- 2019 ISSF Shotgun World Cup gets underway in Al Ain



(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

AL AIN, 7th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The ISSF Shotgun World Cup has officially been opened in Al Ain today. It is the second stage of the 2019 ISSF World Cup Shotgun series.

Competitions will continue till 15th April under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The competition is taking place at the shooting range of the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. More than 526 athletes from 71 nations will compete not only for the medals but for the eight Quota Places available for Tokyo-2020. Two quotas in each of the individual Olympic events can be won: Trap Men, Trap Women, Skeet Men and Skeet Women. 48 mixed pairs will take part in another Olympic event - the Trap Mixed Team competition.

President of the International Shooting Sport Federation,ISSF, Vladimir Lisin, President of Asian Shooting Confederation Sheikh Ali Al Khalifa, President of Emirates Equestrian Federation Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi as well as other representatives of Arab and international shooting federations, attended the opening ceremony.

ISSF World Cup Shotgun · Al Ain, UAE The ISSF Shotgun World Cup has officially been opened. It is the second stage of the 2019 ISSF World Cup Shotgun series.

The competition will take place at the shooting range of the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. 430 athletes from 71 nations will compete not only for the medals but for the eight Quota Places available for Tokyo-2020. Two quotas in each of the individual Olympic events can be won: Trap Men, Trap Women, Skeet Men and Skeet Women. 48 mixed pairs will take part in another Olympic event – the Trap Mixed Team competition. The expected total number of starts is 526.

The live TV broadcasting from Al Ain has been arranged by the ISSF and the Organizing Committee. It will be available all over the world. Several Finals will be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel. Live streaming will be provided on all digital platforms.

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UAE- 2019 ISSF Shotgun World Cup gets underway in Al Ain

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