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World Cup competitions of pistol shooting at three distances kick off in Gabala

Gabala. Elvin Yaqubov - APA. World Cup competitions in Olympic shooting are continuing at Gabala Archery and Trap Shooting Complex.

APA's local bureau reports that on Aug.10, competitions of women’s pistol shooting at 10m- and 25m distances, and men’s pistol shooting at 50m distance kicked off. Azerbaijani female athletes Nigar Nasirova, Zarifa Gasimova, Khayala Huseynli, Leyla Mirzazade, Rubabe Guluzade, Ulviyya Eyvazova, male athletes Ulfan Akhundov, Elvin Astanov, Mammadali Abdullayev and Rasul Mammadov will compete in the tournaments.

 

More than 50 Olympic Games medalists compete in the World Cup competitions. Over 100 athletes are the winners of world championships. Among the athletes, there are three- or four-time Olympic champions as well. Organized by the Gabala Shooting Club and Azerbaijan Shooting Federation in partnership with the National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the event brings together nearly 2000 athletes from 100 countries. Athletes are competing in 7 shooting sports for 34 licenses to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 27 athletes represent our country in the competitions.

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