Bronze for Anna Normann (SWE) in R8 Women’s 3p

Message from our special reporter Liam Crawford (IRL)at the Para Shooting World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates:
Our CISM friend Anna Normann of Sweden in the R8 Women’s 50m Rifle – 3p here in Al Ain, UAE. Her first WSPS Final; Anna Normann won the Bronze medal!

Those who have been attending the CISM Regional in Thun, Switzerland 2017 will be aware of Anna limping to the winners podium. Unfortunately, her foot injury is not getting better. Anna has been classified this week as an SH1a Paralympic shooter. Wasting no time she started her first match in R3 10m mixed prone yesterday finishing in the middle of the field at 24th. Today Anna shot the R8 Women’s Three Position match finishing qualification in Third and going on to retain third place in the final. Anna has two events remaining in this World Cup but already she has made her mark in World Shooting Para Sports. Delighted for her. Friendship through Sports.

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(pictures by Liam Crawford – IRL)

the successful 2008 Swedish team: Christina Bengtsson, Anna Normann (middle) & Linda Olofsson

Regional Pistol Nijmegen (NL) 2018

Individual match Center Fire 25m pistol 1st place Mikael Nilsson  (SWE) 575 pts, 2nd place Pelle Carlsson (SWE) 571 pts, 3rd place Heinz Koeltringer (AUT) 569 pts

Best shooter: Sgt Mikael Nilsson (SWE) 1732 pts (5 times Gold!)

Copyright pictures by Mikael Nilsson, Joakim Olsson and Matti Kirilov (SWE)

Copyright pictures by Belgian Military Pistol Team

CISM is Silver in ISSF WC Mexico 2018

CISM athletes participating in the World Cup in Mexico 2018 are doing great.  There was a well deserved silver medal for CISM athlete Bernhard Pickl (AUT) at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico in the 50m Men 3 position match. Another silver medal was won by our CISM friend Doreen Vennekamp (GER) at the 25m Women Pistol finals match. Heidi Diethelm Gerber (SUI) finished 7th and Michelle Skeries (GER) finished 6th after Shoot off. In the 50m Women 3 position Rifle finals, CISM friend Beate Koestel (GER) finished 7th. Congratulations from the CISM Sport Committee Shooting!

find schedule here and all results here

CISM friends at ISSF World Cup Mexico 2018

Our CISM friends Alexander Schmirl (AUT) became 2nd after Istvan Peni (HUN) and Bernhard Pickl (AUT) was 7th in the 10m Rifle Men finals at the WC in Mexico.
A day earlier, in the 10m Pistol Men finals, Jitu Rai (IND) won the Bronze medal, after Silver medallist Christian Christian Reitz (GER), the sympathetic policeman married to our CISM friend Sandra Reitz who would be shooting her finals later today. LCol Julio Almeida (BRA) became 5th. Gold was for Shahzar Rizvi (Ind).
In the 10m AP Women WC, our CISM friend Celine Goberville (FRA) won the Bronze medal, Sandra Reitz (GER) came 6th and het team mate Julia Hochmuth (GER) 7th; Heidi Diethelm Gerber finished 8th in the finals. The gold medal was for the 16 (!) year old Manu Bhaker (IND.

Keep your eyes on the ISSF page: https://www.facebook.com/ISSF.Shooting