The 50th WMC Shooting matches are about to start! Tomorrow the first 300m and 50m Rifle and 25m Pistol matches. Today the Opening Ceremony was held near the city hall of Thun. Teams marched through the town. Have a look at some images of today. (or read CISM official website about the championship.)
More information on the Organizing Committee website: https://www.cism-wmc.ch/
All the pictures will be available on the CISM Flickr: http://bit.ly/2sqJxsN
Video by Swiss CISM team, #CISM #WORLD #MILITARY #SHOOTING#CHAMPIONSHIP #THUN #SchweizerArmee
A few impressions of the reconstruction work carried out with army support for the 25m shooting range (KD-Box) in the rear Riparian forest. In the period between May 31st and June 4th, 200 pistol shooters (120 men and 80 women) from around 50 nations will compete on the mobile system.
As you can see, the Swiss construction team is building this range with the same precision as they use to make the famous Swiss watches; therefore we expect that a new CISM world record could be very possible.
source: with kind permission of the Swiss Shooting Federation; these pictures can also be seen at the Facebook page of the Schweizer Schiesssportverband SSV
Soon the time has come and the CISM world championship in sports shooting will start in Switzerland. Anyone who wants to see what’s going on internationally in military sport shooting is welcome to the Guntelsey in Thun. Click here for the ranges locations and here for the program.
The 2nd phase in the construction of the shooting ranges for the 50th CISM WMSC is heralded – now it is the structure of the tents and the 25m system on the program. Currently with the support of NsS45 and from the morning through the Rettungsbataillon 3
For more news look at: www.cism-wmc.ch.
Soldiers from the International Rifle team returned home late last night with a little hardware from the Grand Prix of Liberation (Plzen, CZE) and the International Shooting Competition of Hannover (Hannover, GER). SFC George Norton won an individual bronze medal in Air Rifle and the team of SFC Norton, SGT Patrick Sunderman, SPC Brandon Muske, and Team USA member Matt Emmons brought home four silvers and one gold for the United States during the two week stint in Europe. Great shooting! #gousamu #armyteam
source: Facebook page U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
Two weeks to go and the preparations for the 50th CISM World Military Shooting Championships are ongoing. Troops of the 73th Swiss Engineer School support the construction. More info on: www.cism-wmc.ch
Have a look at the videos by CISM Suisse:
The Swiss shooting Federation has published some news items on this CISM shooting event. Read them here: http://www.swissshooting.ch or download in PDF
Results Standard rifle 300m 3×20 Team, May 9th: 1. Switzerland (Andrea Rossi 583; Rafael Bereuter 580; Gilles Dufaux 580) 1743; 2. Austria (Bernhard Pickl 584; Gernot Rumpler 583; Alexander Schmirl 565) 1732; 3. Poland (Robert Kraskowski 574; Bartosz Skorupa 572; Rafal Lukaszyk 560) 1706; 4. Hungary (Norbert Szabian 545; Patrik Pragai 545; Karoly Zentai 477) 1567; 5. United Arabic Emirates (Mohammed Almeqbaali 527; Salem Alnaqbi 516; Salem Alkatheeri 515) 1558.
Results Standard rifle 300m 3×20 Individual, May 10th: 1. Gilles Dufaux (Granges-Paccot FR) 585; 2. Andrea Rossi (Dietfurt SG) 582 (20 IZ); 3. Rafael Bereuter (Müswangen LU) 582 (17 IZ); 4. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 581; 5. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 579; 6. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 576; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 573; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 571. Total 16 Participants
Results Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Team, May 10th: 1. Switzerland (Gilles Dufaux 574; Rafael Bereuter 563; Andrea Rossi 560) 1697; 2. Poland 1666; 3. Austria 1665; 4. Hungary 1478; 5. United Arabic Emirates 1330.
Results Rifle 300m Military Rapid Fire Individual: 1. Rafael Bereuter (Müswangen LU) 573; 2. Gilles Dufaux (Granges-Paccot FR) 569; 3. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 565; 4. Andrea Rossi (Dietfurt SG) 563; 5. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 562; 6. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 559; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 557; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 556.
Results Rifle 300m Combination: 1. Rafael Bereuter 1155 (582+573); 2. Gilles Dufaux 1154 (585+569); 3. Andrea Rossi 1145 (582+563); 4. Gernot Rumpler (AUT) 1143; 5. Bernhard Pickl (AUT) 1141; 6. Robert Kraskowski (POL) 1138; 7. Alexander Schmirl (AUT) 1130; 8. Bartosz Skorupa (POL) 1127.
The official website of the 50th CISM World Military Shooting championships is online!
The following 46 (!) nations have sent in their Preliminary Entry forms:
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.
More info on the WC in UAE and Para shooting and Facebook
(pictures by Liam Crawford – IRL)
the successful 2008 Swedish team: Christina Bengtsson, Anna Normann (middle) & Linda Olofsson