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!
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.
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At February 18th, CISM celebrated it’s 70th birthday in Nice (France). During the celebration week, the presidents of the CISM Sport Committees had their yearly meeting.
President of CISM Shooting, colonel Wolfensberger attended at this meeting.
(pictures: Marco Tulio Baptista, BRA)
At the 2018 European championship in 10m air pistol, Celine Gobervile (FRA) and Yusuf Dikec (TUR) both won gold medal in the women and men event. Joao Costa (POR) won bronze right followed by Anton Gurianov (RUS) who became 4th, Oleh Omelchuk (UKR) who became 7th and Giuseppe Giordano (ITA) who became 8th in the men 10m Air Pistol event. In women’s air rifle 10m, Jolyn Beer (GER) came 8th in the finals, as in the men’s 10m air rifle event, Alexander Schmirl (AUT) became 7th.
In the 10m Air Pistol Women Team event, Germany won Silver behind Russia and guess who was in this team? CISM friends Sandra Reitz, Monika Karsch & Carina Wimmer! In the 10m Air Pistol Men Team event, Ukraine won gold with the team of Oleh Omelchuk, followed by Serbia and Germany. In 4th place came Russia with Anton Gurianov and his team. This was another great achievement for these sympathetic CISM athletes!
In the jury Marko Leppa, also a CISM friend from Finland was attending. All results of the event can be found in the Sius Ascor website
(Copyright pictures by ESC media, Joao Costa, Celine Gobervile & Sandra Reitz and Dansk Skytte Union)
IMPORTANT: Due to ISSF rules equality changes, the women 50m 3 positions event at the 50th World Military Shooting Championship in Thun, Switzerland will be shot according to the new article 7.7.4 Rifle events qualification table (2018, now 3 x 40 shots) despite of the text in the invitation (was 3 x 20 shots).
On behalf of all athletes, coaches, judges and other officials of the 45 African, 18 American, 30 Asian and 42 European member nations and my Shooting Committee members, I congratulate the International Military Sports Council on the occasion of the 70th birthday anniversary of CISM.
18-02-1948 ~ 18-02-2018
president Sport Committee Shooting
In The Hague (Netherlands) the Intershoot championship is held every year in February. This 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the Ockenburgh sports hall was filled up to the roof and a few athletes had to be disappointed as the event exceeded it’s capacity. For many years CISM Shooting friends participated in this event, and 2018 is no exception to that rule!
Have a look if you recognise a few shooting sport friends from Brazil, Portugal, India, Japan, Belgium, Norway, Denmark or… (this message will be updated as soon as there are photo albums online)
Day 1 Day 2 and Day 3 (Arno Brinkman)
Day 3 (Edwin Raats) Day 1-3 (Frank Streng)
The current status of positive registrations as of today, January 27th, for the 50th WMSC in Thun, Switzerland, just one week before the final entry date of the Preliminary Agreement (PA) which is February 1st 2018 , already 16 nations have sent in their PA and another two nations have sent a message that they will be participating. The final date for returning the Final Agreement (FA) is April 1st, 2018.
President of CISM Shooting, colonel Bruno Wolfensberger (SUI) expects more then 50 nations to participate in this 50th military world championship which will take place at the Thun Waffenplatz and Guntelsey shooting facilities from May 29th – June 6th. He is looking forward welcoming the OCR colonel Dirk Schwede (GER) and his CISM Sport Committee Shooting Team members to facilitate many new (CISM) World Records.
Preparations are still ongoing. The OC of the 50th CISM World Military Shooting Championships supported by the CISM Sport Committee members and support unit of the Swiss Army and Civil Protection region Thun (Zivilschutz) are preparing the facilities to make the participants of the CISM nations feel welcome and have the best possible circumstances to perform.