4th World University Sport Shooting Championship 2012

4th World University Sport Shooting Championship 2012

September 4 - 9,
2012

The 4th World University Sport Shooting Championship was held from 4 to 9 September on two venues — Sviyaga Shotgun Range and Shooting Range Complex for Rifle and Pistol Disciplines in the Mirny Township.

About championship

The event’s organisers are the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Russian Student Sports Union (RSSU) and Executive Committee of the 27th World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan. The championship included 17 individual and 17 team events; 34 gold, 34 silver, 34 bronze medals were decided during the sporting event. About 500 athletes participated in the tournament. According to the championship's rules, athletes aged 18-27 are eligible to compete in the event, and each country may enter a maximum of 42 persons.

Sport shooting is a competitive sport involving tests of accuracy and speed using firearms and airguns. It is divided into pistol and rifle shooting where participants shoot a pistol or a rifle and attempt to hit a 10-ringed target from a set distance and trap and skeet shooting where participants shoot a shotgun and attempt to break clay disks flung into the air at high speed from a variety of angles.

Sport shooting events represented at the championship in Kazan were pistol, rifle and shotgun.

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