World’s leading shooters to meet in Gabala

By: Nigar Orujova

Gabala, one of the popular cities in Azerbaijan, will again host the world’s leading shooters at the final of the World Cup on October 22-28.

The leading shooters in the World Ranking of the International Federation of Sport Shooting will compete at Gabala Shooting Club.

The competition consists of seven rounds. Earlier rounds were held during the year in the U.S., Germany, Spain, Slovenia, and Kazakhstan. At these landmark events, the shooters fought for the right to participate in the final stage of the World Cup 2014 in Gabala.

The final tournament is co-organized by Gabala Shooting Club, National Shooting Federation and supported by the National Olympic Committee, Youth and Sports Ministry and the International Shooting Sport Federation.

About 280 of best shooters of the world will compete for the main title in the Olympic disciplines of the pistol and shotgun shooting.

During the tournament, the shooting club will host some 500 representatives of sports delegations from 40 countries, including President of ISSF Olegario Vazquez Rana, General Secretary of ISSF Franz Schreiber, and President of the European Confederation of Vladimir Lisin.

According to the schedule of ISSF, the finale of the World Cup 2014 is the most important sport event after the World Cup and Europe Cup.

Azerbaijan will be represent by Nurlana Jafarova, Emin Jafarov in shotgun shooting, and Irada Ashumova, Ruslan Lunev in pistol shooting.

The competition will be broadcasted on the official channel of the ISSF on October 23-27.

Official partners of the tournament are Gilan Holding, Jale, Milla, LG, I’m tea, Zolotoy sad, Bagdan, Chipsim, SUIS and Adamas.

Earlier, Gabala hosted International Grand Prix Shotgun. The shooting club will also host World Cup in 2015, where the Olympic licenses will be issued.

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