2010 Shotgun WCF Izmir Highlights – 2010 ISSF WORLD CUP FINAL
www.issf-sports.org — The 2010 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final took place in Izmir, Turkey, where 59 shotgun shooters coming for 23 countries competed in the five Olympic events of Shotgun Shooting from the 17th through the 23rd of September 2010.
The 2010 World Champions of Munich, the title defenders, and the best performers qualified through this years’ World Cup Series forght on the ranges of the Yakakoy Shooting Club of Bornova, in the outskirts of Izmir, the third biggest city of Turkey. The 2010 ISSF World Cup Series started in Acapulco, Mexico, at the beginning of March, proceeding then to Beijing (CHN), Dorcherster (GBR) and Lonato (ITA).
634 different shooters coming form 85 countries participated in this year’s Series, and a total of 60 medals were distributed to 49 shooters of 20 countries during the four Stages. Only the best arrived here in Izmir, welcomed at the opening ceremony by the Sport President of the municipality, Mr. Sabri Sadiklar, and by Bornova’s Lord Mayor, Prof. Dr. Kamil Oleyoy Sindir, who saluted the participating athletes “We are very pleased to welcome you in our city. Sport means peace, and it is great to host here in Bornova so many sportsmen coming from all around the world, competing in fairplay!” The ISSF Technical Delegate for this match, Mr. Demetris F. Lordos, speaking in behalf of the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña, welcomed the athletes to the 2010 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final. Together with the Vice President of the Turkish Shooting Federation Mr. Ismail Sinan Orhon, Mr. Lordos officially declared the competition open. “We thank our Turkish hosts for their great efforts in organizing this competition, and we wish the best to our athletes!” Said Mr. Lordos, speaking from the opening’s stage.