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quinta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2015

National Jr. Team’s Hank Garvey Chosen as 2015 NRA Youth Shooting Sport Ambassador.

Hank Garvey
                         Hank Garvey

USA Shooting
USA Shooting

Newburyport, MA -(Ammoland.com)- USA Shooting National Junior Team member Hank Garvey has been chosen as one of six representatives for the 2015 Brownells/National Rifle Association (NRA) Youth Shooting Sport Ambassador Program.
The program gives NRA’s Co-op Youth group partners including Boy Scouts of America, National High School Rodeo Association, Royal Rangers, Venturing (BSA) and USA Shooting — the opportunity to select the outstanding youth from their organization to represent them. Garvey’s interest as an avid sportsman and as a rising prospect for the USA Shooting Team, helped the 16-year-old Garvey standout among the many junior athletes that applied according to USA Shooting’s Youth Programs and Coach Academy Director Mike Theimer.
“Our interests are well-represented by the influence this young man can have as a NRA Youth Ambassador,” Theimer said. “He’s well-rounded and as focused an individual as you can find at that age. He has a bright future in our sport and I’ll be interested to see how he uses his experiences in shooting to help engage others to get involved and participate.”
A sophomore at St. Johns Prep, Garvey’s stock rose significantly throughout the 2014 shooting season and is now considered one of the elite double trap shotgun competitors within USA Shooting. He’s hoping to make continued headway in a discipline filled with talent including current World Champion Josh Richmond, Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller and Olympian Jeff Holguin.
Competing in his first shotgun match when he was eight, Garvey, has been on the fast-track ever since His success in part has been formed through the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) culminating with his first National Title last summer which led to his appointment to USA Shooting’s National Junior Team. A strong junior competitor, Garvey distinguished himself in 2014 with several “open” accomplishments including a top-eight finish at the Championship of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico, a top-five finish at Nationals and a top-four finish at the recent Fall Selection Match. His performance in Guadalajara also helped earn him the Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) athletes need to be eligible to compete at the Olympic Games.

National Shooting Sports Ambassador Program
National Shooting Sports Ambassador Program

A self-described true sportsman, Garvey enjoys all sorts of hunting including ducks, big game, turkey, bird and small game. Living near the ocean, he’s also developed a fondness for fishing and enjoys boating, catching eels, clams and lobsters. He also spends his off-time carving decoys, tying flies and trick shooting while also volunteering for the local Ducks Unlimited Chapter and banding ducks at the local National Wildlife Refuge.
“I feel honored to be selected as a youth role model for my sport and the shooting community,” Garvey said. “I understand this position comes with both tremendous responsibility and opportunity. I look forward to sharing the sport with others while helping to create a greater understanding and awareness for all of the shooting sports. I will uphold the high standard for which our sport should be measured.”
Next week during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show, Garvey will attend along with the other ambassadors and will be introduced to industry leaders, interact with sponsors and engage with the key industry stakeholders as part of the week-long event. He’ll also attend the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in April in a similar capacity.
Visit Hank Garvey’s personal website at www.hankgarveyoutdoors.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/GarveyHank.

Previous NRA Ambassadors include:

  • McKenna Dahl, 2016 Paralympic hopeful
  • Tyler Lirio, Current National Jr. Team Member
  • Brandy Drozd, 2014 World Champion
  • Courtney Anthony, Current National Team Member
  • Collin Wietfeldt, Current National Team Member
  • Garrett Walters, Former National Team Member
  • Rachael Heiden, Former National Team Member
About USA Shooting
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. Check us out on the web at usashooting.org and on Twitter at twitter.com/USAShooting.
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Posted  by Thom Erik Syrdahl

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Skeet champion Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title

The 44-year-old Qatari, who won the skeet bronze at London 2012, just took his second Dakar Rally title

Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah, a bronze medallist in skeet shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Games, won his second Dakar Rally title, after his triumph in the 2011 edition. The 44-year-old driver and shooter became the seventh multiple champion in the history of the world's most popular off-road endurance race, formerly known as the “Paris-Dakar Rally.”

Al-Attiyah, the Qatar Rally Team driver, dominated the race throughout its 13 stages. After losing the lead he had gained in the first stage due to a penalty, he took it back the next day and eventually never lost it. Driving 9,000 kilometers (5,592 miles) through Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia in two weeks, Al-Attiyah won the competition with over 35 minutes of advantage on Giniel de Villiers, the runner-up.

Driving and shooting worked together to build this success, Al-Attiyah explained. “In all of these disciplines,” he said, “you have to believe in yourself and keep your nerve.” As a shooter, before winning bronze at London 2012 Al-Attiyah was fourth at Athens 2004, and fifteenth at Beijing 2008.

Shooting helps me to concentrate and to give my best on the rally tracks” Al-Attiyah said after winning his first Dakar Rally title in 2011. “Practicing two sports helps me to be more concentrated and focused, and at the same time allows me to release the pressure.”

I love shooting, and somehow I prefer it to rally driving,” Al-Attiyah then said. “While shooting, at the Games or at ISSF World Championship, I am representing my country: I compete for Qatar’s flag, my flag!” Al-Attiyah is a veteran of the Asian Shooting Championship, a competition that gave him five medals during his career.

Alessandro Ceschi

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source:  ISSF  Website

quinta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2015

Cássio Rippel é entrevistado por Otávio Mesquita no programa Okay Pessoal

A entrevista foi realizada no dia 23 de dezembro, pelo reporter Otavio Mesquita da SBTno Programa "Okay Pessoal".

Foi uma entrevista bem descontraída com Otávio Mesquita fazendo brincadeiras, participando e disparando tiros para mostrar ao tele espectador toda a complexidade do esporte. Cássio Rippel se mostrou muito a vontade durante a entrevista, descrevendo com toda simplicidade o funcionamento da sua arma, os paramentos necessários e o equipamento eletrônico de pontuação que hoje é utilizado em todas as competições internacionais.

Cássio Rippel tem toda qualificação necessária para participar dos Jogos Olímpicos do Rio de Janeiro em 2016 e já está em permanente treinamento para aprimorar a sua pontaria e tentar conquistar uma medalha na modalidade de Carabina Deitado.

Assista a seguir o Vídeo com a entrevista realizada por Otávio Mesquita

Comentarios -  por Thom Erik

Postado por Thom Erik Syrdahl
Fonte:  Site Oficial da Confederação Brasileira de Tiro Esportivo

Premio mondiale “Atleta dell’anno” all’azzura Zublasing

mercoledì, gennaio 21st, 2015 

Petra Zublasing, carabiniere originaria dell’Alto Adige, della nazionale azzurra di Tiro è stata eletta “Atleta dell’anno 2014″ dalla federazione mondiale del tiro (Issf). Un premio prestigioso che equivale al Pallone d’oro calcistico.

Petra Zublasing

La decisione è presa in base ad un referendum al quale partecipano i membri della commissione atleti e quelli della commissione giudici della Issf e  giornalisti specializzati.
La tiratrice italiana, classe 1989, ha chiuso la stagione agonistica 2014 in cima al ranking internazionale con 122 punti e nel 2014 ha vinto ben due tappe  di Coppa del Mondo nella carabina sportiva 3 posizioni donne, la medaglia d’argento nella finale di Coppa del Mondo a Gabala, sempre nella stessa specialità. M
Infine ai Mondiali di Granada ha conquistato l’oro  nella carabina 10 metri donne, mai ottenuta prima d’ora da una italiana e la prima carta olimpica per l’Italia per l’Olimpiade di Rio 2016.
“Il 2014 è stata una stagione straordinaria. Sono riuscita a mostrare tutto quello che avevo imparato negli ultimi anni, unendo tecnica e preparazione mentale. Conquistare la carta olimpica per Rio è stato il momento più importante di questo 2014″, ha commentato  l’azzurra, entusiasta per il nuovo riconoscimento.

Postado por Thom Erik Syrdahl
Fonte: http://www.chedonna.it/

terça-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2015

10.9 Tuesday: Park’s angst ahead of stunning 2014

South Korea’s Jinho Park reveals his lack of confidence ahead of winning
 ten medals at the Worlds and Asian Para Games.
Shooters in a shooting range, all targeting
Shooting at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games © • Incheon 2014By EJ Monica Kim | for the IPC

South Korea’s Jinho Park has taken stock of a whirlwind 2014, in which he won ten medals at his first World Championships in Suhl, Germany, and at the Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea, and now has his sights firmly set on Rio 2016.
Park smashed two world records and won five medals in individual and team events at Suhl 2014. He also claimed five medals, including three golds, at Incheon 2014.
Despite his outstanding performance, in reality, he revealed he had been worried about the 2014 season.
“I didn’t expect that I would be able to achieve such good results, because I was in poor form when I began training at the start of the year,” Park said. “I felt relieved after finishing all the matches, particularly in Suhl.”
Park said that he would not forget his first World Championships, because his worst and best memories of the year were forged there.
After setting a new qualification world record in R1 (men’s 10m air rifle standing), he finished a disappointing fifth in the final.
“I focused on training for the R1 (men’s 10m air rifle standing SH1) more than other events, so I was quite confident on the first day,” he continued.
“I think I felt more nervous than usual, due to the world record which I had set in qualification. Moreover according to the new rule, the qualification result doesn’t count in the final, so I was struggling with it.”
The first day’s disappointment turned into the joy of victory in R3 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1) in the next.
“Fortunately, I won a gold medal in the following event. It was my first gold medal at such a big competition, so it was the most memorable accomplishment for me during the season,” he said.
“Thanks, Coach”
The 37-year-old paid much attention to assume the best positions, and repeated them with the aid of his club coach.
He was grateful to the man who had helped pave the way for his para-shooting career.
“Since my coach, Kang Won-Muk joined my club team, Chungju City Office team in 2009, I was systematically taught shooting from the beginning, so he is a very important person to me,” Park said.
Hope for Rio 2016
Although Park became the world No.1 in R1 and R3 in 2014, he emphasised that his performance was just a preparatory step for 2016.
“As many athletes are eager, my ultimate goal is also to compete at the Paralympic Games. Therefore, I’ll try to participate in many international tournaments in 2015, ahead of Rio 2016.”
In South Korea, para-athletes who win medals at the Paralympic Games are eligible for the government’s reward scheme. They are credited monthly payments, differentiated according to their medal wins.
Consequently Park is longing to win a gold medal at Rio 2016.
“I believe that the reward scheme will enable me to concentrate on shooting without financial difficulties. I’ll continue para-shooting as long as possible, because it is my life itself.”
The 2015 IPC Shooting calendar features six World Cups, including three qualifiers for Rio 2016 in France, Australia and the US.
The first World Cup takes place in Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain, from 30 March – 1 April.
By EJ Monica Kim | for the IPC

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source: - http://www.paralympic.org/news

Zublasing and Jin are the 2014 ISSF Shooters of the Year

    Italy’s Petra Zublasing                          

Jin Jongoh

Italy’s Petra Zublasing and Korea’s Jin Jongoh were elected 2014 Shooters of the Year by the ISSF Athletes Committee, the ISSF Coaches Advisory Committee and a panel of international sport journalists.
Petra Zublasing (Rifle women – Italy) and Jin Jongoh (Pistol men – Republic of Korea) won the 2014 ISSF Shooter of the Year title.

The two athletes were elected as the two best shooters of the 2014 season by the members of the ISSF Athletes Committee and of the ISSF Coaches Advisory Committee and by a panel of international sport journalists.

The Italian rifle shooter Petra Zublasing ended up atop of the women’s rank with 122 points, finishing ahead of Yi Siling and Zhang Jingjing of the People’s Republic of China. 

Zublasing has been one of the main protagonists of the 2014 ISSF Shooting season. The 25-year old athlete won two world cup stages, in Fort Benning (with a world record) and Beijing, and pocketed a Silver medal at the ISSF World Cup Final in Gabala. Petra finished in the spotlights also at the 2014 ISSF World Championship, where she triumphed in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event securing her first world title and a Quota Place for Rio 2016.  

“It feels great to be elected Shooter of the Year. It means that I won more than just medals, last year.” Zublasing said today.  

“2014 has been a great season. Everything came together, and I finally showed what I have been learning through the last years. Winning an Olympic Quota place at the ISSF World Championship has been the highlight of the season. The technique and the mental preparation came together nicely during that final match.”

The three-time Olympic Champion of Korea Jin Jongoh secured the men’s Shooter of the Year award with 113 points over two Rifle shooters, Russia’s Nazar Louginets and Yang Haoran of the People’s Republic of China.

Jin – who had already won the title in 2008 – finished twice on the highest step of the podium at the 2014 ISSF World Championship, winning both the 10m Air Pistol and the 50m Pistol Men finals as he had done at the 2012 Olympics.

There, he shuttered a 34-year old free-pistol world record of 581 points set by Alexander Melentiev, representing the URSS at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. Athletes from all over the world had been chasing that score since then. In 2014, Jin finally made it, braking the unbreakable record with 583 points.

“Every time I shot a match, ever since I started competing, I have been trying to reach that result. It feels awesome.” Jin said, right after nailing the record, a success that contributed to place him atop of the rankings of the 2014 Shooter of the Year award.

The ISSF Shooters of the Year trophies will be officially awarded during the 2014 ISSF Shooting World Cup Series.

Shooter of the Year – Female athletes top-5
YI Siling
ZHANG Jingjing
Snjezana PEJCIC
Kimberly RHODE

Shooter of the Year – Male athletes top-5
JIN Jongoh
YANG Haoran

Marco Dalla Dea

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source: - ISSF Website