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sexta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2016

SIUS renews official partnership with IPC Shooting

Swiss company will continue working with IPC Shooting as Official Results and Target Systems Provider until 2024.
Daniel Isliker, Chief Executive of SIUS, and IPC Shooting Sport Manager Sarah Bond at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Daniel Isliker, Chief Executive of SIUS, and IPC Shooting Sport Manager Sarah Bond at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.© • IPC


“We are very proud and pleased to announce the extension of our cooperation with IPC Shooting.”

IPC Shooting has extended its partnership with SIUS, the world’s leading producer of electronic scoring systems, as the Official Results and Target Systems Provider for IPC Shooting at regional, world and World Cup events until 2024.
In 2013 SIUS became the first Official Partner of IPC Shooting and has continued to support the sport following its growth since the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The partnership has meant that live results have been available for all IPC Shooting competitions, providing fans, the media and teams with real-time scoring, allowing them to follow competitions as they happen.
Sarah Bond, IPC Shooting Sport Manager said: “We are delighted to be able to continue working with SIUS. The partnership has been invaluable for shooting Para sport and has allowed us to improve the standard of our competitions worldwide as well as our online presence by offering live results.
“SIUS consistently provides the sport with high quality services that are integral to the continued development of the sport, both at competitions and in terms of reaching out to fans. We are looking forward to a continuous successful collaboration during the coming years.”
Daniel Isliker, SIUS Chief Executive Officer said: “We are very proud and pleased to announce the extension of our cooperation with IPC Shooting. Thanks to the good collaboration during the past few years we are looking forward to further successful years. We shall continue in providing the sport with a high quality service that will improve the competition experience for shooters and fans alike. The partnership allows us to gain more insights which support our mission in enhancing shooting sport.”
SIUS will continue to provide services for all IPC Shooting World Cups and major Championships.
The 2017 shooting calendar will kick off in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, on February 21 with the first World Cup of the year.
Shooting fans will be able to access live results provided by SIUS for all competitions at ipc-shooting.org.

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl

quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2016

New US shooting star in Dahl reflects on Rio

At the age of 20 and as a Paralympic debutant, US shooter McKenna Dahl shook up the shooting world with her historic R5 bronze medal
Woman in shooting range, looking back over her shoulder, smiling
USA’s McKenna Dahl © • SADT  

By Rebecca Schaefer | For the IPC

McKenna Dahl’s sensational Paralympic bronze, the first shooting medal for a female US athlete, may have come as a surprise to many. The 20-year-old had only made her first R5 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2) final ever in January of this year, at an IPC Shooting World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, a mere eight months before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
When asked how she stayed calm and composed in her first Paralympic final, her answer was matter-of-fact.
“I had dedicated the last six years of my life to this event,” Dahl said. “My training leading up to the Games helped me prepare for any pressure. My main goal was to keep my thoughts under control and nerves in check. Going into both the R5 match and final, I did not feel nervous. I was excited and ready to do what I had trained for. I wanted to show the world what I could do.”
She did.
After an already impressive qualification, where Dahl finished in third place, she also stayed in the top four throughout the first half of the final.
“Twelve shots in, I knew I was going to medal,” she recalled. “I am proud of how composed I stayed throughout the entire match and final.”
Dahl also asserted that she did not feel at all disappointed about South Korea’s Geunsoo Kim managing to move ahead of her and secure the silver at the very last moment: The US athlete’s final elimination shot for the bronze-medal position was 10.3 – Kim shot a 10.8.
“It was not the best shot I had in the final, but I was not disappointed either,” Dahl said. “I was proud to have earned my first ever medal in one of my main events at the Paralympic Games.”
The same, “no disappointment,” she said, is true about her Rio performance in the R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2) – on paper, a sobering 24th place in the qualification round.
“I have been struggling with R4 for the last year,” Dahl said. “I changed two key pieces of equipment in the summer of 2015 and it was too much. I chose to use the R4 as my practice match for prone to see how the pressure would be and how I would react to it. I put my focus on prone the months leading up to the Games and I think it was a smart move.”
A month after the Paralympics, the memories of her big day are still fresh, as she said: “It was phenomenal. I don’t know if words will ever be able to truly describe the amazing moments of that day.”
The celebrations are still ongoing.
Dahl just recently vacationed and celebrated with her family and friends in Washington State in the USA.
“I would not be here without their help,” she said. “They pushed me to achieve my wildest dreams.”
She also got to meet the President of the United States, Barack Obama, on a post-Paralympics trip to the White House, as she described: “That was an amazing experience all on its own.”
In terms of her future in the sport, Dahl, who picks up training in November, believes that her performance in Rio will inspire her to push herself even farther: “My Rio R5 match and final were solid performances. But in shooting, there is always room to improve.”

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - https://www.paralympic.org/news/new-us-shooting-star-dahl-reflects-rio

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2016

Female Iranian shooter named IPC’s Athlete of Month

Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani poses with her gold medal of the P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions of the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 14, 2016.
Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani poses with her gold medal of the P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions of the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 14, 2016.

Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani’s sparkling performances at the fifteenth edition of the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has earned her the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month title for September 2016.
The 31-year-old sportswoman managed to obtain 41 percent of the public votes in a close race with Italian wheelchair fencer Beatrice Vio, who ranked second with 38 percent.
American triathlete Grace Norman, 18, came third with 19 percent of the votes.
New Zealand para-swimmer Sophie Frances Pascoe, 37-year-old Nigerian professional powerlifter Josephine Orji and 18-year-old Li Zhang of China were the other nominees in the contest for the IPC Athlete of the Month award.
Last week, Iran’s heavyweight powerlifting champion Siamand Rahman garnered 64 percent of the votes, and was named the Best Male Athlete of September.
On September 14, Javanmardidodmani participated in the P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions of the 2016 Paralympics at the Olympic Shooting Center in the western Rio neighborhood of Deodoro.  
She racked up 189.5 points to claim the top position and finish as champion.
Chinese sports shooter Yang Chao, 37, accumulated 186.5 points to clinch the silver medal. Oleksii Denysiuk, a representative from Ukraine, scooped the bronze with 160.8 points.
The Iranian Paralympic shooter had earlier scored 193.4 points in the P2 10m air pistol shooting event of the Rio 2016 Paralympics on September 9, and finished first to win the gold medal.
Her Ukrainian opponent Olga Kovalchu earned 191.2 points to land in the second spot and collect the silver medal.
Turkish female athlete Aysegul Pehlivanlar collected 172.3 points altogether and received the bronze.
The shooting competitions at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games started on September 8, and finished on September 14.

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - http://www.presstv.ir/

terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2016

Approved changes in 2017-2020 ISSF Rules


The official ISSF rules and regulations have been updated for the next four years. The Federation provides a summary of the approved changes to inform member federations, athletes and coaches.
The ISSF Official Statutes, Rules and Regulations are revised every four years.  The ISSF Administrative Council has now approved the 2017-2020 ISSF Rules that will be effective from 1 January 2017.  Final preparations are being made to post and publish the entire rulebook, but until that is possible, the ISSF would like to provide this summary of approved 2017 ISSF Rules changes to inform member federations, athletes and coaches.
The process of reviewing, modifying and approving the new rules began in November 2015 when the ISSF Section Committees, Athletes Committee and Coaches Advisory Committee met to recommend rule changes.  The ISSF Technical Committee then reviewed and coordinated their proposals.  An Ad Hoc Rules Committee subsequently carried out the complex task of incorporating all of these proposals into rules drafts.  A summary of rules changes was sent to the arms industry and the complete rules drafts were sent to all Executive Committee, Council and Committee members.  Many comments were received that could be included in updated drafts.  The Administrative Council approved the final drafts of the 2017 Rules when it met in Moscow on 30 June 2016.
When the Council approved the 2017 Rules, there were a few remaining rules issues to be worked out.  Now that the 2016 Olympic Games are over, that process has continued and completely revised indexes are being prepared so that a final edition of the new rules can be released in December.  Here is a summary regarding the approved rule changes for the next four-year Olympic cycle.  Full details will be available when the complete rulebook is released.
10m and 50m Single Position Events.  The two 3-shot series at the beginning of each Final were increased to 5-shot series to be fired in 250 seconds (150 seconds for 50m Rifle Prone).  These Finals will now consist of 24 shots.
25m Pistol Women.  This Final is changed to a progressive elimination Final that is very similar to the very successful 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Final.  In the new format, eight finalists will shoot four 5-shot series.  After the fourth series, the 8th place athlete will be eliminated.  Eliminations will continue until the gold and silver medals are decided after the tenth series.
Shotgun Finals.  Skeet, Trap and Double Trap Finals will also change from the current semifinal-medal match format to a progressive elimination Final.  Shotgun finalists will shoot in qualification rank order, with the qualification ranking deciding ties for 6th, 5th, 4th  and 3rd places.  All Trap finalists will shoot 25 targets with eliminations or medal decisions occurring after 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50 targets.  Double Trap finalists will shoot 15 doubles with eliminations taking place after 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 doubles.  The new Skeet Final will be based on 10-target sequences that include regular and reverse doubles on station 3, a regular or reverse double on station 4 and regular and reverse doubles on station 5.  Station 4 doubles will alternate between regular and reverse doubles for each 10-target sequence.  Skeet eliminations or medal decisions will occur after 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 targets.
Results, Timing and Scoring (RTS).  The term “classification” has been changed to “results, timing and scoring” to bring Shooting terminology in line with terms used to describe these procedures in other Olympic sports.
World Records/Qualification Records.  “World Records” in events with Finals will now be recognized for scores in Finals.  Records for scores fired in Olympic event Qualification competitions will now be recognized as “Qualification Records.”
Paper Target Rules.  All rules pertaining specifically to paper targets were removed from the main body of the General Technical Rules and were compiled into a separate annex titled “Rules for Paper Target Scoring.”  This will eliminate some of the confusion caused when judges tried to apply the wrong scoring rules.
Paperless (Sustainable) Competitions.  Organizing Committees will have the option of using paperless, electronic systems to distribute start lists, results lists and information bulletins if wireless Internet connections are generally available on the shooting venue so that officials, coaches and athletes can view these documents on their handheld communication devices.
Disqualification.  If an athlete is disqualified during any phase of an event (Qualification or Final), the athlete’s scores for all phases of the event must be deleted.
Definition of Loading.  The new rules clarify that “a gun is considered loaded when a cartridge or pellet or a magazine with cartridges contacts a gun.”  Loading may only be done after the command “LOAD.” 
Finals Production and Music.  The use of music and commentary in Finals is now required.  Music should also be used during Elimination and Qualification competitions if possible.
Sound-Enhancing Hearing Protection.  Athletes may, of course, wear sound reducing hearing protection, but they may not wear sound-enhancing hearing protection on the firing line or shooting stations.  Competition officials are allowed to wear sound-enhancing hearing protection.
Clay Targets.  The use of biodegradable (eco-friendly) clay targets is encouraged in all ISSF Championships.  The use of biodegradable clay targets is required in all ISSF World Championships and the Olympic Games.  
Mobile Phones.  Athletes may not use mobile phones or hand-held or wrist-worn communication devices on their firing points or shooting stations.
Coaching.  The 2013 Rules permitted non-verbal coaching in Shotgun.  The new Rules permit non-verbal coaching in all events.
Blinders.  Rifle, pistol and shotgun athletes can use one front blinder (30 mm maximum width).  Only shotgun athletes will be permitted to wear side blinders (60 mm maximum depth).  Rifle and Pistol athletes may no longer wear side blinders. 
Corrective Lenses in Rifle Sights.  Rifle athletes will be allowed to place a single corrective lens in or on their rear sights.
Air Rifle Specifications.  The current limitation on how low the butt-plate may be extended was eliminated (was 220 mm below the centerline of the bore).  No part of the butt stock between the butt plate and pistol grip may be more than 140 mm below the centerline of the bore.  The maximum fore-end depth was increased from 90 mm to 120 mm.
Air Rifle Butt Plates.  With the advent of multi-part butt-plates, the method of measuring butt-plate offsets had to be changed.  Measurements will now be made from the outside edge of any part of the butt-plate.  No part of the butt-plate may be more than 30 mm from the butt stock center.
50m Rifle Specifications.  No part of the butt-stock between the butt plate and pistol grip may be more than 140 mm below the centerline of the bore.  Any devices projecting downward or outward from the butt-stock are prohibited.
Rifle Weights.  Weights attached to any part of the rifle except the barrel “must be within the fundamental shape of the stock” (weights cannot protrude out from the stock). Tape cannot be used to attach weights.
Rifle Clothing Rules.  Rifle clothing rules remain unchanged, but strict no-tolerance post-competition testing for stiffness and thickness will continue.
Rifle Bipods.  Rifle bipods may not remain on rifles during firing times.
Pistol Sights.  Fiber optic and reflecting color sights are prohibited.

Pistol Support Stands.  Pistol athletes will be permitted to use adjustable “pistol support stands” on their tables or benches during training and competitions (Qualification and Finals) provided the total height of the table and support stand does not exceed 1.00 m (see illustration).

Shotgun Ammunition.  The use of colored wads is prohibited.  Only transparent or translucent wads may be used.  Strict enforcement of maximum shot charge limits (24.0 g +0.5 g tolerance) will continue.
Shotgun Ported Interchangeable Chokes.  Compensators or similar devices are prohibited, except that “ported interchangeable chokes” not exceeding 20 cm in length, as measured from the muzzle end of the choke, are permitted in all Shotgun events.
Shotgun Butt Stocks.  The lowest point of the butt stock or toe of the butt plate may not be more than 170 mm below a horizontal line extending from the bottom of the shotgun action.
Shotgun Vest Marker Tapes.  The method of checking marker tape locations has changed and now will use a horizontal laser beam to locate the point of the elbow in relation to the tape.
Shotgun Countback Rule.  When the countback rule is used to break ties, the last round, and then the next-to-the-last round, etc. will still be used.  When this does not break ties, the target-by-target countback will begin with the last target of the last round (The previous rule started with the first target in the last round and counted forward.)

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - ISSF Website

sábado, 15 de outubro de 2016

ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final closed in Rome: the medal standings

Closing Ceremony

ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final closed in Rome: the medal standings

ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun · Rome, ITA
USA finished atop of the medal standings of the 2016 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final in Rome, Italy, where the best shotgun shooters of the season met aiming at the ISSF Globes.
The 2016 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final in Rome, Italy, was closed by today’s Trap Men Final, won by the 2012 Olympic Champion Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia. The USA Shooting team finished atop of the medal standings, with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze.

55 athletes from 25 countries competed in the Final: the best shotgun shooters of the world – selected throughout this year’s ISSF World Cup stages in Nicosia, Rio de Janeiro, San Marino and Baku –met the Rio 2016 Olympic medalists and the title defenders.

“We have been extremely happy and proud to host this ISSF World Cup Final, and to invite here in Italy the best shotgun shooters of the world,” the ISSF Vice-President, and President of the Italian shotgun shooting federation FITAV, Mr. Luciano Rossi, said at the closing ceremony today.

“I would like to thank the Organizing Committee for their excellent work, and the volunteers who helped us making this possible. And we should not forget to thank our sponsors, Beretta and Perazzi, who have been supporting us in the organization of this event,” continued Mr. Rossi, also thanking the ISSF Vice Presidents Gary Anderson and Vladimir Lisin.  

“Here in Rome we have enjoyed an outstanding competition, a wonderful organization, excellent performance of the athletes.” said the ISSF Vice-President Gary Anderson, speaking in behalf of the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña and of the ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber.

“In recognition of this fine competition organized by the Italian shotgun shooting federation FITAV, the ISSF would like to present a trophy of recognition to the President of FITAV Luciano Rossi,” Mr. Anderson added, awarding Mr. Rossi.  

The ISSF Technical Delegate for this competition, Mr. Bhattakarka Bunnag, officially closed the competition. “We have come to the end of a very successful ISSF World Cup Final. This is the best organized Final I have ever seen: athletes love to compete here, at the highest standards, and I wish we will be back soon! Arrivederci Roma!”

The 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Cup Series will kick-off in New Delhi, India where the first world cup stage of the year will be held from the 22nd of February through the 4th of March.
Medal standings, after 5 out of 5 events conducted
Medalists by Event, after 5 out of 5 events conducted
Trap Men15 OCT 2016GoldCERNOGORAZ GiovanniCRO
BronzeBAILON AntonioESP
Double Trap Men12 OCT 2016GoldWILLETT JamesAUS
SilverHOLGUIN JeffreyUSA
Skeet Men13 OCT 2016GoldTEPLYY NikolayRUS
Trap Women14 OCT 2016GoldROONEY NatalieNZL
SilverPERILLI AlessandraSMR
Skeet Women12 OCT 2016GoldRHODE KimberlyUSA
SilverWEI MengCHN

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - ISSF Website