ISSF World Cup Final Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun · New Delhi, IND
In an effort to offer an additional opportunity to compete in the new Mixed Team events, the ISSF — in collaboration with the Organizing Committee of the 2017 ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi (IND) — announced that mixed team events will be organized also at this year’s World Cup Final.
The new 10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol and Trap Mixed Team events were proposed by the ISSF, accepted by the IOC Executive Committee, and approved by the ISSF Extraordinary General Assembly for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme. The step follows the guidelines of IOC Agenda 2020, embracing gender equality at sport level.
This year, test competitions in the three new mixed gender team events were conducted at two ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol stages and at three ISSF World Cup Shotgun stages. Furthermore, a Trap mixed gender team competition will be staged at the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow (RUS) in September.
In a move to ensure as many chances as possible to showcase the new events, the ISSF decided to include them in the 2017 World Cup Final program.
The four best 10m Air Rifle and 10m Air Pistol teams out of each of the two Rifle/Pistol test events will be selected to participate in the World Cup Final in New Delhi. The two best Trap teams out of each of the three shotgun world cup test events will be qualified, along with the three medal-winning teams of the forthcoming ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow.
All teams will be invited in New Delhi, at the same conditions of the other athletes qualified in the individual events. The complete results of the 2017 test events are available here for 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team and Trap Mixed Team.
This is a good-will act of the ISSF, which aims at maximizing media exposure, foster international recognition and offer a testing opportunity for the new events, that will become part of the ISSF competitions program in 2018, after the approval of the provisional regulations by the ISSF Administrative Council, later this year.
ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña said:
“Mixed Gender Team event represents a fundamental step forward for Shooting. They represent who we are now: an inclusive sport with strong grassroots, bounded to its long-standing traditions, but at the same time evolving in line with the Olympic principles. The inclusion of these new events in the Olympic Programme of Tokyo 2020 set a new milestone in the history of the ISSF.”
“The ISSF Extraordinary General Assembly held in Munich on the 25th of June approved the new events, as the IOC Executive Committee did. Now it’s time to implement these decisions, and boost the three events. The ISSF World Cup Final has always been the highlight of our seasons, and it’s the right place to showcase Mixed Gender Team events. All athletes will be invited by the Organizing Committee, and the winners will have a chance to defend their titles at next year’s ISSF World Cup Final. It’s an exciting new page.”