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sexta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2018

Retiring ISSF Secretary General Schreiber: “become united again” - Vice-President Gary Anderson steps down: “wish a bright future to our sport”

68th ISSF General Assembly · Munich, GER
Mr. Franz Schreiber shared a farewell message with the Shooting sport family, on his last day of service as ISSF Secretary General.
At the 2018 ISSF General Assembly in Munich, today, retiring Secretary General Franz Schreiber (who did not stand for re-election) shared a farewell message with the Shooting sport family, while at the same time offering his support to the new management for the transition period. 

During his report to the General Assembly, Mr. Schreiber said: 

“I will not stand for re-election. I will fall back to my CEO position. In this position I will be available for a transition period.” 

“Please have only the sport on your agenda. Please leave politics out of your agenda. Please become united again.”

In a farewell message to the Shooting Sport family, which will be published in full in the next ISSF News Magazine, Mr. Schreiber said:

“I did not stand for re-election. Friends and colleagues asked me several times why I took this decision. And indeed, it hasn’t been an easy one,” 

“It is no secret that this four letters, “ISSF”, represented more than simply a job for me. My family has been bounded to the history and to the life of the Federation since President Olegario Vazquez Raña took office in 1980, along with my father Horst Schreiber. I have been serving in the position of Secretary General since 2010 and throughout my career I dedicated 38 years to the federation, which is more than half of my life.”

“When President Olegario Vázquez Raña announced he was going to retire at the end of 2018, I decided not to stand for re-election. I decided that it was time for a change in my life, time to leave space to a new leadership, time to stop and to spend some quality time with my beloved family and to take care of my health.”

“I am proud of the job that I have done and I am grateful for the trust I have been enjoying from President Olegario Vázquez Raña and from the whole Shooting sport family in all these years.”

“In my capacity as Secretary General, I have no doubts that we are passing forward a fully functional, healthy and modern Federation. In these years, our efforts were directed to improve the regulations of the sport, to implement an effective anti-doping system and to state our educational role through the ISSF Academy and the ISSF Workshop for Championship Organizers. We invested in communication, social media, TV distribution, branding and youth programs, in order to keep up with the changing environment. At the same time, the ISSF fostered its transparency and governance, and strengthened its ties with international bodies.”

“While leaving, I wish unity to the Shooting sport family. We are one of the oldest sport, one of the oldest federations in the world, and I am sure that if we stand united, we have a bright future in front of us.” 

“I would like to take this chance to thank all the friends, all colleagues, volunteers, freelancers and the ISSF staff members that have been sharing all this with me in the last 38 years. We had been a great team and we delivered! I would also like to publicly acknowledge thanks and much appreciation to my family for being part of this. My wife Brigitte, my daughter Franziska, my brother Wolfgang and my mother always supported me. Finally and most importantly, I thank Mr. Olegario Vazquez Raña for his leadership, support and trust!”

“Good luck to the new leadership and to the whole ISSF!”

Vice-President Gary Anderson steps down: “wish a bright future to our sport”

68th ISSF General Assembly · Munich, GER

The two-time Olympic Champion retires after being part of the shooting sport movement for 60 years.
As the 2018 ISSF General Assembly meets in Munich to elect its new officers, long-standing ISSF Vice-President Gary Anderson (USA) was not a candidate for re-election. 

The 2-time Olympic Champion, 7-time world champion, and 2-time Pan American champion were first elected in the ISSF (UIT at that time) Administrative Council in 1978, along with President Olegario Vàzquez Raña. He was then elected in the ISSF Executive Committee in 1980 and became ISSF Vice-President in 1990. 

While retiring after serving the Federation for 40 years, 79-year old Anderson addressed a farewell message to the Shooting sport community. The full text of the message will be published in the next ISSF News Magazine edition. 

Mr. Anderson’s message reads: 

“This General Assembly concludes my 60-year international Shooting career that began as an athlete and subsequently encompassed 40 years of service as an elected ISSF official. My farewell message to you is a message of thankfulness for the experiences I have had and the opportunities I was given to serve our sport.”


“For the past 38 years, I have been privileged to be part of an ISSF leadership team that made the changes necessary to transform our sport into a modern Olympic sport.  Under Olegario Vázquez Raña’s leadership, Shooting changed from being an endangered Olympic sport to becoming a big, highly respected and enduring Olympic sport.  Shooting changed to become a full gender equal sport.  Shooting became a spectator sport, with dynamic start-from-zero finals and real-time electronic targets.  The introduction of new women’s and air gun events changed Shooting into a world sport with universality in participation and governance.”


“Now our era as ISSF leaders is ending and it is time for a new generation of leaders.  As we say farewell to the ISSF, I believe President Olegario Vázquez Raña, Secretary General Schreiber and other members of our leadership team can step down knowing the ISSF and Shooting are stronger and better positioned as an Olympic sport.”

“Living through 60 years as an athlete, national federation leader, and ISSF official may seem like a long time, but these years have gone swiftly. I am sincerely grateful for the experiences I have had and the wonderful people with whom I have served. I want to recognize now-departed ISSF leaders who encouraged and mentored me, especially Secretary General Horst Schreiber and Executive Committee members Bjorn Schüllstrom and Bernhard Fischer. I owe an immense debt of gratitude to Olegario Vázquez Raña for the loyalty, friendship and support he has given me. I owe another huge thank you to outgoing Secretary General Franz Schreiber for the close friendship and collaboration we have enjoyed.  A special thank you must go to my wife Ruth Ann and our two children, Kirsten and Erik, who often had to sacrifice time with their husband and father so the ISSF work could be done.”

“And to all members of the shooting sports family, thank you and best wishes for a bright future for our great sport!”

Vladimir Lisin is the new ISSF President

68th ISSF General Assembly · Munich, GER
The ISSF General Assembly elected him as the 7th President of the Federation, following the 38-year long presidency of Olegario Vázquez Raña.
Vladimir Lisin (RUS) is the new ISSF President. He beat Italy’s Luciano Rossi in the succession to the 38-year long presidency of Olegario Vázquez Raña (MEX). 

In the ISSF General Assembly held today at the Munich Park Hotel in Munich, Germany, 136 member federations were present, in addition to 23 proxies, for a total of 159 represented federations and 292 votes, out of the maximum possible representation of 160 members, 147 countries, and 294 votes. 

Delegates awarded 148 votes to Mr. Lisin, and 144 votes to Mr. Luciano Rossi. A third candidate, the President of the Lebanon Shooting Federation Jalkh Boutros (LBN), withdrew his candidature yesterday, 29 November.

Mr. Vladimir Lisin (62) is a Russian entrepreneur holding Ph. Ds in Engineering and Economics, and the Chairman of one of the world’s leading steelmaking companies, NLMK Group. He practices shooting sport since the age of 14 and has been involved in the management of the sport for years. In 2002, Mr. Lisin became President of the Russian Shooting Union, and since 2009 he has been leading the European Shooting Confederation (ESC). From 2009 to 2013 he served as a member of the ISSF Administrative Council, and since 2011 he is the President of the Summer Olympic Sports Association of Russia. In 2013 he became a member of the ISSF Executive Committee, winning then the votes of the delegates at the 2014 ISSF General Assembly to become ISSF Vice-President. At the same time, he has been serving the IOC as a member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education (2006-2014) and in the IOC Marketing Commission (2015- onward).  

Today, Mr. Lisin becomes the 7th President of the International Shooting Sport Federation, one of the oldest international federation, founded in 1907 as the UIT (Union Internationale de Tir). He succeeds Olegario Vázquez Raña, a Mexican entrepreneur and titled athlete who led the ISSF for 38 years. Vazquez Raña stepped back this morning, following a decision he had made public in 2014. He was nominated ISSF Honorary President, right after his farewell speech addressed to the Shooting sport family, today. 

In his speech, before the vote, Mr. Lisin said: 

“I don’t want to make empty electoral promises. There’s a lot of work to do for all of us. We should respect the interest of all federations and all continents.” 

“We will support member federation who really intend to develop Shooting sport in their countries. My recent trips to America and Africa showed there’s a lot to do. Our goal is not to increase the number of federations, but also to increase the competition level of those federations that already part of our family.”

Right after the result of the elections was announced, he added: “Thank you for your trust!”

The ISSF General Assembly must indeed continue, as the delegates are now called to elected the ISSF Secretary General, four ISSF Vice-Presidents, the new ISSF Administrative Committee, the Chairmen of the Sections Committees (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Running Target, Judges, Statutes and Eligibility, Medical), the Auditors, and the ISSF Honorary Members.

On the agenda of the delegates, there is also the approval of the ISSF’s financial statements, a proposal for amendments to the ISSF Constitution, and - on day-2, 1st of December - the decision on the country to organize the 2019 ISSF Shotgun World Championship, and several other regulatory and administrative decisions. 

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source ISSF Website.

Olegario Vàzquez Raña retires after 38-year at the lead of ISSF - Vazquez Raña’s documentary “Shooting Sport: my passion, my life” released

68th ISSF General Assembly · Munich, GER
The longest-standing ISSF President steps back today, as the ISSF General Assembly in Munich (GER) elects its new leadership.
The longest-standing ISSF President, Olegario Vàzquez Raña (MEX), retires today, 30 November 2018, after 38-year at the lead of the International Shooting Sport Federation, as the federation elects its new leadership in Munich (Germany). 

Vàzquez Raña, an 83-year old Mexican entrepreneur, was elected for the first time in the ISSF (UIT, at that time) Council in 1978, and became the President of the Shooting world’s governing body two years later, at the General Assembly held in Mexico City in 1980. 

The Mexican was an active, successful shooter who competed in four Olympic Games (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976) and five World Shooting Championships (1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1979), setting several national, continental and world records. He served as an IOC Member from 1995 to 2015, before becoming an IOC Honorary Member in 2016. 

His leadership has truly changed shooting sport, which he modernized while preserving the traditional traits and values set into the disciplines, increasing the number of Olympic events from 7 to 15 during his time.

Under the guidance of President Vazquez Raña the sport saw the introduction of  the ISSF World Cup Series, of the ISSF Wolrd Cup Finals, of the Olympic Quota Place system, of the final matches, of electronic targets, of the internal television production ISSF TV, and of all the branding and communication activities, just to mention some of the innovations he fostered. 

His vision continued to change the sport in the last decade, with the update of the competition and final formats, and the introduction of the new Mixed Team events that guarantee gender equality in the sport in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. The program of the next Games will include 15 shooting events (6 men, 6 women, and 3 mixed gender events) for a total participation of 360 athletes.

Today, the ISSF General Assembly elected him as ISSF Honorary President by acclamation, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the development of Shooting sport. While proposing his election to the honorary position, Olympic Champions Abhinav Bindra and Kimberly Rhode said: "Olegario Vazquez Raña has been an Olympian, and he transported the same passion to the administration of Shooting sport. Athletes like us have been empowered and encouraged to help keeping our sport fresh, healthy and strong throughout four decades, thanks to his vision. We respect his decision to step down, but at the same time, we would like to retain a strong bound with him. That's why we ask the General Assembly to approve the unanimous recommendation of the Executive Committee and of the Administrative Council to elect him ISSF Honorary President."
After the election, Mr. Vázquez Raña said: 

“This is the last time I am speaking with you as the ISSF President. I am happy but also a bit sad because I consider you my family. I can only say that I fulfilled my duties with integrity, and I have always supported the athletes. I am just a normal person. And I will always be a normal person. You elected me as you Honorary President. So if you invite me sometimes I will come to say hello, but I will never interfere in the sport. Thank you!” 

In his farewell message to the ISSF family, which he anticipated during the Assembly and that will be published in full in the next ISSF News Magazine, the retiring leader said: 

“Every stage of my life has been made up of cycles and it is time to finish mine as President of the ISSF. I have said and will reiterate that it has been a privilege and an honor to have served our sport for 38 years. I will always remember these years fondly.”

“I leave with my head held high because I fulfilled all the goals I set for our Sport, thanks to the great team I’ve had: 36 members of the Administrative Council and 13 in the Executive Committee, who have all worked tirelessly, lending their unconditional support.  Some are no longer with us, but I shall never forget them and I will be forever grateful. “

“Secretary General Franz Schreiber, whom I love like a son, has known how to implement all directives with absolute professionalism and loyalty. Vice-president Gary Anderson, my fellow athlete, has dedicated his life to the development of the ISSF Rules. My great Friend Carlos Silva Monterroso, has been like a brother to me and has worked unconditionally for the future of the Shooting Sport, always supporting me.”

“There have also been difficult times,  - continued Vàzquez Raña - I always adhered to the Constitution and the Statutes of the ISSF. I am a man who admits no pressure and I had learned that nothing tempers a man like wanting to be up to the task at hand. I have always worked with passion to develop the Shooting sport I love so much and my position as a Member of the International Olympic Committee was always at the service of our sport.” 

“I am proud of what we have achieved and I acknowledge that it would not have been possible without the unconditional help of all of you,” he concluded, speaking to the Shooting sport family.

Earlier this year, at the ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, he spoke about his life within the ISSF, during a tribute night organized for his retirement. 

“I have been in charge for 38 years, even if I was never interested in becoming part of the leadership of the federation.” He said then. 

“I was in love with the sport as an active athlete, and I was a businessman with many other obligations. But I was asked to get involved by my fellow athletes, and by our member federations. I took on the challenge and I worked to shift the focus of sport politics back to to the important issues: the rules, the competitions, the athletes.”

“I have been confirmed as the President of the ISSF mandate after mandate because I worked for the athletes, I worked for the sport. Please don’t forget that I love this sport, that  it has been part of my whole life.”

“My decision to retire was taken and communicated four years ago the 2014 ISSF General Assembly here in Munich. I have been asked to stay longer. But it’s now time for me to retire. I gave most of my life to this sport, and I want to spend more time with my family. I am leaving satisfied and happy. I feel very proud of the work I have done all these years.” 

“I hope the new leadership will continue working with the enthusiasm and love I have had for all these years.”

Vazquez Raña’s documentary “Shooting Sport: my passion, my life” released
The outgoing ISSF President opened his doors to ISSF TV, telling the story of his life-long involvement with Shooting sport, from how he got into the sport by chance, to his imminent retirement.
Mexico’s Olegario Vázquez Raña (83) has been leading the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for 38 years. A successful entrepreneur, a four-time Olympian as well as a national, continental and world record holder, he has been the driving force behind the innovations that changed sport in the last four decades. 

On 30 November 2018 he steps down and retires following a decision he made public in 2014, as the ISSF General Assembly elects its new leadership in Munich. 

ISSF TV met him in Mexico City in July 2018, when Mr. Vázquez Raña opened the doors of his office and of his house to tell the story of how he got involved in the sport by chance, to end up being a shooting champion, as well as the longest-standing ISSF President. 

The documentary, a collection of memories and stories spanning half century, has now been published on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/TSxgsofr1zo 

The video also features interviews with IOC President Thomas Bach, ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber, ISSF Vice President Gary Anderson, ISSF Executive Committee Members Robert Mitchell and Alexandros Dimakakos, ISSF Administrative Council Member Derek Ivy, India's first Olympic Gold medalist and former ISSF Athletes Committee Chairman Abhinav Bindra, the President of the Shooting Confederation of the Americas Carlos Sliva Monterroso, and Olegario Vazquez Raña's wife Maria de Los Angeles Aldir de Vazquez, their son Olegario Vazquez Aldir, and their daughters Monica and Maria.

“I started by chance, but I soon got to love Shooting. I love this sport. It’s in my blood, it’s in my dreams,” President Vázquez Raña said. 

“My decision to retire was taken and communicated four years ago the 2014 ISSF General Assembly here in Munich. I have been asked to stay longer. But it’s now time for me to retire. I gave most of my life to this sport, and I want to spend more time with my family. I am leaving satisfied and happy.”

“I leave with my head held high because I fulfilled all the goals I set for our Sport, thanks to the great team I’ve had.”

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source: ISSF Website

sábado, 24 de novembro de 2018

The 92-year-old athlete is the attraction in the Brazilian Shooting Championship this Saturday

Edmar Salles, de 92 anos, compete em Deodoro Foto: Carol Bittencourt / Divulgação CBTE
Edmar Salles, de 92 anos, compete em Deodoro Foto: Carol Bittencourt / Divulgação CBTE

Morador de Belo Horizonte, Edmar Salles compete há 70 anos

terça-feira, 13 de novembro de 2018

Fourteen Olympic quota places awarded in Guadalajara

12th Championship of the Americas · Guadalajara, MEX
The slots were delivered during the 12th Championship of the Americas, held in the Mexican city from the 1st to the 11th of November.
A total of 14 Olympic quota places for Tokyo 2020 were up for grabs at the 12th edition of the Championship of the Americas, the continental competition that took place in Guadalajara (MEX) from November 1st to November 11th.

It was the second international competition hosted by the Mexican city, after the first ISSF World Cup stage of the 2018 season went down in from the 1st to the 12th March.

For more information about the championship click here.

Here’s a detailed list of the athletes who secured the quota places:

10m Air Rifle Men
Dempster Christenson (USA)

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men
George Norton (USA)

10m Air Pistol Men
James Hall (USA)

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men
Leuris Pupo (CUB)

Trap Men
Alessandro De Souza Ferreira (PER)
Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz (MEX)

Skeet Men
Frank Thompson (USA)

10m Air Rifle Women
Minden Miles (USA)

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women
Sarah Beard (USA)

10m Air Pistol Women
Lynda Kiejko (CAN)

25m Pistol Women
Alexis Lagan (USA)

Trap Women
Kayle Browning (USA)
Adriana Ruano Oliva (GUA)

Skeet Women
Francisca Crovetto Chadid (CHI)

The United States won a total of eight quota places, while Canada, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru secured one slot each.

Americas has a total of 38 quotas to deliver: 24 more will be given away at the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima (PER). Sixty Olympic slots have already been awarded at the 52nd ISSF World Championship in Changwon (KOR).

News results and updates about the 3rd edition of the Youth Olympic Games will be available on the ISSF website, at buenosaires2018.com and on all ISSF social media platforms: FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeWeibo and Youku.

Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source: - ISSF Website

quinta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2018

Primeiro medalhista do Brasil em 2016, Felipe Wu busca classificação para a Olimpíada neste sábado

Felipe Wu comemorando com sua medalha na Rio-2016 (Getty Images)

Por Marcelo Laguna (@MarceloLaguna)
Responsável por quebrar um jejum de 96 anos sem uma medalha olímpica no tiro esportivo do Brasil, o paulista Felipe Wu tentará assegurar um lugar nos Jogos de Tóquio-2020 neste sábado (3). Wu integra a equipe do Brasil que participa do Campeonato das Américas de tiro esportivo, que será realizado em Guadalajara (MEX).
Prata na Olimpíada do Rio de Janeiro na prova da pistola de ar 10 m, Felipe Wu participa da qualificação a partir do meio-dia (horário de Brasília) e se avançar, disputará a final às 15h45.
Apenas o campeão já terá assegurada a vaga em 2020. No total, o Campeonato das Américas distribuirá 12 vagas olímpicas.
Após ter tirado uma espécie de “ano sabático” em 2017, quando aproveitou para retomar os estudos e concluir o curso de engenharia aeroespacial, que ficou em segundo plano na preparação para a Rio-2016.
“Esse período foi importante para poder diminuir um pouco o ritmo e também cuidar de uma tendinite no ombro direito que vinha me incomodando”, disse Wu.
A parada programada acabou coincidindo também com uma fase de reestruturação do próprio tiro brasileiro, que não conta com os mesmos investimentos que recebia antes dos Jogos do Rio. Atualmente, a CBTE (Confederação Brasileira de Tiro Esportivo) recebe R$ 3,1 milhões referentes ao repasse da Lei Agnelo/Piva, que destina 1,7% do valor arrecadado nas loterias federais do Brasil ao esporte olímpico.
Por causa das limitações financeiras, Felipe Wu não pôde contar desde o início da temporada com o técnico colombiano Bernardo Tober. Isso acabou refletindo em seu desempenho neste ano, pois não conseguiu chegar a nenhuma final de etapa de Copa do Mundo.
No Campeonato Mundial, realizado em setembro na Coreia do Sul, Wu ficou apenas em 41º lugar, bem longe das quatro vagas olímpicas que estavam à disposição na competição.
Em Guadalajara, embora tenha apenas uma vaga olímpica na prova da pistola de ar 10 m, o atirador brasileiro está mais confiante em tentar assegurar seu lugar em Tóquio. “Acredito que a disputa deva ficar entre Brasil, Cuba e Estados Unidos por essa vaga”, explicou o brasileiro. Além dele, o Brasil terá Severo Neves Freitas competindo na pistola de ar.
Caso a vaga não consiga vir em Guadalajara, Felipe Wu terá que ficar em primeiro ou segundo lugar nas quatro etapas da Copa do Mundo de 2019 ou nos Jogos Pan-Americanos de Lima, no Peru.

Postado por Thom Erik Syrdahl
Fonte: -  https://esportes.yahoo.com/noticias/