Brazilian Athletes Achieve Historical Results in Shooting World Cup
By Dialogo May 29, 2013
The Brazilian Olympic Shooting Team participated in the U.S. Sport Shooting International Federation World Cup between May 4 and 13, in Fort Benning, Georgia. Participating athletes from the Brazilian Army Sports Committee (CDE), who are part of the Brazilian national team, achieved excellent results.
For the first time in the history of rifle shooting in Brazil, a Brazilian athlete qualified for the World Cup final. This accomplishment belongs to Major Rippel, of the 28th Light Infantry Battalion, in Campinas, São Paulo, a CDE athlete, and a member of the Brazilian Military Shooting Team. Major Rippel ranked third in the knockout stage, with 625.3 points. He got fifth place in the individual modality in the final, the best ranking of a Brazilian rifle-shooting athlete of all times.
Sergeant Felipe Wu also made it to the final in the air gun category. He finished 6th in the qualifying phase, with 580 points. Wu, who is part of the Army World Class Athlete Program, finished the competition in eighth place.
This article is a courtesy of the Military Sports Blog, which publishes competitions and sports news for the Armed Forces and Auxiliary Forces in Brazil and abroad