World’s Best Shooters To Compete at World Military Games
By Dialogo July 16, 2011
The National Shooting Centre Ten Guilherme Paraense, at the Deodoro Sports Complex in Rio de Janeiro, will host from July 18 some of the best shooters in the world. The 5th CISM Military World Games with 316 registered athletes from 51 countries will compete in 16 medal events, eight male and eight for women.
Colonel Li Duihong, Olympic Gold medalist in Atlanta 1996 Atlanta Games, as well as a Silver at the Barcelona Games in1992 and world champion in 1994 and 2002, leads the Chinese team in the Games of Peace. But to get to the winner’s podium, at these games the 41 year-old must overcome strong competition in the likes of Maj Ana Luiza de Mello, who stamped her passport to represent Brazil at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
In men’s competition, the champion and world record holder in the central fire, Turkish Sgt Dikec Yusuf is one of the strongest opponents for the team of Lieutenant Colonel Julius Adams, Maj Emerson Duarte and Ieng Baptist, team which won the gold medal at the World championships last year and got the silver medal at the 45th World Military Shooting Championship, the major precursor event prior to the 5th Military World Games.
The men will compete in four events consisting of rifle category (standard rifle three-position rifle and rapid military) and four pistol categories (central fire and rapid fire military). Women also compete in four tests of rifle category (rifles and prone rifle three positions) and four pistol categories (pistol and 25m rapid fire pistol military). All trials will be individual and team contests.
In the sport of shooting, there are three different categories, which are subdivided into various events. These are the pistol category (25m, 50m, air, rapid fire, standard, and center fire), the carbine or rifle category (three-position, prone, and air carbine; three-position, prone, and air standard rifle), and the shotgun category (skeet, Olympic trap, and double trap). In all events, the objective is to hit the greatest number of targets in order to score the most points.