22 May 2015
335 SHOOTERS FROM 48 COUNTRIES WILL TAKE PART IN THE 1st EUROPEAN GAMES
|335 shooters from 48 countries will take part in the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. 203 men and 132 women will compete in 15 individual and 4 Mixed Team Events. Nearly 450 starts are expected in the individual events where besides medals the athletes will have a chance to win the desired Quota places for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.|
Russia will be represented in Baku by 28 shooters, Italy – by 23, Germany – by 22, France – by 18. Another 11 countries – Czech Republic, Ukraine, Great Britain, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Azerbaijan and Switzerland – will have from 10 to 14 participants of the shooting competitions.
In individual Men competitions the biggest number of competitors is expected in 50m Rifle Prone. 37 athletes have been registered for this event. 35 participants will compete for the victory in 10m Air Rifle, 33 – in 10m Air Pistol and 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 32 – in Trap, 31 – in Skeet, 30 – in 50m Pistol, 21 – in 25m RFP and 16 – in Double Trap.
In individual Women competitions 39 athletes have been registered for 10m Air Rifle, 36 – in 10m Air Pistol, 34 – in 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 29 – in 25m Pistol, 20 – in Trap and 19 – in Skeet.
Numerous participants are expected also in Mixed Team Events. Russia, Germany, Italy and France, for example, are going to compete in all four events - 10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol, Trap and Skeet, Azerbaijan and Ukraine - in three. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey have confirmed already their participation in one or two team competitions.