European Shooting Confederation http://www.esc-shooting.org The organization of the European Shooting Championships was decided at the Congress of The International Shooting Union held in Helsinki in 1952 http://www.esc-shooting.org/file/head/logo.jpg European Shooting Confederation http://www.esc-shooting.org Sun, 19 Mar 17 00:00:00 +0300 en-en THE ESC AND SIUS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP UNTIL 2025 http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Shooting Confederation and SIUS AG extended partnership that started in 1995. The new sponsorship Agreement has been approved by the ESC Presidium during its meeting in Maribor on March 7th, 2017. This Agreement replaces the earlier one from February 25th, 2013, and is valid till December 31st, 2025. Moreover, if not replaced before the ESC General Assembly of 2025, it will be automatically prolonged until December 31st, 2029. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Zorana Arunovic did what she had planned to do in the Air Pistol Women event http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Air Pistol Women European Champion title was won by Zorana Arunovic from Serbia, silver medal goes to Olena Kostevych from Ukraine and bronze – to Sonia Franquet from Spain. European Champion also achieved the new World and European record. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Maslennikov – strong performance brought gold http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Air Rifle was the last individual competition for men that competed in 10m ECH in Hotel Habakuk in Maribor. There were 67 athletes who participated into the Qualification competition. Vladimir Maslennikov won the qualification. His shooting was superior for sure. After the first 5 shots he took the top place and did not give it up. His winning result was 247.7 which is new World and European Record. He won with the difference of 2.8 point Ukrainian Oleh Tsarkov. The bronze medal winner was Alexis Raynaud from France who passed Italian Giuseppe Pio Capano during the 18th shot and won bronze medal with the difference 0.1 point before Capano who was finally fourth. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Serbia won the Pistol Mixed event http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC created a new event which is Mixed Team Air Pistol and Mixed Team Air Rifle. Both matches have now been official events of the European Champion. The teams consist of female and male athletes. In the finals athletes shoot single shots and the team whose results counted together wins a point. The winner team is that team who reaches first five points. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Christian Reitz made a small surprise by winning gold in Air Pistol Men http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European Championship 10m continued with a lovely weather in Maribor. Yesterday all the Juniors event were successfully competed, and now it was the turn of Men and Women events. The first two events, where Finals and medal matches were to be competed, were 10m Air Pistol Men, 10m Air Rifle Women and Running Target Men (30+30) and Women (20+20). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Czapla returned to gold http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ In Running Target 30+30 Men Competition Lukasz Czapla (POL) returned to gold. After the Qualification Czapla was on the third position after Shchepotkin (RUS) and Swedish Jesper Nyberg, the fourth was Vladislav Prianishnikov (RUS). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The Air Rifle women was the triumph of Snježana Pejčić http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Air Rifle Women final was absolutely triumphing of Croatian Snježana Pejčić. She was second after 5 first shots, but only 0,1 point behind leading Russian Yulia Karimova. After that she took the driver’s place in to the end of the whole Finals. The winning result was 249.1, which is also a new European Record. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Unity of brotherhood http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Until the third day of the European Championship 10m in Maribor Slovenia Olga and Maxim Stepanov from Russian Federation jointly won six medals. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Great team spirit in new team events http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The last two competition of the third day were the new Team Test competition for Air Rifle Women and Air Pistol Men. In the bronze match of Air Rifle Team Women Test competition audience got a good drama. Croatia and Denmark had both 19 points and the winner needed to have 21 points first. Last shot and difference with 0.2 point – silver for Denmark. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Sensitive Artist lives inside of a strong athlete http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The first competition day in 10m ECH has just finished at the Habakuk Hotel. At the two last awarding ceremonies Veronika Major had got two medals: personal gold in Running Target and the bronze one in RT team competition. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Young ladies made interesting Finals in the Air Rifle Women Junior event http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Young ladies performed a real show in the Air Rifle Women Juniors Final. These three medallists stepped on the podium for the first time. The winner after the very exciting and amusing Final was Jade Bodet from France. She bet silver medallist Isabella Johansson from Sweden. Johansson was leading before the last four shots by 0,2 point. Bodet shot three times 10.7 and 9.9 when Johansson managed to hit two times 10.0, 10,0 and 9.8. The winner of bronze medal was just 15 years old Anna Janssen from Germany competing in an international Final for first time as well. Bodet´s result is 249.1, and it’s a New European Junior Record! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Russia dominated in Air Pistol Men Junior http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European Champion title was won by Anton Aristarkhov from Russian Federation, silver medal goes to Paolo Monna from Italy and bronze – to Ernests Erbs from Latvia. European Champion also achieved new World and European records! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Germany and France won gold in Mixed Teams event http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ As we now one of the new competitions which ESC has created is the Mixed Team competitions. They became popular very quickly. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Hungarian Veronika Major is the first gold medallist http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The first competition day started in Maribor sunny. You could hear birds singing outside and feel that the spring has woke up. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Rookie Golovkov shot his first European Junior Championship http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European Champion title was won by Andrei Golovkov from the Russian Federation; silver medal goes to Lazar Kovacevic from Serbia and bronze – to Istvan Peni from Hungary. Andrei Golovkov achieved a new World and European Junior record! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Kizyma and Major on the way to the gold http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Running Target competitions started also today (Wednesday 8th of March). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Maribor is ready for the European Championship 10m http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European Championship 10m Rifle, Pistol and Running Target 2017 will take place in Maribor, Slovenia. 582 athletes from 46 European countries will compete in the Championship in 640 competitive starts because some of athletes will compete in more than one discipline. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 OPENING CEREMONY MARKS THE FORMAL BEGINNING OF EUROPEANS SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP 10M IN MARIBOR, SLOVENIA http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ European shooting Championship 10m formally started today with the Opening Ceremony. 582 athletes from 46 European countries with compete in the Championship. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE 2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 10M IN MARIBOR WILL BE BROADCASTED ON TV http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 2017 European Championship 10m in the city of Maribor, Slovenia, will be broadcasted live on TV. The National Slovenian TV company – RTV Slovenija will arrange the TV production of the competitions and will transmit the signal to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This means that the TV companies of all the countries will be able to broadcast the competitions of the best European shooters, in the four 10m individual Olympic events as well as in the two Mixed Team events that have a perspective of becoming Olympic events very soon. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 NEW FORMATS OF THE TEAM EVENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE 2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ After the successful introduction of the Mixed Team events in the program of the 2015 European Games and the 2016 European Championships, the ESC is going to make another input in the development of the shooting sport. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE YEAR 2017 IS ON START http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The year 2017 is on start. Among the main events for the European Shooting Confederation are two European Championships, a Qualification Tournament for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, the ESC General Assembly, the European Youth League, 25m and 300m European Cups. All those tournaments attract a lot of interest. The well-known experienced shooters will have to demonstrate their readiness to defend titles and ranking positions. The younger generation of athletes will try to show ambitions in the beginning of the new Olympic cycle. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 BEST WISHES FROM THE EUROPEAN SHOOTING CONFEDERATION! http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Season's Greetings from the European Shooting Confederation Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FOR THE 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES WILL TAKE PLACE IN BAKU AND BUDAPEST http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Qualification for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires will take place during the 2017 European Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan and the 2018 European Championship 10m in Budapest, Hungary. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE ESC PRESIDENT VISITED QATAR AND KUWAIT http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC President Mr. Vladimir Lisin visited Qatar and Kuwait. The trip started in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where the ESC President and ISSF Vice-President took part in the XXI General Assembly of the Association of the National Olympic Committees together with the ISSF President Mr. Olegario Vázquez Raña and the ISSF Secretary General Mr. Franz Schreiber. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE TREMENDOUS START OF THE ESC AIR CUP http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC Air Cup - competitions among individual shooters in Air Pistol and Air Rifle that are taking place in Europe for the first time this year - have started in October with a tremendous success. More than 140 shooters from different clubs of ten countries have entered the competitions already. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The Technical Committee meeting took place in Moscow http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The ESC Technical Committee meeting took place in Moscow. The Chairwoman Ghislaine Briez and members of the four discipline groups (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Running Target) discussed several important matters on the future of the shooting sport in Europe. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The 2016 European Youth League ended up with an exciting Final in Bologna http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ For the second time in the history of the European Youth League the Final was entrusted to the Italian Shooting Union and the Bologna Shooting Club. 62 young athletes and their coaches from 14 countries had come to Italy to compete for the medals and trophies during the weekend 13-16 October 2016. The EYL started in 2009 with the aim to give young athletes international experience during a competition with a different and exciting format. At the same time the EYL offers a possibility to make new friends around Europe. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 SHOOTERS FROM 10 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WON 9 GOLD, 9 SILVER AND 7 BRONZE OLYMPIC MEDALS IN RIO http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Shooters from 10 European countries - Italy, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Russia, France, Sweden, Ukraine, Great Britain and Switzerland - won 9 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze Olympic medals at the Deodoro Olympic Shooting Centre. The most successful were athletes from Italy and Germany. The Italians returned home with 4 gold and 3 silver medals, the Germans - with 3 gold and 1 silver. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 HENRI JUNGHAENEL FROM GERMANY AND DIANA BACOSI FROM ITALY INCREASE TO SIX THE NUMBER OF OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS WON BY THE EUROPEAN SHOOTERS IN RIO http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ There were two events in the program of the shooting competitions on Friday, August 11, at the Deodoro Olympic Shooting Centre - 50m Rifle Prone Men and Skeet Women - and both were won by the European athletes. Henri Junghaenel from Germany finished with the best result in 50m Rifle Prone Men while Diana Barcosi from Italy beat her compatriot Chiara Cainero in the Gold Match of Skeet Women. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 BARBARA ENGLEDER FROM GERMANY COMPLETES THE LIST OF OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS IN RIO http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Barbara Engleder from Germany completed the list of Olympic Champions in Rio. On Thursday, August 11, she won the 3 Positions Rifle Women event with a 0,2 points advantage over the runner-up Zhang Binbin from China. Another Chinese shooter, the 2008 Olympic Champion, Du Li finished on the third position. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 ANOTHER VICTORIOUS DAY FOR THE EUROPEAN SHOOTERS IN RIO http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Anna Korakaki from Greece, Monika Karsch from Germany and Heidi Diethelm Gerber from Switzerland were on the podium after the end of the 25m Pistol Women even in the Deodoro Olympic Shooting Centre. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 A PERFECT DAY FOR EUROPEAN SHOOTERS IN RIO http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Monday, August 8, was a perfect day for the European shooters at the Deodoro Olympic Shooting Centre. They won six out of six medals in two events that were disputed during the third day of shooting competitions at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad – 10m Air Rifle Men and Trap Men. The new Olympic medalists came from 5 different countries! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Last day in Lonato http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The hottest day is so far. Three exciting official finals plus two international competitions: Skeet Mixed teams, Double Trap Men and Men Junior and International Double Trap Women and Double Trap Mixed Teams. Quite an interesting programme for one day. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Sunday is full of hope http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Sunday was the day of skeet. The weather was probably the hottest during the Championship and that´s why it was more challenging also for the athletes. The question was how to keep the body active and sharp. Anyway the qualifications showed that athletes know what to do and how be in good shape. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 No doubt – Chiara Caineiro will win gold http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Saturday woke up a little bit misty but you could feel the heat when entering out of hotel and walking at shooting range. It will be a nice sunny and sweating day again. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Mancikova is the princess of the Skeet Women Junior http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Women Juniors Qualification was very tight. The best of skeet women junior qualification was Russian Alina Fazylzyanova with result of 67 clays. Four next athletes (Radka Mancikova (CZE), Noemie Battault (FRA), Hana Adamkova (CZE), Nele Wissmer (NED)) hit 66 clays and from the last semi-final place competed in shoot-off with result 65 following athletes: Esmee van der Veen from Netherland, Finnish Niina Aaltonen, Ukrainian Olha Taranenko and Artemis Kefalidou from Greece. Finnish Niina Aaltonen succeeded excellently and won the place to semi-final. Her shoot-off result was the fourth! Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 It's a Trap Mixed Team day http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ As we know the ESC is a forward-runner in developing shooting sport for the demands of future and IOC 2020 programme. Today it was the turn of Trap Mixed Teams. The teams consisted of a female and male athlete. This Trap Mixed Teams competition is now for the first time as an official event of European Championship. 14 teams participated in this event here in Lonato. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The names of the second Trap day: D Ambrosio and Fabbrizi http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The second day woke up nearly as windy as the first one. As we all know the wind makes the competition more exciting. Other coaches told that the wind does not mean anything while it is so mild, but the former champion “Charlie” had another opinion. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova – Amazing return to top after delivering a baby in April http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Couple of hours after the opening ceremony the wind arose. It was so rough in the city that the restaurants have to put down the parasols but when entering the shooting range the wind had calmed down. Any way it blew quite well. After the first 25 clays series the wind has gone and the sun shined from nearly clear sky. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The European Shotgun Championship has been opened http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ After last week’s rain the weather showed its best side, sunshine and mild wind, +30 C in a shadow. It was a real Italian summer afternoon when the Opening Ceremony of the European Shotgun Championship started. It’s the 10th time in the history of the European shooting when Italy is hosting the continental Championship in shotgun. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE ESC IS LAUNCHING “THE AIR CUP” –THE FIRST EVER “SHOOTING FOR ALL” COMPETITIONS OF THE CONTINENTAL SCALE http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Shooting Confederation is launching the first ever air weapon competitions of the continental scale in which any shooter may participate and become a winner without necessity to go far from home. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Tears before and after the finals http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The last competition at the European Championship was 50m Rifle 3 positions. The 3 positions are also called King or Queen Event of the Rifle shooting. The hardest may be the 300m meter competitions. But yesterday women junior competed in 50m Rifle. As I wrote in the earlier article, the weather wasn´t the best, but it is one of the most interesting issues in a shooting sport that you have to concentrate, get along with the wind and shoot well and sharp. And, of course, when shooting 3 positions, you have to handle all the three: kneeling, prone and standing. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Final Day: it’s raining cats and dogs! http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ Mänikku woke up in the rain and wind, but it didn’t seem to influence the minds of athletes and coached when they walked to the shooting centre. They sighed cheerfully good mooning and continued to their firing points. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The fourth Competition Day showed all kind of tears! http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ It was turn of the 25m Pistol Women Junior day. Yesterday Women Juniors competed the Precision Stage and today they had the Rapid Stage and Finals. The morning looked grey. The heavy rain of yesterday had stopped. The day was full of tears – some because of happiness, some because of disappointment. After the Rapid stage Bulgarian Miroslava Mincheva had shot the best qualification result 584 – strong result by 16 years old Miroslava! French Mathlide Lamolle was the second (579), Russian Margarita Lomova scored 577 on the third position. Athletes qualified to finals were Anna Dedova (CZE), Michelle Skeries (GER), Agate Rasmane (LAT), Elif Kirklar (TUR) and Sophie Polo (FRA). Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 “It was a dark and stormy night when….” http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The third competition day (Thursday 16th June) woke up slowly after the midnight heavy rain. We can say like Snoopy said in Peanuts cartoon: “It was a dark and stormy night when…”. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Switzerland dominated in 25m Standard Pistol Junior Men http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The European Championship Junior continued with 25m Standard Pistol Junior Men and 50m Rifle Prone Women Junior. The weather was as nice as yesterday: sun was shining on the bright blue sky and only mild wind was blowing. It was even hot on the ranges. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR PISTOL AND RIFLE WAS OPENED IN TALLINN http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The Opening Ceremony was organised on the 13th of June at Marjumäki Hill in the very city centre of Estonian capital Tallinn. It is the fourth time in the history of European shooting when Tallinn is hosting the continental Championship. Exactly – twenty years ago, in 1996, it was a Shotgun Championship. In 1998 and 2005 Estonia welcomed the best air weapon shooters. Now it is turn of our Pistol and Rifle hopes. They will compete at the brand new Männiku shooting range. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 The first day was the Russian Day http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ After yesterday´s Opening Ceremony it was time to start competing. The European Championship Junior Pistol and Rifle started today in an excellent Weather. The sun was nice, and wind did not blow nearly at all. The first event was 25m Pistol Men Junior. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 Windy Tallinn warmly welcomes participants of the European Championship http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 2016 European Championship Junior 25/50m Pistol and Rifle will be organised on June 12th -19th in Tallinn, Estonia. The competition centre is Männiku Shooting Range which is located just about 20 km from downtown of Estonian capital Tallinn. Thu, 01 Jan 70 03:00:00 +0300 AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, CZECH REPUBLIC AND ITALY ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAMS IN LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA http://www.esc-shooting.org/news/read/the_interview_with_mrs_unni_nicolaysen-7/ The 8th edition of the European Youth League – EYL for young air rifle and air pistol athletes 14-18 years of age has just completed its qualification period. The West Region was the last one to compete for four of the places at the European Final in October. 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