Air Rifle & Air Pistol Competitions Strassen Luxembourg

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 19:13

A team of shooters from the Malta Air Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club affiliated with the Malta Shooting Sport Federation participated in 3 shooting competitions held in Strassen, Luxembourg between 9th & 13th December 2014. These were the RIAC 1, RIAC 2 and the IBIS CUP.

The 5 member team was made up of;

 Eleanor Bezzina & Josephine Galea Calleja Women Air Pistol

 Alison Vella Women Air Rifle

 Waynw Galea Men Air Rifle

 Gianluca Azzopardi Spiteri Men Junior Air Rifle

All competitions abided by the ISSF 10 meter Air Rifle & Pistol Regulations.

All shooters obtained respectable results considering that most of their scores exceeded those they normally score during Local competitions held at the Bidnija indoor range. The scores were close or in Gianluca’s case exceeded the MQS set by the MOC for these athletes to qualify in coming June GSSE games.

As expected Eleanor Bezzina, the current holder of the Gold in the GSSE (Small Nations Games) in the 10m Air Pistol discipline obtained the best achievements.

She qualified for the finals in all 3 competitions and placed third winning bronze in the RIAC 2. She placed 4th in the RIAC 2 after a shoot out for the 3rd place. She lost 3rd place by only 0.2 of a point.

Then she placed 6th on the final day in the IBIS CUP.

These results augur well for next years GSSE games to be held in Iceland.





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