Success for Maltese Target Shooters in Italy

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 14:24

MARPSC Target Shooters members of the Malta Shooting Sport Federation, this weekend participated at the 4th Gara Federale Regionale in Catania, Sicily with great success. Over two hundred shooters from all over Sicily took part in the  various shooting events that were carried out over two weekends. A pistol shooting competition was also organised for disabled shooters during these championships.

The Maltese shooters did extremely well in this competition obtaining  two first placings in both Prone Rifle 50m (Men)  and Air-Rifle 10m (Men) by Lawrence Darmanin & Michael Xuereb respectively, and a 2nd placing in the Air-rifle 10m (Women) by Alison Vella in her first competition abroad. Moreover, the Air-Pistol shooters – Stephen Vassallo and Mario Mallia Milanes, having shot their personal best overseas scores, achieved good placings in the highly contested Air-Pistol events. In total 4 personal overseas best scores were achieved by the Maltese participants.

After the competition, Dr Carlo Rossitto -President of TSN Catania exchanged memorable plaques with MSSF General Secretary – Mr Gino Galea and MARPSC President – Lawrence Darmanin. He thanked all the Maltese Shooting Team for their participation and success in the competitions and promised that they will be sending their best air-rifle and air-pistol shooting teams to participate in an Airgun Grand Prix to be held in Malta next October.


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