2023 Changwon Disabled Shooting World Cup, 41 countries competing for 186 medals…Chairman Sang-pil Moon “Hope for overall first place”
The Korea Para Shooting Federation (Chairman Moon Sang-pil) will hold the ‘2023 Changwon Para Shooting World Cup,’ a festival for disabled shooters, at the Changwon International Shooting Range for 10 days from the 22nd (Mon) to the 31st (Wed). .
The event is hosted by the World Para Shooting Federation (WSPS) and supervised by the Korea Para Shooting Federation. They will compete for 186 gold, silver and bronze medals in 31 events, including 14 individual and 14 team events, and 3 mixed teams.
About 400 athletes from 41 countries around the world participate, and Korea will have a total of 70 athletes (41 athletes, 29 executives), including 14 national disabled shooting athletes in 2023.
Athletes from each country started entering the country on the 22nd, followed by equipment inspection and official training on the 23rd and 24th. An opening ceremony will also be held on the 24th with a meeting of representatives from each country.
The official match starts on the 25th. Air rifles, air pistols, gunpowder rifles and gunpowder pistols in 10m, 25m, and 50m will be held until the 30th. On the 31st, the 10-day competition will come to an end with the departure of the athletes from each country.
The Para Shooting World Cup is the third largest international event after the Paralympic Games and World Championships. In particular, this Changwon Para Shooting World Cup is a competition that grants the MQS, the minimum qualification score, to participate in the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games, the 2023 Lima World Para Shooting Championships, and the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games.메이저놀이터
In addition, it is a competition that can obtain a national quota for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. It is expected that it will serve as an opportunity to raise the status of disabled shooting in Korea.
The Korea Para Shooting Federation has confirmed that it will host the Para Shooting World Cup for many years until 2025, starting with the event held at the Changwon International Shooting Range in 2022. It is also preparing to host the World Championships in 2026. It is expected to greatly contribute to the development of disabled shooting in Korea and the expansion of the base.
Moon Sang-pil, president of the Korea Para Shooting Federation, said, “Through active discussions with the World Para Shooting Federation (WSPS), we decided to host the World Cup in Korea for four years, and successfully held the first event last year. With more than twice as many countries and athletes participating in this year’s event as compared to last year, I realize that the status of disabled shooting in Korea is increasing day by day.”
“Holding international competitions in Korea is a great opportunity for Korean athletes to gain experience while competing with top-notch athletes from around the world, and we expect it to serve as an opportunity for Korean disabled shooting to develop and grow one step further. . At last year’s World Cup, the domestic team took first place overall, and I hope that the domestic team will achieve good results and achieve first place in the overall at this tournament as well.”