The ISSF World Cup Series kicks off from Acapulco (Mexico)
Acapulco, 02/03/2015 - The 2015 ISSF World Cup Series kicked-off from Acapulco, Mexico, where the first Shotgun World Cup Stage of the season takes place from the 1st through the 9th of March.
The first ISSF World Cup Stage of the season was officially opened on the 1st of March by the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña and by the President of the Mexican Shooting Federation Jorge Alfonso Pena Soberanis, at the presence of the ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber, of the President of the Mexican NOC Carlos Padilla Becerra and of the President of the Mexican Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte Mr Jesús Mena Campos.
Over 300 athletes coming from 54 nations arrived here in Acapulco to compete in the five Olympic events of Shotgun shooting, trying to achieve one of the 10 Olympic Quota Places to be awarded here.
The Trap Women Finals will open the competition, assigning the first medals and quotas on the 2nd of March, at 4.30 PM. The Trap Men Finals will follow on the 3rd of March, while the Double Trap Men Finals will take place on the 5th of March. The Skeet Women and Men Finals will award the last medals and Olympic slots of Acapulco on the 8th and 9th of March.
The Finals will be broadcasted live on the ISSF Livestream channel at http://www.issf-sports.org/pages/livestream.ashx