13 Mar 2019 - Sport News

The 2019 clay shooting season kicks off in Acapulco


The shooting sport international season will start on the warm layouts of Acapulco, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where shooters of the Fiocchi Team will begin their four-stage journey that will see them compete in four ISSF World Cup competitions and in the long-awaited ISSF World Championship in Lonato (ITA).


Here’s the detailed schedule of the season:


From March 15th to March 26th: ISSF World Cup in Acapulco (MEX)

From April 5th to April 16th: ISSF World Cup in Al Ain (UAE)

From May 7th to May 18th: ISSF World Cup in Changwon (KOR)

From June 30th to July 11th: ISSF World Championship in Lonato (ITA)

From August 13th to August 23rd: ISSF World Cup in Lahti (FIN)


Two athletes will make their debut in the Fiocchi Team lineup, both of them coming from the austral hemisphere: 23-year-old trap shooter James Willett of Australia, and 27-year-old skeet shooter Chloe Tipple of New Zealand.


The three Italian pillars of the team – Giovanni Pellielo, Gabriele Rossetti and Jessica Rossi, – are all returning for a new season alongside Fiocchi, while an eye should be kept on the rising talent of Lucia Palmitessa, in her first season as a senior athlete.


Along with the prestige of a World Cup medal, Olympic quota places for Tokyo 2020 will also be up for grabs during the season. The countdown has begun.