13 Mar 2019 - Sport News

The 2019 clay shooting season kicks off in Acapulco

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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.