With the International Shooting Competition of Hannover scheduled to officially get underway the first week of May, registrations for event indicate it will be record setting in terms of the number of IPC sanctioned shooters competing at the event that will be in its tenth edition. 380 shooters from 26 countries are scheduled to take part.
While not part of the IPC Shooting World Cup schedule, the competition will be one of the largest ones outside that program in the lead up to the 2016 Summer Paralympics. For Rio bound shooters, it also represents one of the last major opportunities for high level competition. The World Cup program wraps up in the d on May 3, and only includes air events. For the full IPC programme, the last World Cup is in Bangkok, Thailand and finishes on March 18.
Classification and training gets underway at the International Shooting Competition of Hannover on Friday, May 5 and continues until that Sunday. Later that day, the first competitive events get underway with the 50m Rifle SH1 / R6 prone men and women up first. Monday’s schedule is more full with four different events on the program including 50m Rifle3x40 SH1-R7 men, 50m Rifle 3×20 SH1-R8 women, 50m Rifle Prone SH2-R9 mix, and 25m Pistol SH1-P3 mix. Shooting then continue with a similar number of events on the program each day until Sunday May 15 when the program finished with three events.