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Tiro a Volo Italiani Paralimpici scheduled to start Thursday with 34 Italian shooters participating

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On Thursday, Tiro a Volo Italiani Paralimpici, the Italian national clay, trap, skeet, double trap and target shooting championships are scheduled to get underway at the Umbriaverde Sporting & Resort in Massa Martana Perugia. 34 Italian shooters are scheduled to compete.

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Beyond the local azzurri competitors, 20 international competitors will also be competing from countries that include Spain, New Zealand, India, Brazil, Iran, Great Britain, Finland and Denmark.  Total, there are 22 sitting competitors and 32 standing shooters.

 

The first two days of the competition will be for classification and practice, with shooting actually getting underway on Saturday at 11:00 local time on six different fields.  The skeet shooting part is part of an initiative by Federazione italiana Tiro al Volo and the International Paralympic Committee as a trial for the discipline.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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