27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

4th World University Sport Shooting Championship concludes in Kazan

The solemn closing ceremony of the 4th World University Sport Shooting Championship took place at the Tennis Academy today.

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The event was attended by Chairman of the 2012 FISU WUC Organising Committee and Tatarstan’s Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Tourism Rafis Burganov and FISU Assessor Chair of the FISU International Press Committee Verena Burk, as well as the 4th WUC Sport Shooting organisers, athletes, judges, and volunteers.

"On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, let me extend my warmest congratulations to you on the conclusion of the championship," Rafis Burganov said to the audience. "We congratulate all the winners of this global sporting event, we congratulate all of you on finding new friends here and gaining invaluable experience." The Minister also expressed hope that the majority of athletes that came to Kazan for the 4th World University Sport Shooting Championship will also take part in the 27th World University Games next summer.

For her part, Verena Burk, FISU Assessor Chair of the FISU International Press Committee, also invited all the 4th WUC Sport Shooting competitors to participate in the 2013 Summer Universiade that Kazan is set to host next year. She also mentioned the contribution of all those who helped to make the World University Sport Shooting Championship happen. "The event of this scale couldn't have been possible without the teamwork of enthusiasts that work in the atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding," she stressed.

Up to 300 athletes from 26 countries of the world competed in the championship that unfolded at two competition venues: Shooting Range Complex in Mirny Township and Sviyaga Shooting Complex. Italy topped the medal table in the Trap and Skeet events with Russia placing second and the Czech Republic sitting in third place. Team Russia leads the medal tally in the Rifle and Pistol events, France is second and shooters of South Korea ended up in the third position.

The 4th World University Sport Shooting Championship served as a test event in the build-up to the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate