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Update Online shooting has gained traction, ISSF also looking at it: Sharif

Seeing the interest generated by online tournaments, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is planning to experiment with organising virtual competitions of its own in a world altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former India shooter Shimon Sharif has organised a few online championships and a month-long league during the coronavirus-forced lockdown and according to him, it has attracted the attention of ISSF, which was left with no option but to cancel all the World Cup stages this year due to the pandemic.

"The Online Shooting Championship is becoming more and more popular among the shooters and stakeholders of our sport," said Sharif, who is organising his next virtual tournament on October 3 and 4 in 10 air rifle and air pistol events.

"Leading gun manufacturers are showing interest in online shooting. The online championship next month has got the support of Austrian gun manufacturer Steyr which has to it's credit the maximum Olympic medals," Sharif, who has represented India in the World Cup, said.


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