March 15th, 2007

Ft. Benning Hosts ISSF World Cup

The first rifle/pistol International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup of the season will be hosted by USA Shooting March 31 – April 8, 2007, in Ft. Benning, Georgia. To date, 505 athletes from 62 nations have registered for 834 competition entries, to mark the largest shooting World Cup ever to be held on U.S. soil. World Cup USA will feature Olympic medalists, international record holders and the top seeded shooters from each participating nation.

“This is the largest turnout we have ever experienced for the World Cup USA,” noted Wanda Jewell, Director of Operations for USA Shooting and 1984 Olympic bronze medalist in rifle. Various international shooting events, including World Cup USA, permit nations to qualify for the Olympic Games by earning Olympic “quota” slots through outstanding performances. To date, the USA has earned 17 of a possible 28 Olympic quota slots. For more info, contact Najasila Campbell, USA Shooting, at (719) 866-4896 or go to

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