October 5th, 2007

Shooters Go to India for CISM Military World Games

The U.S. Military Shooting Team will leave Monday for India to compete in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games (MWG). Ten shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, GA, as well as one from the Navy, one Army Reservist, one from the Navy Reserve and one Marine, will represent the USA at the 4th Military World Games in Hyderabad, India, October 12 to 21.

CISM Military World Games 2007 India

Team USA is expected to compete against hundreds of shooters from approximately 30 countries from around the world. Countries expected to participate include Argentina, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Czech, Central African, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Nambia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America, Uzbekistan and Zambia.

The CISM shooting championships consist of men’s and women’s rifle and pistol competitions. Rifle shooters compete with standard rifles at 300 meters in the prone, kneeling and standing positions in both rapid- and slow-fire matches. The pistol team will shoot centerfire and military rapid-fire championships. Only the men’s teams’ scores count in the overall “Best Nation” awards; the women’s teams only compete for their own individual and team awards. Match Results will be posted on the Military World Games website, www.MWG2007.org. Other MWG events will include Boxing, Wrestling, Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon, Swimming, Sailing, Polo, Judo, Handball, Soccer, and Volleyball.

On the Finnish Military Rifle Team website, you can learn more about CISM rifle and pistol shooting. You’ll find many photos of CISM rifle and pistol events, including the 2006 CISM Championships in Rena, Norway, and the 2005 CISM Championships in Thun, Switzerland, shown below.

CISM 2005 World Shooting Championship

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