Ten Maltese shooters participated at the Nando Rossi Memorial in TAV Umbriaverde, Massa Martana Italy, an Event that attracted 340 Olympic Trap Shooters from around the World.
This was a two day competition, with the competitors shooting at 50 targets on Day 1 and another 50 targets on Day 2.
This year’s winner was Sandhu Zoravar Singh of India, while the Mixed Team Event was won by Team Italia, whereas nineteen year old, Cuomo Nino also of Italy managed four perfect straights for a total qualification score of 100/100 hit targets.
Stephen Vella topped the Maltese result list when he shot 94/100.
The scores of the local shooters were;
Stephen Vella 94/100
Nazzareno Attard 90/100
Jeffrey Tonna 89/100
Francis Scorfna 88/100
Stephen Aquilina 87/100
Paul Formosa 85/100
Carmelo Demanuele 84/100
Jean Deguara 84/100
George Cassar 78/100
Carmelo Mallia 72/100
The FITAV President, and ISSF Vice President, Mr. Luciano Rossi M.P. spoke highly of the Maltese Team and passed on his good wishes to the Malta Shooting Sport Federation on the building of the new shooting complex that will host the ISSF World Cup, Shotgun between the 05 June and 15 June 2018.
On Tuesday 29 August a Maltese Team will be travelling to Moscow, Russia to compete at the ISSF World Championship, Shotgun.