14 USA Shooting Team Athletes Ready for Munich World Cup Test
USA -(Ammoland.com)- The biggest International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup series event is already upon us in 2017 and 14 USA Shooting Team athletes, including five Olympians, are set for the challenge that begins Friday in Munich, Germany. More than 750 athletes from 80 nations are expected to compete.
Munich is hosting an ISSF World Cup stop for the seventh-straight year at the well-known Olympic Shooting Range in Hochbrück. The historic venue hosted the Olympic Shooting events of the Games of the XX Olympiad held in 1972 and where Lones Wigger and John Writer each earned gold that year.
This is the first and only World Cup action of the year for America’s rifle and pistol athletes and headlining the squad is 2016 Air Rifle Olympic Champion Ginny Thrasher (Springfield, Virginia). USA Shooting coaches chose not to participate in the opening World Cup of the year in India and won’t participate in the final World Cup of the year in Azerbaijan.
Thrasher’s previous two international events have proven successful considering she earned Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games and earned a bronze at the …Read the Rest