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The ISSF World Shooting Championships are governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. World Shooting Championships began in 1897, after the successful 1896 Summer Olympics, and although the ISSF was not founded until 1907, these early competitions are still seen by the organization as the beginning of a continuous row of championships. By this logic, the 2006 competition in Zagreb was called the 49th ISSF World Shooting Championships. These championships, including all ISSF shooting events, are held every four years since 1954. For the shotgun events only, there is an additional World Championship competition in odd-numbered years. These extra competitions are not numbered. In running target, there will be World Championships in Olympic years.

ISSF World Shooting Championships
Statusactive
GenreShooting sport World championship
Date(s)varying
Frequencyannual
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1897 (1897)
Most recent2018
Next event2022
Organised byISSF
Websitewww.issf-sports.org

ISSF World Shooting ChampionshipsEdit

The World Championships were held each year from 1897 to 1931, with the exception of the years 1915–1920 (interruption by World War I) and 1926. From 1933 to 1949, they were held biennially, although the 1941–1945 competitions were canceled (again, because of world war). The current schedule, with large World Championships only every four years, was adapted in 1954.

Originally, 300 metre rifle (in various positions) was the only discipline on the programme, despite many other events having been included in the Olympics. In 1900, 50 metre pistol was added. This programme was in use until 1929, the only change being the addition of 300 metre army rifle, with mandatory use of the host nation's army weapon, in 1911. The 1929 championships in Stockholm saw the addition of most of the remaining events from the Olympic programme: 100 metre running deer, 50 metre rifle and trap. 25 metre rapid fire pistol had to wait until 1933.

Immediately after World War II, 300 metre standard rifle (with more strict rules than 300 metre rifle but less than 300 metre army rifle) was added along with 25 metre center-fire pistol and skeet. There was also briefly a combined 50 and 100 m rifle competition. Specific women's events began to be slowly added from 1958, although women had previously, and at times successfully, been allowed to compete alongside the men. The last remaining army rifle event and 100 metre running deer were dropped in 1966, the latter in favour of 50 metre running target. 50 metre standard rifle was also added for both men and women, but was soon dropped for the men due to the similarity to 50 metre rifle. The 1970 World Championships in Phoenix added airgun events, 25 metre standard pistol and the mixed running target competition. 10 metre running target was added in 1981.

For the 1994 competitions in Milan, a number of profound changes were made. First, junior competitions were added (like the senior championships, these are only held every four years); they had previously been tested in the special shotgun and airgun championships. Second, there were no longer medals awarded in single positions in the 300 metre and 50 metre rifle matches (except for the prone position, which has its own match). Third, double trap had been introduced five years earlier in Montecatini Terme and now made its way into the large championships. With only minor additions, the 1994 programme is still in use.

Before World War I (1897 to 1914) and Interwar period (1921 to 1939)Edit

Number Year Venue Individual events Team events Total Medal count winner
Rifle Pistol SG RT Total Rifle Pistol SG RT Total
1 1897   Lyon 4 4 1 1 5    Switzerland
2 1898   Turin 4 4 1 1 5   France
3 1899   Loosduinen 4 4 1 1 5    Switzerland
4 1900   Paris 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
5 1901   Lucerne 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
6 1902   Rome 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
7 1903   Buenos Aires 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
8 1904   Lyon (2) 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
9 1905   Brussels 4 1 5 1 1 2 7   Belgium
10 1906   Milan 4 1 5 1 1 2 7   France
11 1907   Zürich 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
12 1908   Vienna 4 1 5 1 1 2 7   Italy
13 1909   Hamburg 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
14 1910   Loosduinen (2) 4 1 5 1 1 2 7    Switzerland
15 1911   Rome (2) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
16 1912   Bayonne-Biarritz 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
17 1913   Camp Perry 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
18 1914   Viborg 8 1 9 1 1 2 11   France
19 1921   Lyon (3) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11   United States
20 1922   Milan (2) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
21 1923   Camp Perry (2) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11   United States
22 1924   Reims 8 1 9 1 1 2 11   United States
23 1925   St. Gallen 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
24 1927   Rome (3) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
25 1928   Loosduinen (3) 8 1 9 1 1 2 11    Switzerland
26 1929   Stockholm 9 1 1 2 13 3 1 1 2 7 20    Switzerland
27 1930   Antwerp 11 1 13 4 1 5 18   United States
  Rome (4) 1
28 1931   Lwów 12 1 1 2 16 4 1 1 2 8 24    Switzerland
29 1933   Granada 11 2 14 4 1 6 20   Sweden
  Vienna (2) 1 1
30 1935   Rome (5) 11 2 14 5 1 7 21   Finland
  Brussels (2) 1 1
31 1937   Helsinki 12 2 1 2 17 11 2 1 14 31   Finland
32 1939   Lucerne (2) 13 2 16 5 2 8 24   Estonia
  Berlin 1 1

After World War IIEdit

Number Year Venue Men's events Women's events Junior events Team events Total Medal count winner
Ri Pi SG RT Σ Ri Pi SG RT Σ Ri Pi SG RT Σ Ri Pi SG RT Σ
33 1947   Stockholm (2) 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 11 28   Sweden
34 1949   Buenos Aires (2) 11 3 1 3 18 5 3 1 1 10 28   Finland
35 1952   Oslo 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 2 13 30   United States
36 1954   Caracas 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 2 13 30   Soviet Union
37 1958   Moscow 11 3 2 2 18 2 2 1 1 10 3 2 2 17 38   Soviet Union
38 1962   Cairo 10 3 2 2 17 2 2 2 6 6 3 2 2 13 36   Soviet Union
39 1966   Wiesbaden 10 3 2 1 16 2 1 2 5 8 3 2 1 14 35   United States
40 1970   Phoenix 12 5 2 2 21 3 3 2 8 14 8 2 2 26 55   Soviet Union
41 1974   Bern-Thun 11 5 2 2 20 3 2 2 7 14 6 2 2 24 51   Soviet Union
42 1978   Seoul 10 5 2 2 19 3 2 2 7 13 7 4 2 26 52   United States
43 1982   Caracas (2) 10 5 2 3 20 3 2 2 7 13 7 4 3 27 54   Soviet Union
44 1986   Suhl 5 5 2 3 21 3 2 2 7 8 7 4 3 28 56   Soviet Union
  Skövde 6 6
45 1990   Moscow (2) 10 5 3 3 21 3 2 3 8 13 7 6 3 29 58   Soviet Union
46 1994   Milan-Tolmezzo-Fagnano (2) 6 5 3 4 18 3 2 3 1 9 6 7 3 5 21 15 14 6 8 43 91   United States
47 1998   Barcelona-Zaragoza 6 5 3 2 16 3 2 3 1 9 6 7 3 3 19 15 14 6 6 41 85   China
48 2002   Lahti 6 5 3 4 18 5 2 3 2 12 6 7 6 6 25 17 14 10 12 53 108   Russia
49 2006   Zagreb 6 5 3 4 18 5 2 3 2 12 6 7 5 6 24 17 14 8 12 51 105   China
50 2010   Munich 6 5 3 4 18 5 2 3 2 12 6 7 5 6 24 17 14 10 12 53 107   China
51 2014   Granada 6 5 3 4 18 5 2 2 2 11 6 7 5 6 24 17 14 10 8 49 102   China
52 2018   Changwon 6 5 3 4 18 5 2 2 2 11 6 7 4 4 21 19 16 6 11 52 102   China
53 2022   London[citation needed]

Special shotgun and running target championshipsEdit

Special shotgun championships were first held in 1934, and since 1959 they are held biennially so that in these events, there are either Olympic Games or World Championships each year. The original event was trap; skeet was added in 1950 and double trap in 1989.

It was in this kind of championship that the first woman won a World Championship medal in shooting: Carola Mandel (USA) in 1950. Women got their own competitions in 1967.

Running target events have been sporadically included; the last time was 1983. As a compensation for the 2005 loss of Olympic status for 10 metre running target however, it has been decided to hold provisional World Championships in 10 metre running target and 50 metre running target in Olympic years, starting in 2008.

5 Edition (1961, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1983) of shotgun and running target was held simultaneously.

ShotgunEdit

Number Year Venue Men's events Women's events Junior events Team events Total Medal count winner
SG RT Σ SG RT Σ SG RT Σ SG RT Σ
1 1934   Budapest 1 1 1 1 2   Hungary
2 1936   Berlin 1 1 1 1 2   Hungary
3 1938   Luhačovice 1 1 1 1 2   Hungary
4 1950   Madrid 2 2 2   Italy
5 1959   Cairo 2 2 1 1 3   Italy and   Soviet Union
6 1961*   Oslo 2 2 4 2 2 6   United States
7 1965   Santiago de Chile 2 2 2   Chile
8 1967*   Bologna 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 8   Soviet Union
9 1969  |San Sebastián 2 2 2 2 2 2 6   Italy
10 1971   Bologna (2) 2 2 2 2 2 2 6   Soviet Union
11 1973*   Melbourne 2 2 4 2 2 4 8   Soviet Union
12 1975*   Munich 2 1 3 2 2 4 1 5 10   Soviet Union
13 1977   Antibes 2 2 2 2 4 4 8   Italy
14 1979   Montecatini Terme 2 2 2 2 4 4 8   Soviet Union
15 1981   Tucumán 2 2 2 2 4 4 8   Soviet Union
16 1983*   Edmonton 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 7 14   Soviet Union
17 1985   Montecatini Terme (2) 2 2 2 2 4 4 8   China
18 1987   Valencia 2 2 2 2 2 2 6   China
19 1989   Montecatini Terme (3) 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 7 16   Italy
20 1991   Perth 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 18   United States
21 1993   Barcelona 3 3 2 2 3 3 8 8 16   Italy
22 1995   Nicosia 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 18   Italy
23 1997   Lima 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8 17   Italy
24 1999   Tampere 3 3 3 3 5 5 9 9 20   Italy
25 2001   Cairo (2) 3 3 3 3 6 6 9 9 21   United States
26 2003   Nicosia (2) 3 3 3 3 6 6 11 11 23   United States
27 2005   Lonato 3 3 3 3 5 5 8 8 19   Italy
28 2007   Nicosia (3) 3 3 2 2 5 5 9 9 19   Italy
29 2009   Maribor 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20   Italy
30 2011   Belgrade 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20   Russia
31 2013   Lima (2) 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20   Italy
32 2015   Lonato (2) 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20   Italy
33 2017   Moscow 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20   Italy
34 2019   Lonato (3) 3 3 2 2 4 4 12 12 21   Italy
  • shotgun and running target simultaneously

Running targetEdit

Number Year Venue Men's events Women's events Junior events Team events Total Medal count winner
SG RT Σ SG RT Σ SG RT Σ SG RT Σ
1 1961*   Oslo 2 2 4 2 2 6   United States
2 1967*   Bologna 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 8   Soviet Union
3 1969   Sandviken 1 1 1 1 2   Soviet Union
4 1973*   Melbourne 2 2 4 2 2 4 8   Soviet Union
5 1975*   Munich 2 1 3 2 2 4 1 5 10   Soviet Union
6 1979   Linz 2 2 2 2 4   Soviet Union
7 1981   Mala (Tucumán and Buenos Aires) 2 2 2 2 4   Soviet Union
8 1983*   Edmonton 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 7 14   Soviet Union
9 2008   Plzeň 4 4 2 2 6 6 10 10 22   Russia
10 2009   Heinola 20   Russia
11 2012   Stockholm 24   Finland
12 2016   Suhl 24   Ukraine
  • shotgun and running target simultaneously

Special airgun championshipsEdit

From 1979 to 1991, there were seven special airgun championships, including 10 metre air rifle, 10 metre air pistol and sometimes also 10 metre running target. This kind of championship has been discontinued.

Number Year Venue Men's events Women's events Junior events Team events Total Medal count winner
Ri Pi RT Σ Ri Pi RT Σ Ri Pi RT Σ Ri Pi RT Σ
1 1979   Seoul 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8   United States
2 1981   Santo Domingo 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 10   Soviet Union
3 1983   Innsbruck 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8   Sweden
4 1985   Mexico City 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8   Soviet Union
5 1987   Budapest 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 10   Soviet Union
6 1989   Sarajevo 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 4 4 2 10 20   Soviet Union
7 1991   Stavanger 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 4 4 2 10 20   Soviet Union

Junior championshipsEdit

Current individual eventsEdit

Total medals by country (senior current events only)Edit

This table was calculated for the senior current events only. Last updated after 2009 World Running Target Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union20712887422
2  United States130142119391
3  Italy897176236
4   Switzerland856753205
5  China746852194
6  Russia494041130
7  Sweden405262154
8  Finland374551133
9  France335561149
10  Hungary313545111
11  Germany28283692
12  West Germany27273286
13  Norway17192864
14  Belgium17121746
15  Czech Republic1523947
16  Poland15181447
17  Czechoslovakia14161747
18  East Germany13192456
19  Ukraine13172252
20  Bulgaria13111135
21  Australia12201042
22  Canada910423
23  South Korea992038
24  Denmark961934
25  Argentina94619
26  Great Britain8142143
27  Spain8141739
28  Yugoslavia712423
29  India62412
30  Kuwait61411
31  Estonia52310
32  Belarus47819
33  Kazakhstan4149
34  Romania3111024
35  Austria371424
36  Mexico3238
37  Cyprus3205
38  Slovakia271221
39  Azerbaijan2305
40  Venezuela2226
41  Colombia2147
42  Chile2103
43  Portugal16310
44  Egypt1258
45  Chinese Taipei1124
  Slovenia1124
47  Ireland1113
48  Israel1102
  South Africa1102
  United Arab Emirates1102
51  Mongolia1023
52  Armenia1001
  Latvia1001
54  Japan0538
55  Netherlands04610
56  Lithuania0415
57  Cuba0358
58  Greece0213
  Thailand0213
60  Brazil0123
  North Korea0123
62  Georgia0112
  Turkey0112
64  Lebanon0101
  Serbia and Montenegro0101
66  San Marino0033
67  Albania0011
  Croatia0011
  Peru0011
  Puerto Rico0011
  Uruguay0011
Totals (71 nations)1076107110723219

Discontinued eventsEdit

MedalsEdit

NationsEdit

This table was calculated for the senior events only, including both current and discontinued events. Last updated after 2012 World Running Target Championships.[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union258162106526
2  United States192182173547
3   Switzerland174146126446
4  Italy1078994290
5  China928758237
6  Sweden74102112288
7  Finland709193254
8  Russia665249167
9  France5889100247
10  Norway415758156
11  Hungary374048125
12  Germany353838111
13  West Germany323041103
14  Belgium23172969
15  Poland21231963
16  Great Britain20143165
17  Estonia20121446
18  Czech Republic18251457
19  India17111543
20  Czechoslovakia16232564
21  Argentina1671033
22  Denmark15222865
23  Spain15172153
24  East Germany14223167
25  Australia1421944
26  Ukraine13203164
27  Bulgaria13121136
28  South Korea12142652
29  Canada1113529
30  Yugoslavia611522
31  Kuwait61613
32  Austria5111531
33  Belarus57921
34  Netherlands4121430
35  Romania4111126
36  Cyprus4217
37  Kazakhstan41611
38  Slovakia3101730
39  Mexico3238
  North Korea3238
41  Japan25310
42  Azerbaijan2305
43  Venezuela2226
44  South Africa2215
45  Colombia2147
46  Chile2103
47  Portugal16310
48  Serbia1427
49  Egypt1247
50  Brazil1236
  Slovenia1236
52  Serbia and Montenegro1203
53  Chinese Taipei1124
54  Ireland1113
  United Arab Emirates1113
56  Israel1102
  Latvia1102
58  Mongolia1023
59  Armenia1001
60  Lithuania0415
61  Cuba0358
62  Georgia0213
  Greece0213
  Thailand0213
65  Turkey0112
66  Lebanon0101
67  San Marino0055
68  Albania0011
  Croatia0011
  Guatemala0011
  Peru0011
  Puerto Rico0011
  United Arab Republic0011
  Uruguay0011
Totals (74 nations)1566156015584684

IndividualEdit

In this list the multiple medalists (individual and team) of all-time.[2]

!# Name Nation Years       Total Discipline
1 Konrad Staeheli    Switzerland 1898-1914 41 17 11 69 Pistol/Rifle
2 Karl Zimmermann    Switzerland 1921-1947 30 17 20 67 Rifle
3 Lones Wigger   United States 1966-1986 22 22 7 51 Rifle
4 Kullervo Leskinen   Finland 1930-1952 15 19 11 45 Rifle
5 Josias Hartmann    Switzerland 1921-1939 15 12 11 38 Rifle
6 Wilhelm Schnyder    Switzerland 1922-1933 14 2 3 19 Pistol/Rifle
7 John Robert Foster   United States 1961-1974 13 15 2 30 Rifle/Running Deer
8 Paul Van Asbroeck   Belgium 1900-1930 13 9 13 35 Pistol/Rifle
9 Emil Kellenberger    Switzerland 1899-1922 13 7 0 20 Rifle
10 Gennadi Lushikov   Soviet Union 1974-1990 13 6 2 21 Rifle
11 Lubos Racansky   Czech Republic 1986-2008 13 5 1 19 Running Target
12 Louis Richardet    Switzerland 1897-1909 13 4 5 22 Pistol/Rifle
13 Moysey Itkis   Soviet Union 1954-1962 13 1 5 19 Rifle
14 Walter Lienhard    Switzerland 1922-1939 12 11 3 26 Rifle
15 Otto Horber    Switzerland 1935-1952 12 9 12 33 Rifle

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Medals
  2. ^ "Multi-Medalists Top 15" (PDF). issf-sports.org. Retrieved 19 April 2012.

External linksEdit