The presentation was attended by the Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, the President of the IPSC Russia Mikhail Gushchin and other officials.
Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov
“For our city, the Action Air World Shoot in 2021 is another important international sporting event. We take the baton from Hong Kong, because that is where previous competitions were held. Despite the fact that practical shooting is quite a young sport for Russia, it is quickly gaining popularity in our country. Everywhere sections open, including in the city of Sochi, such a section appeared, which means that our boys and girls have expanded opportunities for sports. Preparing for the Championship in 2021 requires a serious attitude to security issues, medical services, transport, recruitment and training of volunteers. Sochi is ready to share its rich experience in all these areas. I’m sure the 2021 World Shooting Championship will be held at the highest organizational level. ”
Mikhail Guschin, President of IPSC Russia
“It is a great honor and responsibility for us to hold in Russia the Action Air World Shooting Championship. Sochi, the sports capital of Russia, is like no other city suitable for holding this event. And we are focused on organizing the most exciting, interesting and spectacular sports festival. ”
Young athletes – members of the Russia national team: Alexander Tarasov, Vadim Evdokimov, Maxim Kotlyar, Polina Runova and others demonstrated their shooting skills by performing exercises with airguns on an specially equipped galleries. Guests and spectators could also try their hand and hit targets.
The presentation has become the official start of the preparation process for the Championship. In May, the Practical Shooting Federation officially launches the work of the organizing committee in the city of Sochi.