The city of Changwon in Korea has been awarded the shooting World Championship of 2018 by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at its General Assembly meeting in London on Tuesday.

The Korean government has reportedly sanctioned $30 million to upgrade the shooting complex and conduct the world championship with six shotgun ranges, 100 targets each in 10 metres and 50 metres apart from 14 lay-outs in the 25-metre range.

The last World Championship was held in Munich, Germany, in 2010 and the next championship will be held in Granada, Spain, in 2014.

The shotgun World Championship in 2015 will be held at the Trap Coca Verde shooting club in Lonato, Italy.

There was also a positive report on the preparation for the shooting competition in the Olympic Games from the Shooting Manager of the organising committee, Peter Underhill.

“Being in the heart of the Games, close to the Olympic Village, will give our athletes the best conditions to compete at their top level,'' said Undergill in a statement issued by the ISSF.

The World Cup in rifle, pistol and shotgun will start in London on Thursday, as part of the testing process for the Olympics.

The General Assembly did not give a two-third majority vote for the draft attempting to renew the ISSF constitution and thus it was not approved.

However, the ISSF council approved a set of new competition formats for rifle, pistol and shotgun finals. The elimination system for rifle and pistol apart from duel system for shotgun will be introduced in the finals in due course of time once the detailed rules are released on the subject.

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