ISSF World Shooting Championships

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

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[edit]

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

After World War II[edit]

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 Sweden Stockholm (2) 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 11 28  Sweden
34 1949 Argentina Buenos Aires (2) 11 3 1 3 18 5 3 1 1 10 28  Finland
35 1952 Norway Oslo 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 2 13 30  United States
36 1954 Venezuela Caracas 10 3 2 2 17 7 3 1 2 13 30  Soviet Union
37 1958 Soviet Union Moscow 11 3 2 2 18 2 2 1 1 10 3 2 2 17 38  Soviet Union
38 1962 Egypt Cairo 10 3 2 2 17 2 2 2 6 6 3 2 2 13 36  Soviet Union
39 1966 Germany Wiesbaden 10 3 2 1 16 2 1 2 5 8 3 2 1 14 35  United States
40 1970 United States Phoenix 12 5 2 2 21 3 3 2 8 14 8 2 2 26 55  Soviet Union
41 1974 Switzerland Bern-Thun 11 5 2 2 20 3 2 2 7 14 6 2 2 24 51  Soviet Union
42 1978 South Korea Seoul 10 5 2 2 19 3 2 2 7 13 7 4 2 26 52  United States
43 1982 Venezuela Caracas (2) 10 5 2 3 20 3 2 2 7 13 7 4 3 27 54  Soviet Union
44 1986 East Germany Suhl 5 5 2 3 21 3 2 2 7 8 7 4 3 28 56  Soviet Union
Sweden Skövde 6 6
45 1990 Soviet Union Moscow (2) 10 5 3 3 21 3 2 3 8 13 7 6 3 29 58  Soviet Union
46 1994 Italy 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 Spain 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 Finland 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 Croatia 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 Germany 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 Spain 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 South Korea 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 United Kingdom London[citation needed]

Special shotgun and running target championships[edit]

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.

Shotgun[edit]

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 Hungary Budapest 1 1 1 1 2  Hungary
2 1936 Germany Berlin 1 1 1 1 2  Hungary
3 1938 Czechoslovakia Luhačovice 1 1 1 1 2  Hungary
4 1950 Spain Madrid 2 2 2  Italy
5 1959 Egypt Cairo 2 2 1 1 3  Italy and  Soviet Union
6 1961* Norway Oslo 2 2 4 2 2 6  United States
7 1965 Chile Santiago de Chile 2 2 2  Chile
8 1967* Italy Bologna 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 8  Soviet Union
9 1969 Spain|San Sebastián 2 2 2 2 2 2 6  Italy
10 1971 Italy Bologna (2) 2 2 2 2 2 2 6  Soviet Union
11 1973* Australia Melbourne 2 2 4 2 2 4 8  Soviet Union
12 1975* Germany Munich 2 1 3 2 2 4 1 5 10  Soviet Union
13 1977 France Antibes 2 2 2 2 4 4 8  Italy
14 1979 Italy Montecatini Terme 2 2 2 2 4 4 8  Soviet Union
15 1981 Argentina Tucumán 2 2 2 2 4 4 8  Soviet Union
16 1983* Canada Edmonton 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 7 14  Soviet Union
17 1985 Italy Montecatini Terme (2) 2 2 2 2 4 4 8  China
18 1987 Venezuela Valencia 2 2 2 2 2 2 6  China
19 1989 Italy Montecatini Terme (3) 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 7 16  Italy
20 1991 Australia Perth 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 18  United States
21 1993 Spain Barcelona 3 3 2 2 3 3 8 8 16  Italy
22 1995 Cyprus Nicosia 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 18  Italy
23 1997 Peru Lima 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8 17  Italy
24 1999 Finland Tampere 3 3 3 3 5 5 9 9 20  Italy
25 2001 Egypt Cairo (2) 3 3 3 3 6 6 9 9 21  United States
26 2003 Cyprus Nicosia (2) 3 3 3 3 6 6 11 11 23  United States
27 2005 Italy Lonato 3 3 3 3 5 5 8 8 19  Italy
28 2007 Cyprus Nicosia (3) 3 3 2 2 5 5 9 9 19  Italy
29 2009 Slovenia Maribor 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20  Italy
30 2011 Serbia Belgrade 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20  Russia
31 2013 Peru Lima (2) 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20  Italy
32 2015 Italy Lonato (2) 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20  Italy
33 2017 Russia Moscow 3 3 2 2 5 5 10 10 20  Italy
34 2019 Italy Lonato (3) 3 3 2 2 4 4 12 12 21  Italy
  • shotgun and running target simultaneously

Running target[edit]

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* Norway Oslo 2 2 4 2 2 6  United States
2 1967* Italy Bologna 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 8  Soviet Union
3 1969 Sweden Sandviken 1 1 1 1 2  Soviet Union
4 1973* Australia Melbourne 2 2 4 2 2 4 8  Soviet Union
5 1975* Germany Munich 2 1 3 2 2 4 1 5 10  Soviet Union
6 1979 Austria Linz 2 2 2 2 4  Soviet Union
7 1981 Argentina Mala (Tucumán and Buenos Aires) 2 2 2 2 4  Soviet Union
8 1983* Canada Edmonton 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 7 14  Soviet Union
9 2008 Czech Republic Plzeň 4 4 2 2 6 6 10 10 22  Russia
10 2009 Finland Heinola 20  Russia
11 2012 Sweden Stockholm 24  Finland
12 2016 Germany Suhl 24  Ukraine
  • shotgun and running target simultaneously

Special airgun championships[edit]

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 South Korea Seoul 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8  United States
2 1981 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 10  Soviet Union
3 1983 Austria Innsbruck 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8  Sweden
4 1985 Mexico Mexico City 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 8  Soviet Union
5 1987 Hungary Budapest 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 10  Soviet Union
6 1989 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 4 4 2 10 20  Soviet Union
7 1991 Norway Stavanger 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 5 4 4 2 10 20  Soviet Union

Junior championships[edit]

Current individual events[edit]

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 events[edit]

Medals[edit]

Nations[edit]

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

Individual[edit]

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

!# Name Nation Years Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]