World Shooting Para Sport has announced that Chateauroux, France will return to the World Cup season in 2022 hosting the event for the second time.
The Chateauroux 2022 World Cup will take place from 6 to 13 June at the Centre National de Tir Sportif (CNTS). The venue hosted the first edition in 2018 with 228 athletes from 43 countries.
It will again be a combined World Cup featuring all shooting Para sport classes (rifle and pistol, Para trap, VI shooting), including rifle and pistol mixed team events.
Tyler Anderson, World Shooting Para Sport Senior Manager, said: “We are thrilled to be back to the CNTS where we had a fantastic event three years ago. This is one of the best and most accessible shooting ranges in the world and we are thrilled to partner with FFTir [French Shooting Federation] again to deliver what is sure to be a fantastic event.
“We aim to include the Chateauroux World Cup as one of the qualification events for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games on top of being a qualification event for the Al Ain 2022 World Championships. We expect to have a final decision once we confirm the Paris 2024 qualification regulations with the International Paralympic Committee.”
Michel Baczyk, president of the FFTir, said: “We are very excited to welcome WSPS back for another World Cup. Our CNTS shooting range was built with accessibility in mind and we are happy to host the top shooting Para sport athletes in the world. We had a successful event in 2018 and we look forward to welcoming the world back to Chateauroux in 2022 with a brand new final hall, which will permit the broadcast of all finals.”
Chateauroux 2022 is the fourth international event confirmed in next year’s World Shooting Para Sport competition calendar following the announcements of the European 10m Championships in Hamar, Norway in March and the World Championships in Al Ain, UAE in November.
Shooting will also be part of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games from 9 to 15 October in China.