6th FISU WUC Shooting Sport starts
Student-athletes from thirty countries were present at the opening ceremony of the 6th World University Shooting Sport Championship in Bydgoszcz, in the capital of the Polish province of Kuyavian-Pomerania. 402 participants are registered for this FISU event: 181 male athletes, 134 female and 87 officials. The event will last until 18 September.
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Open to student-athletes aged between 17 and 25 (for 2016 and 2017 events, the upper age is still 28), the FISU sporting events are the Summer and Winter Universiade and the World University Championships. The Universiades are multisport events staged in odd-numbered years, while the World University Championships are single-sport events staged in odd-numbered years. Besides its sporting events, FISU stages educational events, i.e. the FISU Forum on University Sport, the FISU World Conference on Development through Sport, the FISU World Conference on Innovation – Education – Sport, the FISU Sport Education Summit and the FISU Seminars.
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