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International Crossbow Shooting Union congratulates Vasiliy Lesnikov on his appointment as the Chairman of the Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia!


A junior Champion of Israel in rifle shooting, a 15-year-old guest of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in Match and Field divisions, Olga Tashchieva has not only captured the hearts and minds of spectators and strict judges, but also hit a bull’s eye. The young athlete managed to win the first place becoming the best shooter in Match division in “Guests” category. The crossbow beginner and her father and coach Alexander Tashchiev told about their impressions, discoveries, new friends and emotions in an exclusive interview.


The triumphant of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Field” and “Match” divisions, the winner of 4 gold medals out of 5 possible, Andrej Krstinic told us about his path to success. Read about the competition, friendship and team spirit in crossbow shooting as well as further plans and goals of the World champion in an exclusive interview specially for www.iau-crossbow.org


No championship can be held without them because they carefully monitor the competition for the treasured trophies and medals to be conducted according to all the rules. Moreover, the final result of an athlete sometimes depends on their competent decision. Of course, we mean judges. The chief judge of the Field division Pavel Kaszonyi is speaking about the features of work, training, responsibility in decision-making.


The 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions has set a record. About 400 crossbow shooters from 33 countries all over the world came to the picturesque banks of the Russian river Volga, to Ulyanovsk, and the competitions themselves have become a real holiday of sport and strong international friendship. Apart from the countries that traditionally take part in the IAU events, crossbow shooters from Brazil, Cuba, Poland, Belarus, India, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Israel, Kazakhstan and even Burkina Faso participated in the championship. Here are some of the guests’ impressions.