The Philippine Practical Shooting Association’s shotgun team won two gold medals in the IPSC Shotgun World Shooting Championship at the Centre National-Tir Sportif in Chateauroux, France.
Janice Navato, Abby Cuyong, Jannette Gonzaga and Liz dela Rosa dominated the field and took the team gold in the Modified ladies division.
Navato displayed superb gun handling skills to capture the silver in the hotly disputed ladies category.
Dr. Raul Tolentino, an eye specialist from Davao, won the bronze in Seniors category.
Cuyong, Gonzaga and Navato also swept the gold-silver-bronze medals, respectively, in the Modified division of the shoot-off competition.
In the Modified division men’s squad, composed of Edcel Gino, Jerome Morales, Doroteo Palines and Reginald Torrejos, finished fourth overall.
The IPSC Shotgun World Shooting Championship is a 30-stage practical shotgun competition sanctioned by the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and the International Range Officers Association (IROA).
Now on its third year, the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot III drew 656 of the best shotgun shooters from 40 countries.
The Philippines will be hosting the Australasia International Handgun Championships, a major international Level IV shooting competition, next year to be held at the Magnus Frontsight Shooting Range in Lipa City, Batangas.