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Iran's female shooting team wins silver medal

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

The Iranian female shooting team became vice-champion of trapshooting in India's clay pigeon shooting competitions by winning the sport event's silver medal, the secretary of Iran's Shooting Federation said.

Navvab Nouri said told IRNA that Sepideh Sirani, Narges Ranjbar, and Fatemeh Amir-Behzadi won silver medal in team competition of India's trapshooting contests.

He noted that Sepideh Sirani also won bronze medal in single trapshooting contests.

The 2nd Asian Shotgun Shootings Competitions were held in commemoration of the former head of India's National Olympic Committee, Singh Mahinder in India's Patiala (in Southeastern Punjab, in Northern India) from November 29 to December 9.

Trapshooting is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). The other disciplines are Skeet shooting and Sporting Clays. Within each discipline, there are also several variations.

Trapshooting is shot throughout the world's countries. Trapshooting variants include but are not limited to international varieties Olympic trap, also known as 'International Trap'; Double trap (also an Olympic event), Down-The-Line, also known as 'DTL' and Nordic Trap. American Trap is the predominant version in the United States and Canada.

American Trap has two independent governing bodies. The Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) sanctions events throughout the United States and Canada, as well as the Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA) which sanctions events on the West Coast of North America.

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