Sport shooting remains inside Finnish Defence Forces

Besides these horrible days with Covid-19 pandemia there has been a threat concerning sport shooting in Finnish Defense Forces. They were planning to exit the sport shooting championships inside army. As a replacement there could have been only sniper shooting and normal duty assault rifle and pistol shooting disciplines.

But luckily a good balance has been found and CISM disciplines has survived except 25 metre and 50 metre disciplines for female shooters.

This is a really good piece of information for military and civilian competitive target shooting. Finnish military sports is best known by very high competence in shooting. As a evidence of this, Finland has won twice the best nation event and huge number of podium places in the International Military Sport Organisation (CISM) world championships. Furthermore there are also three olympic medalist and thirteen individual CISM world champions produced by the sport training system of the defence forces. And by now, there is still six military world champions in service.