HIT SHOW 2018 - DAILY REPORT

DAILY REPORT HIT SHOW 2018

Saturday, 10th February 2018

ITALY WILL BE HOSTING THE NEXT TEB (TROPHY EVALUATION BOARD). THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING THE CIC ITALIAN DELEGATION MEETING

The annual meeting of the Italian Delegation of CIC  (International Hunting and Fauna Protection Council ) took place this morning at HIT Show. The results achieved by the delegation in 2017 include activities carried out by ABIF (Italian Biometric Fauna Academy) to promote training with courses on trophy hunting. During the meeting, the speakers proudly announced that Italy will be hosting the next TEB (Trophy Evaluation Board), the top technical authority in the hunting trophy sector, which meets once a year in a different country around the globe.  The TEB meeting will take place in Bassano del Grappa in the Veneto Region. CIC, with branches in 80 countries, together with FACE, represents the most extensive hunter coordination in the world. Prior to General Secretary Massimo Marracci's presentation, the meeting opened with the showing of a cartoon by the Deutscher Jagdschutzverband, translated into Italian by CIC, with the aim of divulging the positive values of hunting, especially in terms of biodiversity defence.

FACE MED AT HIT TO REVIEW THE SITUATION OF EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE APPLICATION

One of the international events featured in the opening day was the much-awaited FACE Med meeting,  a group made up of hunting associations belonging to Face (Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union) which represents various countries united by similar climatic and geographic characteristics and common fields of interest. Besides Italy, the countries involved are Greece, Malta, France, Spain, Portugal, but also those on the Adriatic coast, involved in the application of the Directives.  The meeting's agenda dealt with themes linked to retrieving habitats suitable for small sedentary game, migration management and the maintenance of traditional forms of hunting that are typical in the Mediterranean basin area. 

DAILY REPORT HIT SHOW 2018

Sunday, 11th February 2018

SPORT AT HIT SHOW. TARGET SHOOTING CHAMPIONS AT THE SERVICE OF MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

HIT Show was chosen this morning as the setting to present and sign the agreement for an ambitious medical-scientific research project involving sport, which will see Beretta, a company leaders in the firearms industry, FITAV (Italian Target Shooting Federation) and FMSI ( Italian Sports Medicine Federation) in the field. 

The initiative, inaugurated in the presence of several Italian Olympic champions: - Jessica Rossi, Giovanni Cernogoraz, Diana Bacosi, Alessia Iezzi, Riccardo Filippelli, Giovanni Pellielo - aims at investigating, using innovative methods, neuro-sensorial and neuro-motory mechanisms in target shooting, not only to improve the sports performances of the athletes, but also to provide useful information from the medical viewpoint. The Beretta team champions who were in attending Vicenza Exhibition Centre today to sign the agreement, will be directly involved in the research. 

The aims of the project - as it was explained - are to analyze the use of neuro-sensorial and oculomotory abilities  when practicing the sport, to identify the parameters correlated to the performance by biomechanically analyzing the sport movement as well as to study the impact of nutritional and athletic habits and the relative correlations on the sport performances registered. 

Fully understanding athletic movement and modelling it from a biomechanical viewpoint would lead to the development of better and increasingly more personalized products for every shooter and for every discipline. 

For Luciano Rossi, President of the Italian Target Shooting Federation, it is yet another Made in Italy success.  “I enthusiastically applaud this new initiative," he says, "which sees FITAV, alongside Beretta and FMSI, demonstrating once again that synergy between parties is the road to take in order to develop our much-loved disciplines." An important initiative that follows the announcement of a much-awaited acknowledgement of the World Paralympic Target Shooting Championship,  which the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) has at last included among the recognized disciplines. President Luciano Rossi gave the announcement yesterday with much satisfaction. 

The conference on target shooting promotion was aimed in a similar direction and provided insiders, enthusiasts and shooters with a chance to weigh up the situation, looking for new ways to support a sport that continues to earn Italy numerous Olympic and World medals. 

Sport was also at the centre of attention with the prize-giving ceremonies for target shooting contests that had taken place in the days leading up to the Show. Yesterday and today, the winners of the "Hunters' Shooting Circuit” and the “HIT Show 2018 Trophy” were awarded, held in six competition categories: Olympic Trap, Universal Trap,  Compak, Skeet, Double Trap and Electrocibles Shooting. 

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