The XIV Telde City International Grand Prix of shot to the plate, that is celebrated Sunday in the Chicken Loin Throw Insular Polygon, exceeds the forecasts when the registrations in the Olympic pit modality are closed in advance with a total of 72 shooters, a fact that it was not registered for many years. This was confirmed yesterday by José Antonio Medina, president of the Telde Shooting Club, which organizes an event that also competes in sporting compack.
“I do not know if it is because it is the first competition of the year or because of the presence of prominent shooters coming from abroad, but we have been in need of closing the deadline earlier than expected because there is no place for more shooters in the Olympic pit and that that we throw in two fields, “explained the organizer.
Medina not only highlights the presence of Satu Makela, world champion and gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. The Finn will be 15 days in Gran Canaria preparing the start of the season with her two children, Patrick and Sara, members of the junior national team of their country.
In addition, shooters of Estonia, Sweden, Iceland and Italy; next to them are listed the best of the Canary Islands, which augur a high-level and exciting competition that It starts on Sunday at 8.00 a.m.
In the Insular Polygon of Lomo Pollo, it seems that it is already competing for the numerous shots that are made in training sessions during this week.
The competitors have had to pay 35 euros to qualify for break the hundred dishes to be launched and the first six classified will participate later, with payment of five euros, in the 25-course playoff that will decide the positions in the absolute general, with trophy and 1,000 cartridges for the champion. There will also be prizes for other categories in competition.
On the other hand, and on court C of the shooting range, it is estimated that between 40 and 50 shooters intervene in the compack sporting competition, a modality that is also included in the fourteenth edition of the Telde City Grand Prix.
The participants in this test have had to pay 20 euros for the 50 dishes to throw, and later the six best will continue pulling on 25 dishes to decide the champion. There will be a draw for cartridges and, after trophy delivery, a stall at the clubhouse in charge of the restaurant La Piconera.