Lao shooter Anothay Meuangmany in action during an IPSC championship event in Thailand earlier this year.  
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Prime Minister’s Cup in sporting shooters’ sights

Shooters from across the country are setting their sights on the Prime Minister’s Cup in the Level III IPSC Handgun Championship 2018 at the Five April International Shooting Range in Vientiane from October 26-28.
Shooters will be able to register for the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) event at the shooting range with a pre-match session on October 26 ahead of the competition proper from October 27-28.
The event is part of ongoing efforts to develop the sport in the country along with shooters’ individual skills.
The Lao Shooting Federation will use this month’s event as an opportunity to identify talented young shooters for national selection as it prepares for the SEA Games in the Philippines next year and other international events.
Many of the competitors will also have an opportunity to represent provinces and ministries at the 11th National Games rescheduled for next year in Xieng Khuang province.
From September 17-23, the Lao team comprising 10 men and one woman won a gold and two bronze medals at the Level IV 2018 Far East Asia Handgun Championship in Thailand. The event featured 200 shooters from more than 30 countries.    
Skilful local marksman Mr Anothay Meuangmany took out third place in the standard shooting event at the 2018 IPSC Handgun Championship in Petchaburi province, Thailand from May 26-27 in 2018.
Lao shooters competed at the IPSC Level III Championship hosted by Vientiane in October last year with Mr Kongkham Bausengphachanh and Ms Sounan Vatthanaboun scoring two gold medals during the event.
Laos competed at the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia in August 2017 but failed to win any medals.

By Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong
(Latest Update October 04, 2018)

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