The World Shooting Championship is the most prestigious competition among the championships governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and it takes place every four years. The championship includes competitions in all the events supervised by the ISSF and Olympic events. Most of the championships have taken place in Europe and Korea is the only Asian country to host this great competition- first, at the 42nd Seoul Championship in 1978 and second, at the 52nd Changwon Championship in 2018.
August 31 to September 15, 2018[16 days]
|Venue||Changwon International Shooting Range, Jinhae Naval Shooitng Range|
|Participants||about 4,000 athletes from 120 nations|
|Events||Pistol/Rifle(10m/25m/50m/300m), Running Target, Shotgun>|
|Host||ISSF(International Shooting Sport Federation)|
It is expected that there will be business opportunities concerning infra, operation, and tournament events; furthermore, it is forecasted that about 4,500 athletes including executives contribute to an increase in the profits of the local industry and commerce, attracting overseas investment and building a foundation for local firms to expand abroad.
Improving reputation of Korea as the first and only nation in Asia to host the World Shooting Championship and strengthening the country's diplomacy in the field of sports with the accumulation of administrative experiences in international competitions.
The championship is the most prestigious competition that takes place every four years; therefore, it draws significant attention from the world, which contributes to enlarged the base of the shooting sport.
"Changwo city" could firmly build its own image as a compelling tourist destination by expanding its infrastructure and promoting itself at home and abroad.
The iconic image of the nation "Gun" due to the armed confrontation with the North is transformed into "Sports"
To provide the opportunity for the citizens to feel confident and proud, the international championship plays a role in arousing the sense of the public order and the consciousness of master.