shooting-world championship
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2018.09.14

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shooting-world championship
Shooting world championship concludes in S. Korea as host sets medals record
   CHANGWON, South Korea, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- The 52nd edition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship concluded in the southeastern city of Changwon on Friday, with host South Korea having set a medals record.
   The closing ceremony was held at Changwon International Shooting Centre in Changwon, 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul. South Korea ended in second place overall with 11 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals.



   The competition, which opened on Aug. 31, also featured North Korea, which sent 22 shooters and officials and left with two silver and two bronze medals. The North Korean delegation left Changwon on Wednesday.
   Huh Sung-moo, mayor of Changwon, said the presence of North Korean athletes was "a symbol of peace and hope that eased the pain of division of the Korean Peninsula."
   "This competition demonstrated the power of harmony in sports that transcends borders," Huh said during the closing ceremony. "I hope that the message of peace and hope from Changwon will help erase discrimination and prejudices."



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