On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2017 the Italian Underwater Target Shootiong Championships took place in Catania for both individuals and teams.
Two members of the Mares Team, Roberto Singia and Stefano Oggioni, qualified in all disciplines thanks to brilliant results obtained during national selections. They battled it out against Italy’s strongest athletes in 4 disciplines with great results: 5th place for Roberto Singia in Precision Shooting and 4th place for Stefano Oggioni in the difficult Superbiathlon.
Our two athletes won gold in the Relay, taking the champion's title for the second year in a row and proving they are at the top of the sport.
In the last day of the competition, Roberto and Stefano competed for the important Biathlon title. Roberto as outgoing champion and Stefano with the weight of the European title won last November were among the favourites to win. Physical problems held the outgoing champion back, but with Stefano’s perfect run, the gold stayed in the Mares Team; a symbolic exchange between the two champions which establishes the supremacy of Mares atletes and equipment, even in this difficult, athletic discipline.
Finishing the season with two Italian titles is the icing on the cake for a year rich in satisfaction and records for our athletes who were protagonists in every competition in which they participated.
Stefano adds these two Italian titles (individual and team), to the important European title obtained in November 2016 with the Italian National team, proving himself a precious athlete for the Mares Team.
For Roberto two important objectives have been reached: he has participated in his 20th consecutive final (22 times on the podium) and won his 13th Italian title, his 6th with the Mares colours...a difficult record to beat.
Competitions this season: 6 National Selections - 1 European Championship - 1 Club World Cup - 1 Italian Championship Final
Individual results: 7 golds, 1 silver, 4 bronzes
Titles: European Biathlon Champion - Italian Biathlon Champion - Italian Champions in the Team Relay for the second year running in the Italian Championships, Catania.