Saturday, February 4, 2023

Jorge Ballesteros: World shooting champion dies after being shot in the head

The sports world is in mourning once again George BallesterosThe world champion in shooting in the open category, confirmed by the Royal Spanish Olympic Shooting Federation, died at the age of 39 at the Hospital de la Paz in Madrid.

According to Jara y Seidal magazine, Ballesteros, who was a national police officer, was shot in the head in a vehicle parked in a shopping center in Madrid. The first police investigation determined that he took his own life.

many people saw world champion inside his car so he called the emergency services immediately. An ambulance took him alive to the hospital, where he died 24 hours later.

The Federation recalled that Ballesteros was part of the most representative and respected family of IPSC shooters in the country, and also that his last competition was the World Championships held a month and a half ago in Pattaya, Thailand, where he was classified in fifteenth. Event. and handed the Open World title to 22-year-old American Christian Seler.

“Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose,” the athlete wrote on social networks, showing that he was not happy with the result achieved.

Announcing the athlete’s death, the organization said, “RFEDETO expresses its sorrow for the terrible loss of a great shooter and an extraordinary human being, a gentleman in sport and life.”

Who was the world shooting champion Jorge Ballesteros?

George Ballesteros, He was married and had a daughter. Ballesteros was a national police officer and Spanish shooting range athlete with the greatest number and most important titles.

Apart from the World Champion, which he won in 2017, he won three European Championships, six ‘Extreme Europe Opens’ and 17 Spanish Championships.

George Ballesteros He was a member of a family of marksmen and was considered one of the top experts in the world. He started shooting training with his father at the age of 16. At the age of 18, he participated in the first Spanish Championship and achieved the absolute title in the Open.

He was an expert in the IPSC modus operandi, in which shooters complete a course with separate targets and speed of movement, accuracy of aim and hits are valued.

George Ballesteros He was one of the pioneers of his sport, and also established a shooting academy where he gave private classes. He himself said that his biggest regret was not getting to participate in an Olympic Games because it was not a chosen discipline within those he had access to.

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