Jorge Ballesteros, world shooting champion, dies of a shot at the age of 39

The shooter, who was additionally a nationwide police officer, died on Tuesday on the La Paz Hospital

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Jorge Ballesteros, thought-about the very best Spanish athlete within the modality of sensible capturing (IPSC), died on Tuesday on the age of 39, on the Hospital de La Paz, in Madrid. This has been confirmed by the Royal Spanish Olympic Capturing Federation, which doesn’t element the circumstances of his demise. In line with the Jara y Sedal journal, citing sources within the area of capturing, Ballesteros, who was a nationwide police officer, was discovered wounded by a gunshot, in a really critical situation, inside his car.

Jorge Ballesteros, a member of a household of shooters, was thought-about one of many high specialists on the planet. The Federation remembers that he was 2017 world champion in Open, additionally added three Europeans, six Excessive Europe Open and 17 Spanish championships.

The condolence observe from that federation recollects that, after working towards totally different sports activities, he started to coach in capturing on the age of 16 on the request of his father. Simply turned 18, he participated within the first Spanish Championship and obtained absolutely the title in Open. He started a profession that led him to efficiently compete in a very powerful worldwide championships.

Jorge Ballesteros was skilled within the IPSC modalityduring which the shooters full a course with totally different targets and the pace of motion, purpose and precision of impacts are valued.

Simply over a month in the past, after the world championship held in Pattaya (Thailand) a month and a half in the past, the athlete wrote on Instagram that “generally you win and generally you study”. He mentioned it regretting having misplaced the title of world champion in Open to Christian Sailer, to whom he acknowledged that “honor”. Jorge Ballesteros, who was fifteenth, then regretted not having been “aggressive sufficient”.

“RFEDETO expresses its desolation for the horrible lack of an awesome shooter and an distinctive human being, a gentleman in sport and in life,” the federation mentioned in its observe of condolences on the demise of the athlete.