International shooter Shimon Sharif continues to get plaudits for his ‘innovation’ — online shooting — and the latest to appreciate his efforts is the Ukrainian Army, which has lauded the Delhi-based marksman for his efforts at promoting the sport at a time when all sports activity came to a standstill globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The appreciation from the Ukrainian Army came soon after the sixth edition of International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC) was completed and saw participation from 20 countries.
Posting the letter of appreciation from the Ukrainian Army, Sharif, who also organised the month-long Online Shooting League (OSL) in July, tweeted, “Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivator and so it inspires us to continue doing even more. Thank you Ukrainian Army.”
Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivator and so it inspires us to continue doing even more. Thank you Ukrainian Army. pic.twitter.com/IHzhjpb9yE
— SHIMON SHARIF (@ShimonSharif) December 15, 2020
Sharif with his initiative of online shooting has kept shooters from around the world engaged with the sport throughout the pandemic by organising competitions that saw several renowned names from across the world competing for honours.
“The 6th IOSC was the last one for this year and it broke all records with shooters from 20 countries,” said Sharif, who competed at the ISSF World Cup in 2003.
IOSC was streamed live on the Facebook page of indianshooting.com and got more than 10K views on match days. “I am happy that online shooting is becoming more and more popular among shooters and sport fans from around the world. This is the future of our sport,” added Sharif.