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European shooting champion Velickovic dies

Published : 23 Jun 2020, 22:17

  DF News Desk

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Multiple European shooting champion Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic of Serbia has passed away after a short and severe illness at the age of 31, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) announced on Monday, reported Xinhua.

Velickovic was born in Bor, Serbia and started practicing shooting in her hometown at the age of nine.

She participated in the Olympic Games twice, in London in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, where she won seventh place. She was also a gold and silver medalist in the World Cup competition.

In her last competition for the Serbian national team, at the European championship in the 10m Air Pistol event in Wroclaw 2020, she was dominant in the individual competition and won a team title which added her tally in the continental competitions to three golds.

"Although she left us too early, Bobana Momcilovic Velickovic made an indelible mark in the history of the Serbian and the European shooting sport," the ISSF said in a statement.