12 October 2017

Namibia: Sven Ahrens Memorial Shooting Competition

The Sven Ahrens Memorial Shooting competition will be held this weekend in memory of the late shooter who died last year.

Ahrens was the brother of Namibian Olympian Gaby Ahrens who represented Namibia at three Olympic Games, and the son of Hasso Ahrens, a sport administrator and former soccer player.

The Clay Target Club Windhoek will host the competition

On Saturday, 14 October at the Neuweiler Shooting Range to the east of Windhoek, where shotgunners will test their skill at hitting clay targets out of the sky.

The Namibia Rifle and Hunting Association will compete under the high powered calibers at Farm Zonnewald, Stampriet on 11 November.

The Angolan Clay Target Shooting Federation will also host the Sven Ahrens Memorial Shoot at the NNN Farm near Lubango from 17 to 19 November, during their Angolan Olympic Trap Shooting Championships.

While each medal winner will win a trophy, the main floating trophy remains with the shooting organisations and will be awarded annually.

In honour of their late son and brother, a beautiful edition of floating trophies, cups, medals and pins were crafted in Germany and have arrived in time to be awarded at the annual shooting competitions.

"Sven is sorely missed amongst the shooting and hunting community. He was a big sponsor and supporter of the sport shooting industry in Namibia," the Namibia Shooting Association said in a statement.

"Sven Ahrens was a top shooting competitor himself and had sponsored the sport and shooting community for many years. He represented Namibia in all different shooting categories and has won many competitions. He had a warm personality and was welcomed by all who knew him," it added.

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