Rifle/pistol and shotgun, both optional disciplines in the Napoli 2019 programme, are considered by FISU as a unique discipline. Both sports made their first appearance in Bangkok in 2007 with over 450 athletes. They were then reintroduced in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 editions.
Shooting sports were not present in the Taipei edition. Therefore, CUSI chose Napoli 2019 to re-insert Rifle/pistol and shotgun in the Universiade programme. The categories recognized by the International Federation will be present in both the men’s and women’s tournaments. Over 350 participants are expected.