-- Korakaki Voted World’s Shooter of the Year Award --
Rio 2016 gold and bronze medalist, Anna Korakaki was awarded the Shooter of the Year Award of the International Sport Shooting Federation for 2016.
The Greek shooter won gold at the 25-meter pistol and bronze at the 10-meter air pistol event in last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to become the first Greek woman ever to win two Olympic medals in the same Games. Her success continued after Rio as she went on to win gold at the 25-meter pistol event and silver at the 10-meter pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Final in Bologna.
The votes for the “Shooter of the Year” award were casted by the ISSF Coaches Advisory Committee and Athletes Committee as well as a panel of journalists. Anna Korakaki was honored with the women’s award while Niccolo Campriani of Italy won the men’s award.