CZ shooting team

Maria Gushchina

Triple world champion and 2019 European champion.

Interview and bio

Sport: IPSC

Firearm model: CZ SHADOW 2

IPSC Division, category: Production, Lady

Nationality: RUS

Year of birth: 1995

City, State of residence: Moscow, Russia

Occupation: Student

Languages: Russian, English, French

Interests:  Music, Snowboarding

 

 

How and in what age did you started with sport shooting in general and how with IPSC?

I started to shoot when I was 11. My dad took me to the range with him for some small help and once decided that I must try to shoot. And already next time I came with him as a beginner in shooting. I immediately started with IPSC and never tried any other kinds of shooting sports.

What do you like best about IPSC?

I am in love in IPSC! Right now it is the main part of my life. This sport is cool because at any age you can engage in this sport and there are no limits for your results! Everything depends on your desire. This sport carries everybody with its speed and dynamic and at the same time strong concentration. You can travel all over the world, meet nice people! In IPSC there is a great atmosphere. If you will try to shoot it once, you will never give up!

Why did you choose CZ?

I have tried an incredible amount of handguns. It was a long way until I come to CZ, but finally we are together=) And right now I am happy with this decision. This gun gives me opportunity to grow up in shooting and show the best results.

How and why did you join CZ Shooting team?

It happened very unexpectedly. I was thinking about it for a long time, but still was hesitated. And while I came to shoot USPSA Production Nationals, guys from CZ team gave me gun to try before the match. And I decided to shoot this competition with CZ. After the match there was no hesitating thoughts in my head. Guys asked me if I want to join them, and I said «Yes».

How do you prepare for a competition?

I don’t shoot a lot in usual life, so before the competition I try to shoot little bit more, but than I have a small break before the match. I need to miss the gun and shooting and to come for the competition with pleasant expectation.

Achievements and awards

Place Year Action name Description Location
1st
2019
IPSC European Handgun Championship 2019
Lady Production
Belgrade, Serbia
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Asia Euro Open
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Euro Open 2019
Znojmo, Czech republic
1st
2018
IPSC African Handgun Championship
Polokwane, South Africa
1st
2018
Far East Asia IPSC Handgun Championship 2018
Production
Pattaya, Thailand
1st
2018
IPSC Asia Pacific Extreme Open
Thailand
1st
2018
IPSC Eurasia Extreme Open
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1st
2018
IPSC Infinity Open
Philipsburg, Germany
2nd
2018
IPSC Canadian Nationals
Quebec, Canada
1st
2017
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2017
Lady Production
Châteauroux, France
1st
2016
IPSC European Handgun Championship 2016
Lady Production
Felsőtárkány, Hungary
1st
2014
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2014
Lady Production
Frostproof, Florida, USA
1st
2013
IPSC European Handgun Championship 2013
Lady Production
Barcelos, Portugal
1st
2011
IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2011
Lady Production
Rhodes, Greece

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