CZ shooting team

Zdeněk Liehne

Junior world and European champion, third place in the 2016 and 2019 European Championship.

Interview and bio

Sport: IPSC

Firearm model: CZ 75 TS Orange

IPSC Division, category: Standard

Nationality: Czech

Year of birth: 1986

City, state: Beroun, Czech republic

Profession: Teacher

Languages: Czech

 

How and at what age did you start with sports shooting in general and how with IPSC?

A quarter of a century ago, aimed shooting with my father and brother. IPSC was a few years later and, at the age of 15, I started competing.

What do you like best about IPSC?

Shooting “on the edge” with maximum speed and accuracy. I also enjoy the diversity of this discipline and the development of the sport in general.

Why did you choose CZ?

When I was 15, I started with the first club CZ 75 pistol, later Tactical Sport and everything else I saw or tried seemed like a dead end.

How and why did you join the CZ Shooting Team?

My door to the Team was opened by my Junior gold medal at the 2004 European Championship and one year later at the World Championship in Ecuador, and, besides shooting, I enjoy developing and giving incentives for gun improvements.

How do you prepare for a competition?

Mainly by shooting and dry training, but there is also a lot of physical and technical preparation involved, for me as well as my equipment.

What is the best advice you were ever given?

Shoot A’s!

What do you consider to be your greatest achievements in IPSC?

In addition to the junior achievements mentioned before, two bronze medals at the 2016 and 2019 European Championships, as well as Australian-Asian medals and first place in several Extreme Euro Open events.

How would you rate your weapon?

I would love to learn to shoot to the full potential of my gun.

Achievements and awards

Place Year Action name Description Location
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Euro Open 2019
Znojmo, Czech Republic
1st
2019
IPSC Czech Superleague
Znojmo, Czech Republic
1st
2019
IPSC Extreme Asia Euro Open
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2nd
2019
IPSC Czech Nationals 2019
Hodonice, Czech Republic
3rd
2019
IPSC European Handgun Championship 2019
Belgrade, Serbia
1st
2018
IPSC Czech Superleague 2018
Hodonice, Czech Republic
1st
2018
IPSC Bathory Cup
Čachtice, Slovensko
1st
2018
IPSC Czech Nationals 2018
Hodonice, Czech Republic
1st
2018
IPSC Infinity Open
Philipsburg, Germany
1st
2018
IPSC Canadian Nationals
Quebec, Canada
2nd
2018
IPSC Mosquito Match
Komárno, Czech Republic
2nd
2018
IPSC Extreme Euro Open 2018
Znojmo, Czech Republic

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