Italy is in mourning. The youth world clay pigeon shooting champion Italy he died Kings Day after accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen while bending over to pick up spent cartridges. It was called Christian ghilli and he was 19 years old. This great promise of shooting died while hunting with some friends near Pisa.
The events occurred when the young man bent down to pick up some cartridges while he was hunting in the Montecatini Val di Cecina forest. Then, accidentally, he fired his rifle with a bullet that pierced his hand and stomach. The friends called the police and two ambulances immediately went to the scene. The champion’s wounded body was taken to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to try to stop the internal bleeding. But the doctors could not save him.
The president of the Italian Shooting Federation, Luciano Rossi, regretted the loss: “Last October the young skeet player was crowned world champion by teams and in the Mixed Selection, accompanying the gold with a third individual place in the World Cup in Lima, Peru “
As a child, Christian had cultivated the passion for clay pigeon shooting until he passed the hunting qualification exams, once he turned 18, attending the Federcaccia preparation course.
Former Olympic champion Andrea Benelli had included him in the Italian team that participated in the world championships in Lima, Peru where Ghilli became world team champion, specializing in skeet, mixed team world champion paired with Sara Bongini and individual bronze medalist.