On Aug 22nd, the Pistol Team took officially leave from 1SC Rynkens Hendrik (Rik). Rik started his Mil shooting career 1989. That makes twenty years of military top sport. Since 1989, he participated in every Mil World Championship (MWC) shooting for the Belgian Mil Pistol Team. Except for this year, where he offered his place to younger shooters. Some years ago, Rik was awarded the CISM double Gold Star for his participation in more than 9 CISM MWCs.
Rik shot one of his best performances in CISM during the MWC 2000 in Ankara (TUR). In the individual MRF Match (Final), Rik scored 581 Pts and made ninth place. In his top years Rik totalized averages between 570-575 Pts in CF as well as in MRF.
With his departure, the Pistol Team looses an excellent athlete, friend and fellow shooter. We will miss him in the team, and not only on the firing line.
Rik, we wish you all the best.