President Ilir Meta awarded through a solemn ceremony, some of the most prominent Albanian athletes, who with their talent and professionalism are distinguished in the sport of shooting.
Meta decorated with the title "Grand Master": Elisabeta Karabolli: "For professionalism and high quality results in the sport of shooting; Very successful and with high results in the national and international arena ”;
Diana Mata: “For the excellent results in the sport of shooting achieved in national and international events. Distinguished for her dedication, passion and outstanding success as an athlete and coach ”;
Emanuela Kola: “For the contribution known as a talented shooter, achieving high results in the national and international arena. A great example of inspiration for the young men and women of this sport with tradition in our country ”;
Ermira Dingu: “As a sign of appreciation for the outstanding activity in the sport of shooting. Talented athlete, with excellent results achieved in the national and international arena ".
Lindita Zeqo was awarded the title "Naim Frashëri": "For the successful contribution to the sport of shooting, as well as the dignified representation of Albania in the international arena".
Meta stated that the sport of shooting is one of the most elite sports, which has donated to our country, like rarely other sports, an extraordinary number of medals in the international arena. This sport has given our country 4 European champions, starting from 1979 with Elisabeta Karabolli in Frankfurt, Germany, continuing with Ermira Dingu in 1980 in Madrid, Spain. Then the success of Emanuela Kola in 1983 and most recently the European Champion, Lindita Kodra in Granada, Spain in 2007, not to mention dozens of Balkan champions, as well as the title of champion at the Mediterranean Games in Latakia in 1987. I send a heartfelt congratulation to all the athletes who continue your tradition, even in a difficult period for this sport, especially to the coaches and all the leaders of the Shooting Federation " said Meta.