Germany's Anti-Discrimination Authority (ADS) on Tuesday came out in support of a Muslim shooting champion who faces losing his title because of his faith.

Mithat Gedik was crowned champion marksman in his town in North Rhine-Westphalia in July, but this week he found himself in danger of losing his title because the accolade is reserved for Christians.

The Historic German Shooting Federation (BHDS) said on Monday that Gedik, 33, should hand his title back.

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