Olympic qualification status may not be based on Shooting World Cups in future

The ISSF is all set to introduce new policies for Olympic qualifications criteria. The current criteria will be demolished.

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World Cups will not be considered for the Olympic Qualification as the Sport’s governing body is planning to give the quota to limited players which will include only Continental Tournaments and World Championships.

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) is planning to discontinue the criteria which are being used for the qualification in Tokyo 2020 and new criteria is all set to be introduced and its implementation is most likely to take place in Paris 2024 Olympics.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has possession for the changes in the qualification criteria for multi-sporting events as per PTI. India’s shooting contingent failed to grab a single medal in Tokyo 2020 despite having a strong 15 shooters.

“The ISSF has sent its material to the federations regarding the changes. So, once the proposal is approved, the world cups will not carry quota places, which will be there in only the world championships and the continental tournaments, It was felt by many that the Indian shooters competed in too many world cups. Now if there is a change, they can choose which world cup to participate in and which to skip. That way they will not end up participating in every tournament,” the source said as per PTI.

The qualification is based on quota places and minimum qualification scores are designated by the ISSF.