Attention for sport shooters now shifts towards the Paris 2024 Olympics, as the race for quota places for the Games begins with the World Championships.
The World event for shotgun shooters starts this week, in Osijek, Croatia, while the mega-event for rifle and pistol shooters is scheduled to start on 12 October in Cairo, Egypt.
These are the first events that offer quota places for the Olympics.
Quota places available per country
There are six individual events each for men and women at the 2024 Olympics, and each country is allowed to have a maximum of two shooters per event, meaning each country can have a total of 24 shooters. It’s from the shooters who have qualified that a country can field teams for the three mixed events – air rifle, air pistol, and skeet.
A quota place won by an athlete belongs to the National Olympic Committee, which determines who will be sent to Paris. In other words, it’s not necessary that an athlete who wins the quota is the one who will be going for the Olympics.
Paris Olympic Games shooting events
Men’s events (6):
10m Air Rifle Men (AR M) 10m Air Pistol Men (AP M) 50m Rifle 3 Positions…