ISSF raises Asia’s Olympic quota from 38 to 48

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The International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has increased the Olympic quota locations on the Asian continent from 38 to 48, benefiting Asian countries. These enhanced quota locations will be available from the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, for which qualifications will begin next year. There were 38 quota locations available for Asia in Tokyo Games 2020. The Asian Shooting Federation has received a letter from ISSF, confirming that Olympic quota locations for Asia have been increased from 38 to 48, the Continental Institute of Shooting Sports (ASC) said in a statement on Twitter and Facebook. ‘

The Asian Shooting Federation expresses gratitude to the ISSF and all the members who have contributed to this achievement,” said SAC. A record of 15 shooters represented India at the Tokyo Olympics, but all of them returned empty-handed after a dismal performance in the Japanese capital. Earlier, India had also sent a team of 12 shooters for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but no shooter from the country had made it to the podium.

Meanwhile, at a recent ISSF Council meeting, its members were briefed on the qualification process for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This includes information on the structure of shooting sports competitions from 2022 to 2024. In addition, the approved calendar of the 2022 ISSF Championship was also highlighted. The global body of sports said in a statement that the presidents of confederations of Asia, USA, Africa, Australia, Oceania, and Europe continent and chairmen of the ISSF committee briefed about the work done in 2021.

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