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Shooting World Cup to be held in Delhi next year, Olympic quota will be at stake

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According to ISSF, other 2021 World Cups will be held in South Korea (Changwan), Azerbaijan (Baku), Egypt (Cairo) and Italy (Lonato)

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  • Last Updated:September 17, 2020 1:49 PM IS

new Delhi. The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has said that the World Cup to be held in New Delhi in March next year will also act as a decider for the qualification of the Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics were scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital this year in July-August but were postponed for a year due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.

Delhi World Cup will be joint tournament
The shooting World Cup, to be held in Delhi from March 19 to 28 next year, will now be a joint tournament. “The ISSF Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun World Cup to be held in New Delhi in 2021 will also ensure final ranking for the qualification of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” the World Shooting Association said on its website.

The ISSF said, “This decision of the Executive Committee is in line with the general approach to maintain the original qualification system approved in 2017.” It states, ‘It will be possible to achieve the Olympic MQS (minimum qualification score) in all ISSF championships to be held in 2021 before the qualification period (six June 2021).’ According to ISSF, other World Cups of 2021 South Korea (Changwan) , Will be held in Azerbaijan (Baku), Egypt (Cairo) and Italy (Lonato).

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There has been a change in the qualification rules
The Tokyo Olympic Kovid-19 has been postponed for a year due to the outbreak. These games will be held in July-August 2021. For this, qualification competitions of many events have been changed. The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) said in a statement, ‘The basis of the revised qualification will be the World Ranking (31 March 2020), which will add the points earned in the ISSF Rifle / Pistol World Cup and ISSF Shotgun World Cup. These tournaments are to be held in March-April 2021.

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