New DelhiWorld Cup decisive for Tokyo Games qualificationSeptember 17, 2020
The New Delhi World Cup in March next year was today dubbed as “decisive” by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for qualification to the Tokyo Olympics.
The competition in Delhi, to be held from March 19 to 28, will be a combined tournament. “The 2021 ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in New Delhi will be decisive for Tokyo 2020 Qualification regarding the World Ranking,” the world shooting body said on its website. “This decision of the Executive Committee is compliant with the general approach to maintain the original Qualification System approved in 2017 as much as possible. It will be possible to obtain the Olympic MQS (Minimum Qualification Score) at all 2021 ISSF Championships scheduled to take place before the end of the Qualification period (June 6th, 2021).”
According to the ISSF calendar, South Korea (Changwon), Azerbaijan (Baku), Egypt (Cairo) and Italy (Lonato) will be hosting the remaining World Cups in 2021.
The Indian capital was supposed to host a combined World Cup in March this year, which was first postponed to May-June and then cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
A total of 15 Indian shooters have secured quota places for the postponed Tokyo Games.
The ISSF Executive Committee recently approved rule changes and a new ranking system. The technical changes, mostly in team events, will be included in the ISSF Championships programme from next year.