19 September 2015
SHOOTERS FROM 30 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HAVE OBTAINED ALREADY 154 QUOTA PLACES FOR THE GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD IN RIO DE JANEIRO.
|After the 51st ISSF World Championship in Granada, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, the 1st European Games in Baku and the European Championship in Maribor shooters from 29 European countries had 148 Quota Places for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio-de-Janeiro. The ISSF World Championship Shotgun that recently took place in Lonato del Garda, Italy, increased those numbers to 30 countries and 154 Quota Places.|
Six additional Quota Places were won in Trap Men for Belgium, Trap Women for Russia, Double Trap Men for Great Britain, Skeet Men for Germany, Skeet Women for Cyprus and the Czech Republic.
Russia is now leading the European list with 20 Quota Places followed by Germany that has 15. Italy obtained 14 Quota Places, France – 11, Serbia – 9 and Ukraine – 8. Great Britain has now 6 Quota Places, Austria, Croatia, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia have 5 Quota Places each, Turkey and Belarus – 4 each. Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland and Sweden have 3 Quota Places each, Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Slovenia – 2 each, Belgium, Georgia, Israel and Portugal – 1 each.
The last chance for the European shooters to win Quota Places is the 2016 European Championship 10m in Györ, Hungary, where 12 Quota Places will be disputed in Air Rifle and Air Pistol (3 in each of the Olympic events – 2 for Men and 2 for Women).
Several European countries can also expect “wild cards” from the ISSF.