More than 900 athletes are set to compete for 17 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games quota places at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle and Pistol World Cup in Munich. Fans From all over the world can buy Olympic Rifle and Pistol Tickets online.
A field of Olympic and world champions will descend on Munich’s Olympia Park for the third World Cup event of the year. The competition will begin tomorrow with the women’s 10 meters air rifle featuring Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Mengxue Zhang of China.
On Monday (May 27) the men’s 10m air pistol and the men’s 50m rifle three positions will start with Polish world champion Tomasz Bartnik considered the favorite in the latter.
The women’s 25m pistol takes place on the same day, with Greek Olympic champion Anna Korakaki and Ukrainian world champion Olena Kostevych among the field.
The competition will conclude with the mixed 10m air pistol and a mixed 10m air rifle on Thursday, May 30. Munich is a permanent fixture on the ISSF World Cup calendar and welcomes the highest amount of athletes for a rifle and pistol event each year.
Bulgaria’s Maria Grozdeva earned her 15th International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle and Pistol World Cup gold medal after triumphing in the women’s 25-meter pistol final in Beijing today.
The 2-time Olympic champion scored 36 hits out of 50 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall to top the podium and secure a Tokyo 2020 quota place. Hungary’s Veronika Major earned the silver medal and Greece’s Anna Korakaki took bronze.
The second Olympic quota place went to Germany’s Monika Karsch who finished fourth in the final. Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic won the 50m rifle three positions scoring 464.0 points to emerge victoriously.
South Korea’s Bae Sang-hee and Jeanette Hegg Duestad finished second and third with 459.5 and 447.1 points respectively. The results earned them both a quota place for next year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. India has topped the medal table with 3 gold’s while hosts China was second with two gold’s and Russia third with one.
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