Olympic Games Qualification

Olympic Quota Places

What is an Olympic Quota Place?

Participation in the Olympic Shooting events is not guaranteed. Each national shooting federation must earn "Quota Places" - one starting position to send athletes to the next Olympic Games. Only a total of 390 athletes will be able to compete in the 15 events across the Olympic disciplines at the Games.
Quota Places are generally awarded when an athlete wins a gold medal at the ISSF World Cups or posts a top finish at the ISSF World Championships or Continental Championships  Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania - in the years before the Olympic Games.
 A Quota Place guarantees that someone from a given country - not necessarily the athlete who earned it - will be competing in that Olympic event. Each nation can earn a maximum of 30 Quota Places: two each in all events.

For the host country of the Olympics, there are reserved 9 Quota Places, one each in 50m Rifle Prone Men, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men, 10m Air Pistol Men, Trap Men, Skeet Men, 10m Air Rifle Women, 10m Air Pistol Women, Trap Women and Skeet Women event.