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 28 Quota Places: one each in trap and
skeet women, and two each in all other events.
For the host country of the Olympics, there are reserved 9 Quota Places
for in Trap and Skeet for Men and Women events; 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Men and 10m Air Rifle Women events; the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men, 10m Air
Pistol Men and the 25m Pistol Women events.