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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 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.