2014 YOG Nanjing: Shooting Qualification path unveiled

The qualification calendar for shooting sport is now defined: shooters born between 1996 and 1999 will able to qualify for the 2014 YOG at continental championships.

The qualification path of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing for the shooting sport event has been unveiled by the ISSF.


A total of 80 quota places will be distributed in the next months, in the designed Continental Qualifying Competition (see table). One quota place is one starting position for the Youth Olympic Games, where shooting will be present with six events: 10m Air Rifle Men and Women, 10m Air Pistol Men and Women, and the two new mixed event in Air Rifle and Air Pistol.


All athletes, including candidates for NOC Universality Places, must obtain a YOG MQS to be entered by their NOC in the shooting events of the Youth Olympic Games.


Athletes who are born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1999 are eligible to participate in the shooting events of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. Only eligible athletes can obtain Minimum Qualification Scores (MQS) results or quota places.


MQS must be obtained in ISSF Championships or in ISSF designated competitions approved by the ISSF Executive Committee. MQS scores must be obtained between 1 April 2013 and 8 June 2014.

Furthermore, due to the recent changes in the ISSF rules, the qualification competitions will be organized either on full ring scoring or decimal rings scoring.


Learn more on the qualification process: click here! (PDF)

Learn more about the mixed events rules: click here! (PDF)


The 2014 YOG MQS Scores

(for 10m Air Rifle YOG MQS are listed in decimal scoring also):

10m Air Rifle Men – 60 shots   552 / 580.0

10m Air Rifle Women – 40 shots   368 / 385.0

10m Air Pistol – 60 shots   540

10m Air Pistol – 40 shots   355


The 2014 YOG Qualification timeline

- March 2013: Validation of final allocation of Universality Places by YOG Tripartite Commission

- 1 APR 2013 – 8 JUN 2014: YOG 2014 qualification period

- 29 SEP – 8 OCT 2013: African Championship, Africa YOG Qualification for quota places in Cairo, EGY

- 29 NOV – 5 DEC 2013: Oceania Championship, Oceania YOG Qualification for quota places in Sydney, AUS

- 26 FEB – 6 MAR 2014: European Championship 10m, Europe YOG Qualification for quota places in Moscow, RUS

- 7 – 13 MAR 2014: Asian Championship 10m, Asia YOG Qualification for quota places in Kuwait City, KUW

- 26 MAR – 4 APR 2014: ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol, America YOG Qualification for quota places in Fort Benning, GA, USA

- 8 JUL 2014: Entries deadline by name for all sports

- 16 – 28 AUG 2014: 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games – Nanjing 2014




Marco Dalla Dea