Olympic quotas reallocated to World Cups in Beijing, Munich

The quotas for the 25m air pistol taken away from the recent World Cup in New Delhi are handed by the ISSF to corresponding World Cups in Beijing and in Munich.

Anish Bhanwala competing in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol final at the World Cup in New Delhi. The Olympic quota spot for the event was taken away.   -  AP

The two Olympic quotas in 25m air pistol that were taken from away the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi last month have been reallocated to the upcoming World Cups in Beijing — to be held from April 21 to April 28, 2019 — and Munich — to be held from May 24 to May 31, 2019.

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“The decision has been taken on reallocation of two Olympic Quota Places in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event that were revoked during the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi in February, 2019,” the ISSF said in a statement. The World Cups, as a result, will have three Olympic quota spots up for grabs in the 25m air pistol.

The quota spots were taken away from the World Cup in New Delhi due to the failure of the Indian government to provide visas for Pakistani shooters, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. The shooters — G. M. Bashir and Khalil Ahmed — were expected to compete in the rapid-fire pistol category.