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Shooters receiving ranking-based quotas for the Tokyo Games will have to participate in the World Cup next year as the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has revised its quota-distribution system for next year’s Olympics.
ISSF originally planned to announce 12 ranking-based quotas (one in each event) by May, however, all international action, including three World Cups, has been canceled this year due to the spread of coronaviruses, The world body was forced to revise its plan.
The new deadline for the Tokyo 2020 qualification is June 6, 2021.
Since all the shooters above him were ineligible to win the quota, 12th pass Anish was expected to get a berth in the 25-meter rapid fire pistol event if ISSF moved up the rankings by March 2020. Now Aneesh will not be able to take his place, as he will have to do well in the World Cup to be held in March next year.
Volodymyr Pastrnak of Ukraine (17th), Keith Sanderson of USA (18th) and Petr Olek of Estonia (19th) will be Anish’s closest rivals. Aneesh must finish with a medal to win the quota. The ranking-based quota goes directly to the qualified shooter and not to the country, otherwise.
India has not won any quota in men’s 25m rapid fire, men’s net, women’s trap and skeet event. However, Indians have no chance of winning the ranking-based quota in these events, as they are far below the rankings.
He said, “The shooters missed a competition this year before being distributed to the shooters. To be fair to the shooters, the ISSF proposed a missed opportunity for them before announcing the final cut-off list. It is official because the proposal has been approved by the International Olympic Committee, ”ISSF Secretary General Alex Ratner told TOI.
Ratner said the date and venue of the competition have not yet been decided.
The ISSF introduced ranking-based quota for the first time. The idea is to give a quota to each of the events (six men, six women) to the top-ranked shooter.
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