ISSF World Championship LIVE Updates, Cairo 2022: Swapnil Kusale wins Olympic quota, finishes fourth in 50m rifle 3 positions

Published:Mar 9, 202412:23
ISSF World Championship LIVE Updates, Cairo 2022: Swapnil Kusale wins Olympic quota, finishes fourth in 50m rifle 3 positions

Welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE protection of the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Championship 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. That is Santadeep Dey, bringing you all of the motion.



  • ⦿ A 97 for Abhidnya and Rhythm within the first and second series.
  • ⦿ Bhaker’s final series is a 96. She has to hope the highest athletes within the subsequent relay in some way underperform now. She is eleventh on the stay leaderboard.
  • ⦿ Bhaker begins within the first fast fireplace relay. She scores 195 off her first 20 pictures. rating within the subsequent series ought to discover her well-placed to be within the closing.

Manu Bhaker (Bib No. 1582), Rhythm Sangwan (Bib No. 1625) and Abhidnya Ashok Patil (Bib No. 1616) will take to the vary in ladies’s 25m pistol. Sangwan is on the high of the leaderboard after the Precision stage yesterday.


  • ⦿ Vijayveer Sidhu blazes away to a 294. He locations third after Stage 1.
  • ⦿ 2012 Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar finishes the primary stage with 288. I’m afraid that wouldn’t be adequate with one other stage and relay but to begin.
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  • ⦿Serhiy Kulish thumps Tomasz Bartnik 16-6 within the gold medal match.
Kusale’s final series’ shot map. An 8.2 saw him slip into the drop zone.

Kusale’s closing series’ shot map. An 8.2 noticed him slip into the drop zone. | Photograph Credit score: ISSF

  • ⦿Kusale hits a disastrous 8.2! My, oh, my... You’ve obtained to really feel for him. He wins a quota place however loses out on a medal when at one second it felt like he can be heading into the gold medal match. Hegg takes bronze.
  • ⦿ Kowalewicz, 22, and Liu stroll. The Chinese language takes the fifth place together with a quota.
  • ⦿ Dallinger takes his personal candy time to register the final shot. With lower than a minute to go, he hits a 9.7. Hegg survives by 0.1. Dallinger takes the seventh place. Kim is eighth. Kusale is third now with 309.1.
  • ⦿ Eight minutes are finished. A 9.7 and 9.6 from Kusale.. Ouch! Yukun Liu and Maciej Kowalewicz each make strikes after 25 pictures as Maximillian Dallinger and Kim discover themselves within the drop zone.
  • ⦿ With a ten.7 and 10.8 within the final series, Kusale jumps to 3rd after the Susceptible spherical. If he doesn’t carry out that badly in Standing, he ought to be capable of pocket the Olympic quota place.
  • ⦿ Kusale drops to fourth after 15 pictures as Bartnik takes the lead with 156.0 factors.
  • ⦿ Kusale takes a little bit of time greater than the others to set himself up through the changeover.
  • ⦿ Jon-Hermann Hegg, the European champion, already has an Olympic quota. With two Polish candidates within the combine and solely certainly one of them eligible to win the quota, it makes the competition all of the extra attention-grabbing.
  • ⦿ Kim Jonghyun a rustic mile behind the remainder as he fails to even make the triple digits after Kneeling. Kusale leads with 104.6
  • ⦿ The Maharashtrian begins the second series with a ten.8.
  • ⦿ Kusale begins off with a ten.5, adopted by a 9.8. Nonetheless, he does effectively to get well with just a few high-10s to maneuver to the highest after the primary 5 pictures in Kneeling.


  • ⦿Kusale enters the ultimate with the second highest qualification rating of 593 after China’s Liu Yukun’s 596. Aishwary (14th with 589) and Niraj (nineteenth with 588) are out.
  • ⦿ Kusale, in the meantime, has largely sealed his place within the closing as he information 196 in Standing and a mixed rating of 593.
  • ⦿ Aishwary will get a 97 within the final series. He will likely be devastated given how sturdy his possibilities of qualifying appeared after the Susceptible spherical.
  • ⦿ Kusale begins Standing with a 99. Mighty drop for Aishwary, who lets go of six factors within the series. He's twenty eighth now. Niraj will get the Standing occasion rolling with a 96.


FILE PHOTO: Anish Bhanwala in action during the 2019 World Cup in Delhi.

FILE PHOTO: Anish Bhanwala in motion through the 2019 World Cup in Delhi. | Photograph Credit score: Kamesh Srinivasan

  • ⦿ Anish gained’t be joyful along with his efficiency up to now as he finishes with a complete of 281 in Stage 1.
  • ⦿ Anish Bhanwala begins in 25m fast fireplace pistol. He will get 94 and 93 within the first two series.


  • ⦿ Aishwary and Kusale have the right Susceptible series - 200/200. Aishwary is fourth, Kusale sixth. Niraj will get a 100 within the second Susceptible series as effectively.
  • ⦿ Niraj and Kusale are finished with the changeover. The previous marks the beginning of Susceptible with 99. Nonetheless, he would nonetheless have numerous yards to cowl given he misplaced 4 factors within the first Kneeling series.
  • ⦿ Wow! An ideal second series from Aishwary in Kneeling catapults him to the fifth spot. Kusale and Niraj rating 99s.
  • ⦿ Aishwary and Kusale are off the blocks with 98s. Not the best of begins for Niraj although as he scores a 96.
  • ⦿ The Kneeling spherical begins. Swapnil Kusale (Bib No. 1605), Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (Bib No. 1638), and Niraj Kumar (Bib No. 1601) are the Indians on this occasion.


  • ⦿ Germany’s Peter Florian hits an ideal first series.
  • ⦿ A bunch of 12 have taken to the lane in males’s 25m fast fireplace pistol. The Indians are but to begin.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE IN IST ( Senior quota-bearing occasions solely)

11:30am-4:45pm: 25m fast fireplace pistol males stage 1

11:45am-1:15pm: 50m rifle 3 positions males stage 2

2:15pm: Last 50m rifle 3 positions males

5:15pm-6:45pm: 25m pistol ladies fast fireplace stage

7:45pm: Last 25m pistol ladies

The NRAI not too long ago made just a few tweaks in its Olympic qualification coverage. Faucet on the link within the field beneath to seek out out extra about it.

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Olympians Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Anjum Moudgil and Vijay Kumar headline the checklist of twenty-two senior Indian athletes eligible for a Paris Olympics 2024 quota on the ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Championship, beginning October 12 in Cairo.

Contemporaries Vijayveer Sidhu and Rhythm Sangwan will characteristic in two particular person occasions every and therefore are the one shooters who can have two pictures on the quota locations.

A complete of 32 Olympic quotas will likely be on supply within the Egyptian capital. Of those, eight quotas – 4 in males and as many in ladies’s disciplines – will likely be in every 10m air rifle, 50m rifle 3 positions, and 10m air pistol. There may even be eight quotas up for equal distribution between contributors in males’s 25m fast fireplace pistol and girls’s 25m sports activities pistol.

Within the ongoing Olympic cycle – which began on August 14 this yr and can conclude on June 9, 2024 – 32 berths within the Paris 2024 bus have already been taken through competitions. Solely certainly one of these has been gained by India, up to now, with Bhowneesh Mendiratta ending fourth in males’s lure on the not too long ago concluded Shotgun Worlds in Osijek.

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There are 340 Paris Olympic quotas assigned to the world physique of capturing by the Worldwide Olympic Committee. Whereas 300 of those are rewarded by means of competitions, the remaining are distributed to the host (12), Universality place holders (16) and the highest-ranked athletes in every self-discipline through the Olympic qualification interval (12).

With every Nationwide Olympic Committee allowed 24 quotas (12 for males and 12 for ladies) throughout all occasions, there may be a lot to battle for.

Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil and Arjun Babuta are favourites to put palms on India's first rifle quota on October 14. Babuta, presently ranked No. 1 within the nation, gave a glimpse of exemplary psychological energy after ending with a silver medal within the thirty sixth Nationwide Video games in Gujarat, regardless of simply managing to squeeze by means of to the eight-man closing earlier. Patil was the gold medallist on the occasion.

Amongst ladies, all eyes will likely be on Mehuli Ghosh, who has, in 2022, began coaching at Gagan Narang’s Gun for Glory, having moved over from the Joydeep Karmakar Capturing Academy. Her coach Bibaswan Ganguly is assured of her probabilities, the shooter having maintained the very best common rating of 629.58 amongst all 10m rifle wielders in NRAI’s Stage 2 and Stage 3 competitions, which concluded with the sixth choice trials in August.

In the meantime, Vijayveer will likely be India’s finest wager to return house with a pistol quota. Collaborating in each 10m air and 25m fast fireplace pistol, the Punjab lad is on a scorching streak, having gained each the 10m air pistol occasions (particular person and combined) at NGG 2022. The person spherical would function extra of a confidence booster, with him having scored an emphatic 17-5 win over Shiva Narwal. He had missed the 25m fast fireplace occasion as he needed to seem for an examination.

With Bhaker affected by a poor run of type and Esha Singh within the junior staff, Rhythm emerges because the strongest contender for a pistol quota amongst ladies. The Haryana shooter was constant along with her performances in Gujarat 2022, successful three medals in 10m air pistol (silver in particular person and bronze in combined staff) and 25m sports activities pistol (silver).

The competition in 50m 3P is tighter, and it'll all rely on who can hold their calm on the day of the competitors.

- Santadeep Dey


Just a few finals will likely be out there for stay streaming on Olympics’ official YouTube channel.

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Publish date: 2022-10-22 18:18:26
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