Tokyo 2020 build-up begins

With the first quota places being handed out at the ISSF World Championships, and British Shooting publicising its selection policy for the Games, the countdown period to the Tokyo Olympics has truly begun.

Selection of athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be decided by the Olympic Selection Panel, comprising Steven Seligmann, Phil Scanlan and Ian Peel, advised by a range of discipline coaches.

The panel will consider criteria including: Performance in official qualifying events, medal placings in major senior events during the 2018 season, performance trajectory over the qualification period, and the panel’s own view on athletes’ medal potential.

The first official qualifying event was the 2018 World Championships in Changwon, which concluded on 14 September.

In 2019, qualifying events include all four ISSF World Cup stages, the European Games in Minsk, and the European 25m/50m Championships in Bologna.

And there are two final qualification events in 2020, at the European 10m Championships and a yet-to-be-confirmed Olympic Qualification Tournament.

The final team will be formally announced on 21 May 2020.

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