Shooter Rajeshwari Kumari has earned India a spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics by achieving the fifth position in the Women’s Trap event during the ISSF World Championships held recently. This achievement marks India’s seventh Olympic spot in shooting, and it’s the second one in the shotgun category.
Rajeshwari demonstrated her prowess with a score of 120 (comprising series of 24, 25, 24, 22, and 25), securing her qualification for the final round in the third spot. The gold medal was clinched by Lin Yi Chun from Chinese Taipei, while Jessica Rossi from Italy secured the silver, and Murche Kathrin took home the bronze.
Among the six finalists, Jessica from Italy had previously secured a qualification for the Paris Olympics. This left five shooters competing for four available quota spots. Alessandra Perilli, a shooter from San Marino, finished in the sixth position with a score of 15, thereby securing a Paris Olympics Quota for India.
Rajeshwari Kumar achieved a fifth-place finish in the final round, securing a score of 19. Within the ISSF World Championship 2023, a grand total of 48 Olympic quota slots are available for allocation. These slots are designated for the top four participants in each of the twelve Olympic individual shooting events, with a restriction of one slot per country, allowing them to obtain these highly coveted quotas.