A new finals African record was set today in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2019 African Shooting Championships. In terms of Olympic qualification, the highest ranked eligible athlete in the event qualified to the games. In addition, all athletes whom qualify a quota for their nation must reach the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) during the competition. The African Shooting Championships is currently being held in Tipasa, Algeria from November 17th to November 25th 2019.
The qualification round was won by Egypt’s Hamada Talat where he scored 1142 points, just one more than his compatriot Osama El-Saeid. The final saw El-Saeid going into the standing portion with a significant lead where he continued his fine performance to win the gold medal, obtain the Olympic quota for his nation and set a new African finals record with a score of 444.2. Egypt swept the podium, with Ibrahim Korayiem and Talat winning silver and bronze respectively.
All selected athletes must achieve the MQS in an eligible event order to compete at the Olympics. The African Shooting Championships concludes tomorrow with Olympic quotas being awarded in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions and the men’s and women’s skeet.
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions