Norway went 1-2 in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the 2021 European Shooting Championships. The event also doubled as the final Olympic qualification event where the highest ranked eligible athlete qualified their nation to the games. The European Shooting Championships are currently being held in Osijek, Croatia from May 20th to June 6th 2021.
The qualification round was won by Norway’s Henrik Larsen whom finished with a score of 1186, two more than his compatriot Jon-Hermann Hegg and Lithuania’s Karolis Girulis. As Girulis was the only eligible athlete to reach the final, the Olympic quota was awarded to Lithuania. The final saw Hegg score the best score in each of the positions to win gold with a score of 461.0. He finished ahead of Larsen. The bronze medal was won by Belarus’ Yury Shcherbatsevich.
This was the final opportunity for nations to qualify in this event outside of the tripartite invitations and quota reallocations. The next event to have Olympic quotas to be decided will be the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions set to conclude tomorrow.
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions