Shooting: Rossiter and Adams Win 50m Rifle 3 Positions Gold at Oceania Championships

Rossiter and Adams won gold in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 2019 Oceania Shooting Championships. Two Olympic quotas each were initially available to the highest ranked eligible athletes in the men’s and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions. In addition, all athletes whom qualify a quota for their nation must reach the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) during the competition. The Oceania Shooting Championships is currently being held in Sydney, Australia from November 1st to November 9th 2019.

The qualification round of the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions was topped by Australia’s Jack Rossiter whom scored 1141 points. As Rossiter was the only athlete to reach the MQS he was awarded the quota. The second quota will be reallocated to the highest ranked unqualified nation after the qualification period. Rossiter would go on to take a fairly sizable lead to win gold with a new Oceania finals record. He finished with a score of 451.8 points. The silver medal was won by compatriot Alex Hoberg while New Zealand’s Owen Bennett won the bronze medal.

As with the men, the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions only had a single athlete which reached the MQS during the qualification round. Emma Adams of Australia finished the round with a score of 1117 points, just two points higher than the MQS. Likewise, the second quota will be reallocated to the highest ranked unqualified nation in this event after the qualification period. After a relatively slow start, Adams was able to build up a lead to win gold with a score of 444.7 points. Her compatriot Elise Collier won silver while New Zealand’s Jess Burgess-Smith won the bronze medal.

All selected athletes must achieve the MQS in an eligible event order to compete at the Olympics. Olympic quotas for the Oceania Shooting Championships concludes tomorrow with medals being awarded in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and the men’s and women’s trap.

Qualified Nations

Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
* Australia
* Reallocated

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
* Australia
* Reallocated

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