Taha won gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol at the 2019 African Shooting Championships. The highest ranked eligible athlete in the event also qualified their nation to the Olympics. 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 Mahmoud Taha whom scored 557 points. However, as the MQS is 560 no Olympic quota was awarded. Taha’s performance was still 10 points higher than the nearest competitor, Ahmed Shaban of Egypt. Taha would go on to win the event, scoring 14 points during the final. The silver and bronze medals were won by Algeria’s Tayeb Mehali and Shaban respectively.
The Olympic quota will be reallocated to the highest ranked nation not yet qualified in any shooting event after the qualification process has been complete. The African Shooting Championships continues tomorrow with Olympic quotas being awarded in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions.
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol