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Paris 2024 Olympics: Vijayveer Sidhu Secures Indian Shooting Quota In Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

Vijayveer Sidhu secured an Indian quota in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event for the Paris 2024 Olympics by winning a silver medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 28.03.2024
Vijayveer Sidhu (Image Credit: NRAI Photo)

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Vijayveer Sidhu won the silver medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia. With this performance, he secured an Indian quota in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.


The Asian Shooting Championships 2024 were held in Jakarta (Indonesia) in January 2024. The top two eligible shooters (maximum one per country) in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024 would secure the national quota for the Paris 2024 Olympics. However, each nation can secure a maximum of two quotas in any one event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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Vijayveer Sidhu (Image Credit: X)
Vijayveer Sidhu (Image Credit: X)


During the qualifying round in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024, Vijayveer Sidhu finished in fifth place with 577 points.

Vijayveer Sidhu secured India’s quota in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event for the Paris 2024 Olympics before the beginning of the Final  

Even before the Final, Vijayveer Sidhu booked India’s one quota in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, as most of the other finalists (except for Kazakhstan), South Korea and Japan already completed their quotas for the upcoming Summer Olympics.


While both Kazakhstan and India secured their one quota each from the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024, Kazakhstan’s Nikita Chiryukin won the gold medal with a score of 32 in the Final. Sidhu finished with a score of 28 to clinch the silver medal.


Vijayveer Sidhu also completed India’s two quotas in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, as Anish Bhanwala was the first to achieve it with a bronze medal at the Asian Shooting Championships 2023.


Meanwhile, the National Olympic Committees have the exclusive authority to make the final decision on national representatives for the Paris 2024 Olympics.  

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