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ISSF to reimburse medal Winners of 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event for non-availability of quotas

ANI | Updated: Feb 26, 2019 22:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 26 (ANI): The organizing committee of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol, has decided to reimburse all expenses of the medal winners of men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event.
The decision is a goodwill gesture by the committee and is taken after considering the withdrawal of two Olympic quotas in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol.
“Bearing in mind the withdrawal of two Olympic quotas in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event as per an IOC decision; the organising committee of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol New Delhi 2019 has decided as a gesture of goodwill and equity to reimburse 100 per cent of the expenses incurred by the medalists of the event i.e Christian Reitz of Germany, Lin Junmin of China and Kim Junghong of Korea,” Raninder Singh, Chairman of Organizing Committee of the ISSF World Cup, said.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) had revoked the Olympic qualification status of the men’s 25m Rapid Fire pistol event of the ISSF World Cup after the Indian government authorities failed to grant an entry visa to the Pakistani delegation comprising two athletes and one official who was meant to participate in the event. (ANI)

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