Shooting Australia today congratulated the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on its foresight and flexibility to approve a Commonwealth Shooting Championship in 2022.
Shooting Australia said the CGF’s decision to endorse Commonwealth sports shooting and archery championships in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, in January 2022 has delighted shooting athletes and its member organisations.
The shooting and archery events will be held in India prior to the Commonwealth Games which will be held in Birmingham, England, from 27 July – 7 August 2022.
The CGF stated the Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth sports championships will be two separately organised and funded Commonwealth sport events.
The CGF also added that medals won in India will be included as part of the medal table one week after the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.
Shooting Australia President, Cath Fettell, said the CGF’s decision has delighted athletes and its member organisations.
“Shooting has a long and proud history within the Commonwealth sports movement and the decision by the CGF is warmly welcomed by Shooting Australia and the wider target sports shooting community,” said Ms Fettell.
“Representing Australia at a Commonwealth event is a major international career ambition for our athletes, and we are delighted they will again have the opportunity in 2022,” added Ms Fettell.
Shooting Australia High Performance Director, Adam Sachs, said the 2022 Commonwealth event represents a significant competition target for Australian shooting athletes.
“Shooting is world class and highly competitive among the Commonwealth nations and the staging of this event will assist in the preparation for future international events including the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris,” said Sachs.
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