The ISSF President’s Cup 2022 takes place from the 28th of November to the 4th of December in Cairo, Egypt with two Australian’s having been invited to compete.
The top 12 ranked athletes in each Olympic event according to the 2022 World Ranking are invited to take part in the competition, with Catherine Skinner (World Number 4), and Laetisha Scanlan (World Number 7) both being invited to compete at the President’s Cup in the Womens Trap Event. Winners of the President’s Cup will receive the Golden Target, the Best Athlete of the Year award.
Speaking on Australia’s involvement in the President’s Cup, Shooting Australia CEO Adam Sachs said “Shooting Australia is delighted that two of our leading athletes’ performances have been recognised through their invitation to the Presidents Cup. We know they will represent Australia with pride as Catherine and Laetisha are provided this terrific opportunity to close out a successful 2022, before their attention returns to continuing on the road to Paris 2024”
Speaking on being invited to the President’s Cup, Skinner said “To be invited to the Presidents Cup is always a reward in itself. There has always been a level of prestige attached to World Cup final, as it is an acknowledgement to a strong performance across the entire calendar. I look forward to this event to close out the season of 2022.”
Scanlan spoke of her form and consistency in the second half of the year saying “I’m thrilled to be invited to the President’s cup this year. Internationally, I started my season poorly so I was happy to pull out some form and consistency towards the latter half of the year to put myself in the top 10. I love competing against the top women in the world as it’s a constant challenge to perform at a high level. Really looking forward to going to Egypt as it’s always been a country on my bucket list to visit.”