The organising committee of the ISSF World Cup has decided to reimburse all expenses of the medal winners of the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol.
The event, held on Tuesday, was supposed to have two quota places for 2020 Tokyo Olympics but were revoked by the International Olympic Committee last week after the two Pakistani shooters — Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Mohd. Khalil Akhtar — who were supposed to compete in it were denied visas by India in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.
“Bearing in mind the withdrawal of two Olympic quotas in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol as per an IOC decision, the Organizing Committee (OC) of the ISSF World Cup New Delhi 2019 has decided as a gesture of goodwill and equity to reimburse 100 percent of the expenses incurred by the medallists of the event i.e Christian Reitz of Germany, Lin Junmin of China and Kim Junhong of Korea. Suitable notifications to the athletes and federations are being sent out,” Raninder Singh, chairman of the World Cup organising committee said in a release.