Doreen Vennekamp claims Paris 2024 Olympic quota spot for Germany by winning 2022 European Championships Pistol title in women's 25m

Germany and Poland secure first two Pistol Olympic quota spots on offer in the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifier as Europe’s stars shoot for continental glory in Wroclaw, Poland, live on Olympic Channel.

By Jo Gunston | Created 14 September

Doreen Vennekamp secured Germany a quota spot for women’s 25m Pistol shooting at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, after she won the title at the 2022 European Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, on Wednesday (14 September).

The 27-year-old won gold at the WKS Śląsk Wrocław shooting range, adding to her two World Championship bronze medals in both the team and the individual event in Changwon, Republic of Korea, in 2018.

Vennekamp led the way throughout every round, qualifying first, then topping the rankings before taking home the gold with 29 hits out of 40 in the final.

Poland's Klaudia Bres, a gold medallist in the 2019 championships in the 10m, showed great composure in front of a home crowd – especially after her gun jammed in the second ranking match – to claim silver and the second Olympic quota spot.

Renata Sike missed out on an automatic place for Hungary at Paris 2024 but claimed bronze, matching her World Championship third-place in 2014.

Drama unfolded in the first round for Greek favourite, Anna Korakaki, who failed to make it past the first stage. Waiting anxiously for Bres to re-take the round in which she had a gun failure, the 2016 Olympic champion looked shell-shocked not to progress, scoring 11 out of 20, and hitting just one target in the first five shots.

2022 European Championships: Men's Rapid Fire Pistol and Rifle 3 Positions

Two more events take place on Wednesday – the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at 5pm (CEST) and the 50m Rifle 3 Positions final at 7pm.

Both are also Olympic qualifying events, offering quota spots for the top two in each event.

Action in the Paris 2024 Qualifier disciplines will be broadcast on Olympic Channel via (territorial restrictions apply).

2022 European Championships 25/50m schedule (finals)

All times Central European Summer Time / CEST (GMT +2 hours)

  • Wednesday 14 September 2022

17:00: Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol (25m RFP M) - Two Paris 2024 Olympic quota berths available

19:00: Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (50m 3P M) - Two Paris 2024 Olympic quota berths available

  • Thursday 15 September

11:30: Mixed 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

17:00: Women’s 50m 3 Positions (50m 3P W) - Two Paris 2024 Olympic quota berths available

  • Friday 16 September

11:15: Women’s team 25m Pistol

13:00: Mixed 50m 3 Positions

17:30: Mixed 50m Rifle Prone

  • Saturday 17 September

13:00: Men’s team 50m 3 Positions

16:45: Women’s team 50m 3 Positions

18:30: Men’s team 25m Rapid Fire Pistol


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