Italy has won its first medal at the World Shooting Championships in Cairo. In the 10-metre air rifle, Danilo Dennis Sollazzo produced an outstanding performance all the way to the final before being defeated by India’s Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil with a score of 17-13.
The final proved unlucky for the Italian, who got off to a solid start, edging as far ahead as 13-9. His opponent, however, staged an unstoppable comeback, surging back to snatch the gold. Danilo Dennis Sollazzo’s silver medal rewards Italy with another Olympic quota place for Paris 2024.
The Azzurri currently qualified for Paris 2024 Olympic Games now stand at five (two men, three women) in three disciplines:
- Shooting [shotgun] - 3 quota places: 1 Trap woman,1 Skeet woman, 1 Skeet man
- Gymnastics (rhythmic) - 1 quota place: all-around individual
- Shooting [pistol&rifle] - 1 quota place: 10m air rifle man