Commonwealth Championships cancelled

Commonwealth Shooting Championships

Chandigarh, India, January 2022

2nd July 2021

Today the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has released the news that the Commonwealth Shooting Championships have been cancelled.

The CGF press release follows:

Following a review of the 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships scheduled to take place in India, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the event. This comes after careful consideration of several factors, including the continued uncertainty created by the ongoing global pandemic.

The decision was taken by Commonwealth Games India (CGI) Executive Board with the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: “We are disappointed that the 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships will no longer take place however, this is the right decision to take in the current climate.

Despite this news, there are numerous key learnings that will benefit our ongoing work as we look to innovate and create new Commonwealth Sport Properties. The Chandigarh 2022 concept has identified exciting opportunities regarding future co-hosting possibilities that we must further explore.

We very much are looking forward to welcoming Team India to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

End of press release

Statement from the WTSF

Whilst this news is disappointing for the athletes that have had selection for the Championships in their sights, the management team recognise that this is an understandable decision given the current pandemic in India.

That’s sad news. It’s such a shame for all the current and upcoming athletes and makes you realise how lucky we were

Ceri  Dallimore – Gold Medal Winner, Manchester 2002

WTSF Performance Director, John Dallimore MBE said “Wales has won medals at all 13 games that have had shooting events. It is not just sad for shooting sport but for the Wales Commonwealth Family.

However, after this expected announcement, we can now move forward. We already have plans in place to help develop our athletes and we can now proceed with clarity”


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