Venezuela received a country quota for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the test of the 50 meter rifle three positions of sport shooting, and the Federation of the specialty decided to grant it to Julio Iemma.
Iemma starred in a historic qualification for Rio 2016, and ended a 16-year run without representation of a Venezuelan gunner at the Olympic Games.
At that time he became the first shooter to classify in all modalities: 50m prone rifle (22), 10m air rifle (45) and three-position rifle at 50m (40).
His important feat is now recognized with the ticket to Tokyo.
Iemma, holder of the national records Carabina Tendido 625.7 (597 pts) and 3 × 40 Competition (1161 pts), then becomes ranked 32nd by Venezuela, endorsed by his second place in the continental ranking.
The gunner adds this cycle to important figures in world-class events that opened the way for the International Olympic Shooting Federation (ISSF) to grant Venezuela a place in the three-position 50m rifle.
Among his most outstanding performances are:
- 56th place at the 2019 Ne Delhi World Cup
- Position 20 in the Continental de Guadalajara 2018
- Seventh in the Central Americans of Barranquilla 18 '
- Seventh in the Pan American Games in Lima 19 '.
Sports shooting closed its qualification process on June 6 and to date, Iemma has completed the roster of 30 Olympic gunners who will go for the glory of the three-position rifle at 50 meters in Tokyo.
The other four representatives of the Pan-American area are the Americans Michaell McPhaid and George Norton, the Mexican José Luís Sánchez and the Argentine Alexis Eberhardt.