Shooting

[Competition venue: Asaka Shooting Range]

  • Shooting

    Shooting

    Shooting

    Overview
    In the shooting events, competitors are judged on the accuracy of their shooting at a designated target.

    [Rifle shooting]
    Competitors shoot at the centre of a target placed at a distance of 10 to 50 metres

    Rifle
    10m target, air rifle: 4.55cm diameter
    (centre of target: 1.4 m above the floor)
    50m target, rifle: 15.44cm diameter
    (centre of target: 0.75 m above the floor)

    Pistol
    50m target, pistol: 50cm diameter
    (centre of target: 0.75 m above the floor)
    25 m target, pistol: 50cm diameter
    (centre of target: 1.4 m above the floor)
    10m target, air pistol: 15.55 cm diameter
    (centre of target: 1.4 m above the floor)

    [Clay target shooting]
    Using a shotgun, competitors shoot at a clay saucer target catapulted into the air.
    There are three types of events: trap, skeet and trap mixed.

    Key Points

    Shooting events are distinguished by the type of firearm, the shooting position, and the number of shots fired.
    This sport requires mental rather than physical strength. The key to success is focus.
    Rifle shooting is an extremely precise sport in which the winning of a medal is affected by only the slightest deviation of a shot from the target centre. In the final competition, the score of each shot is announced and displayed on a scoreboard. With the total scores shown on the electronic scoreboard, spectators can witness the moment that each single shot changes the ranking. The game's development is easy for spectators to follow, providing breathtaking excitement.
    In clay target shooting, competitors shoot at a target flying at a speed of 22 to 30m/s with a shot travelling at a speed of over 300m/s. Instant decision making and precision are required in this sport. It is thrilling to see a shot hitting and breaking a target into pieces amid a tense atmosphere.

    History

    Rifle shooting dates back to 15th and 16th century Europe with the advancement of firearms technology. Later, rifle shooting as a sport spread across the world, and the sport made its Olympic debut at the Athens 1896 Games. Since then, this sport has been a part of the official programme of every edition of the Olympic Games, with the exception of the Amsterdam 1928 Games. Rifle shooting now is so popular worldwide that it attracts the second largest number of participating countries after athletics.
    Clay target shooting dates back to the late 18th century, when European nobility released and shot pigeons to simulate hunting. Today’s clay shooting uses clay saucers instead of pigeons. This sport made its Olympic debut at the Paris 1900 Games.

    Detail

    (IOC Announcement, June9, 2017)

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    Event
    50m Rifle 3 Positions
    10m Air Rifle
    25m Rapid Fire Pistol
    10m Air Pistol
    Trap
    Skeet
    50m Rifle 3 Positions
    10m Air Rifle
    25m Pistol
    10m Air Pistol
    Trap
    Skeet
    Mixed
    10m Air Rifle Mixed Team
    10m Air Pistol Mixed Team
    Trap Mixed Team