Olympic Sport : Shooting

Olympic Sport : Shooting


Olympic Shooting events are carried on with three types of firearms : Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun. In Rifle and Pistol events, competitors aim at a 10-ring target from a fixed distance which is either 10m or 25m or 50m.
In different events, athletes are required to shoot from different positions – standing, kneeling or lying down (called prone).

Shooting Prone
In Shotgun events, competitors shoot at moving clay targets.
There are a total of 15 gold medals to be won in all.

Shooting requires a lot of precision and immense focus. Indian shooting contingent is the best ever in and the country can expect more than a medal from the team of eleven. Best show of India in shootout was in Beijing Olympics when Abhinav Bindra won a gold for the country.
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