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What is Shooting?

:: Actual Shooting Events at the Olympic Level…

Shooting made its Olympic debut at the Games of the first Olympiad, Athens 1896. It was then staged at most editions of the Games, with the exception of the St Louis 1904 and Amsterdam 1928 Games. Women made their shooting debut at the Olympiad Games of Mexico City 1968, competing in mixed events. The first purely women’s events appeared in 1984, and it was only in 1996 that the men’s and women’s programmes, were completely separated. The Modern Olympic program of the Shooting Sport consists in 15 different events. Olympians compete in nine men’s events and six women’s events in three different disciplines, with five events for rifles, five for pistols and five for shotguns.

DISCIPLINES MEN’S EVENTS WOMEN’S EVENTS TOTAL EVENTS
RIFLE
50m Rifle 3 Positions
 50m Rifle 3 Positions
2
RIFLE
50m Rifle Prone
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1
RIFLE
10m Air Rifle
10m Air Rifle
2
PISTOL
50m Pistol
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1
PISTOL
25m Rapid Fire Pistol
25m Rapid Fire Pistol
2
PISTOL
10m Air Pistol
10m Air Pistol
2
SHOTGUN
Trap
Trap
2
SHOTGUN
Double Trap
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1
SHOTGUN
Skeet
Skeet
2
TOTAL
9
6
15
Note: Total 45 Medals in Various Events of Shooting at Olympics Level.