Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Shooting events of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will take place from 6 to 14 August 2016 at the National Shooting Center in Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shooting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

There are a total of 15 medal events (5 – Rifle Events, 5 – Pistol Events and 5 Shotgun Events).

In the shooting events, across a variety of firearm classes and positions, competitors must shoot at stationary or moving targets, scoring points for accuracy.

Shooting is a true test of accuracy and demands intellectual and psychological skill rather than physical strength, with competitions won and lost by a matter of millimetres.

The sport of Shooting made its Olympic debut at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Shooting Events :

Men’s Shooting Events :

  • 10 metre Air Pistol Shooting Event
  • 10 metre Air Rifle Shooting Event
  • 25 metre Rapid Fire Pistol Shooting Event
  • 50 metre Pistol Shooting Event
  • 50 metre Rifle Prone Shooting Event
  • 50 metre Rifle Three Positions Shooting Event
  • Skeet Shooting Event
  • Trap Shooting Event
  • Double Trap Shooting Event

Women’s Shooting Events :

  • 10 metre Air Pistol Shooting Event
  • 10 metre Air Rifle Shooting Event
  • 25 metre Pistol Shooting Event
  • 50 metre Rifle Three Positions Shooting Event
  • Skeet Shooting Event
  • Trap Shooting Event

As many as 390 athletes will compete for the 15 medal events.

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