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Shooting Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Shooting at Olympics: Shooting is the act of firing a gun. Shooting has been a regular practice in many countries all over the world in the middle age. However, during the nineteenth century, shooting evolved as an international sport event. In the shooting sports, different kinds of firearms are used. The shooters' shooting skill and speed are tested during the competitions. The International Shooting Sport Federation or the ISSF is the international governing body of shooting.


The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 97
  • Number of Athletes : 390
  • Total Events : 15

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Shooting Schedule


The Rio Olympics Shooting Event will start on Saturday 6 August and finish on Sunday 14 August, 2016.
DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 20168:3016:30ShootingM/FMen's and Women's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 7, 20169:0016:30ShootingM/FMen's and Women's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 8, 20169:0016:30ShootingMMen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 9, 20169:0017:00ShootingFWomen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 10, 20169:0016:30ShootingMMen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 11, 20169:0013:30ShootingFWomen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 12, 20169:0016:30ShootingM/FMen's and Women's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 13, 20169:0016:45ShootingMMen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro
Aug 14, 20169:0014:30ShootingMMen's Qualification FinalsYesOlympic Shooting CentreDeodoro


Shooting in the Summer Games: Shooting was included in the Olympic program at the 1896 Athens Summer Games. The event has always been a regular part of the schedule since the 1896 Games. Only in the 1904 and the 1928 Games, the event was dropped from the program. The shooting disciplines held during the Olympic competition are shotgun, rifle, pistol and running target events. Shooters have to shoot at clay targets propelled at various directions in the shotgun events. In the rifle and pistol events, shooters compete in three ranges - 10 meters, 25 meters and 50 meters. The number of shooting events has increased steadily in every Summer Games. At the first appearance, only three shooting events were contested at the Olympics. Currently fifteen events are included in the Olympic shooting program. Nine events are contested by men and six events by women. The events contested at the Olympic shooting competition are-


  • 10meter air pistol for men (60 shots)
  • 10meter air rifle for men (60 shots)
  • 25meter rapid fire pistol for men (60 shot)
  • 50meter pistol for men (60 shots)
  • 50meter rifle 3 positions for men (3x40 shots)
  • 50meter rifle prone for men (60 shots)
  • Double trap for men (150 targets)
  • Skeet for men (125 targets)
  • Trap for men (125 targets)
  • 10meter air pistol for women (40 shots)
  • 10meter air rifle for women (40 shots)
  • 25meter pistol for women (30+30 shots)
  • 50meter rifle 3 positions for women (3x20 shots)
  • Skeet for women (75 targets)
  • Trap for women (75 targets)

Categories of Shooting: Shooting can be divided in various categories on the basis of the type of targets and firearms used during the competitions. Some most common categories of shooting are-


  • Rifle shooting sports
  • Handgun shooting sports
  • Shotgun shooting sports
  • Action shooting sports
  • 3-gun shooting sports
  • Submachine gun shooting sports

All these major categories of shooting can be further divided in various subcategories.


Rules of Shooting: The International Shooting Sport Federation or the ISSF has set the rulebook for the sport, which is followed at international level. Some of the rules of shooting are-

  • The structures of the targets and ranges for all the shooting disciplines are specified by the ISSF in its rulebook.
  • The ISSF has set rules concerning the safety of the shooters, spectators and the range officials.
  • The dimension and qualities of the targets have to be checked by the technical officials before the commencement of the competition.
  • The size of target boards with the scoring rings for each shooting event has been mentioned by the ISSF.
  • In the running target events, the scoring rings have to be printed on the body of the running animal used in the event.
  • In the clay target events, the distance and height of the targets are predetermined by the ISSF.
  • Smoking in the area, where the shooting competition is being held, is not permitted.
  • During the shooting competitions, no one is allowed to use mobile phones, pagers, walkie-talkies and other devices. Flash photography is also not allowed as that can cause distraction of the competitors.
  • Wind flags should be used during the competition to show the direction of the wind flow.
  • A number of officials are appointed during the competitions to monitor the event.

Medal winners in Shooting: Karoly Takacs, Artem Khadjibekov, Sergei Kovalenko, Rajmond Debevec, Sergei Martynov, Jury Sukhorukov, Guy Starik, Qinan Zhu, Abhinav Bindra, Alin George Moldoveanu, Vladimir Isakov, Zongliang Tan, Vigilio Fait, Penghui Zhang, Ralf Schumann, Zhongsheng Liu, Vladimir Gontcharov, Wei Pang, Jakkrit Panichpatikum, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Erminio Frasca, Alexey Alipov, Vitaly Fokeev, Binyuan Hu, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Valeriy Shomin, Andrei Ineshin, Tore Brovold are some of the famous male shooters at the international level.


Some of the leading female shooters of the world are Lioubov Galkina, Sonja Pfeilschifter, Sylwia Bogacka, Li Du, Katerina Kurkova, Yinghui Zhao, Ying Chen, Gundegmaa Otryad, Fengji Fei, Natalia Paderina, Jun Hu, Jasna Sekaric, Li Chen, Zuzana Stefecekova, Susan Nattrass, Chiara Cainero, Danka Bartekova and Erdzhanik Avetisyan.


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Last updated on: August 03, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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