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Act of firing rifles, shotguns or other projectile weapons

  • A person who specializes in shooting is a marksman.
  • Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field in hunting.
  • Shooting was part of Summer Olympic Games ever since the 1896 except at the 1904 & 1928 editions.
  • In the Paris Games in 1900, live pigeons were used as moving targets.
  • Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Double Trap, Pistol, Rapid fire pistol, Rifle prone, Rifle three positions, Skeet and Trap are some of the popular events in the shooting sport.
  • Nearly 400 competitors competed against 15 dramatic events at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Jongoh Jin, Luca Tesconi and Andrija Zlatic won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in Men's 10m Air Rifle Shooter event at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Yi Siling (Gold), Bogacka Sylwia (Silver) and Yu Dan (Bronze) won medals in Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooter event at the 2012 London Olympics.
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