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Our guide to Olympic Shooting
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Take aim with our guide to shooting
Shooting is made up of rifle and pistol events
The sport of shooting may not always grab the headlines, but Britain has won a total of 88 Olympic medals down the years, including 14 gold.

If you fancy a go yourself, take aim and fire for our guide to shooting.


The sport
Shooting is made up of rifle and pistol events.

Competitors aim either at a fixed target, or a moving target made of clay. This is called skeet shooting (a form of clay pigeon shooting).

The event used to be mixed, with men and women competing openly against each other, but nowadays the two sexes compete separately.


Getting started
Not only is shooting great fun, it's also known to teach discipline and responsibility.

If you want to get involved, the Great Britain Target Shooting Federation is a good place to start.

Like many sports there are schemes to encourage young people to attain a high level.

Wes Stanton, Great Britain Target Shooting Federation
Tel: 08700 468778
E-mail: wesley@leadshot.com



Get involved
Contact: Wes Stanton, Great Britain Target Shooting Federation
Tel: 08700 468778
E-mail: wesley@leadshot.com

Team GB
Michael Babb
Richard Brickell
Richard Faulds
Sarah Gibbins
Edward Ling
Ian Peel

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It is a pressure cooker out there and the one who handles it the best wins
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Richard Faulds
GB gold medallist




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