Sports

Shooting

  • Summer
    Game
  • Rio
    2016
  • Tokyo
    2020

Shooting

In the Shooting event, athletes fire at a fixed target a prescribed number of times with either a rifle or a pistol, and compete to see who can win the most points. The maximum number of points you can get for a single shot is 10 points. In order to win 10 points using an air rifle at a firing distance of 10m, you must hit the very center of the 0.5 mm bullseye located in the middle of the target. There is competition at three distances (50m, 25m, and 10m). There are 13 Shooting events in the Paralympics, divided by the type of firearm and posture during competition. Recent developments in guns and the shooting court have made it so athletes are almost obligated to hit the bullseye if they want to make it to the top. The sport requires intense concentration and mental fortitude, as a single mistake can mean the difference between victory and loss.