Shooting at the Commonwealth Games

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Shooting sports have been contested at the Commonwealth Games at every games since 1966 with the exception of the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Events were open until they were segregated by gender in 1994 for pistol and most rifle events and in 2002 for trap and skeet events; the full bore rifle competitions remained open.

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Host country Best nation
VIII 1966 Kingston  Jamaica Canada
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand Canada
XI 1978 Edmonton, Alberta  Canada Canada
XII 1982 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia Australia
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland England
XIV 1990 Auckland  New Zealand Australia
XV 1994 Victoria, British Columbia  Canada Australia
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Australia
XVII 2002 Manchester  England India
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Victoria  Australia India
XIX 2010 Delhi  India India
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland Australia
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia

Events[edit]

Men's events
Event 66 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current programs
50 metre free pistol X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
25 metre rapid fire pistol X X 2
10 metre air pistol X X X X X X X X X 9
50 metre small bore rifle prone X X X X X X X X X X X 11
50 metre small bore rifle three positions X X X X X X X X X 9
10 metre air rifle X X X X X X X X X 9
10 metre air rifle pairs X X X X X X X X X 9
Trap X X 2
Double trap X X X X 4
Skeet X X X X X X X X X X X 11
Past events
50 metre free pistol pairs X X X X X X X X 8
25 metre standard pistol X X X 3
25 metre standard pistol pairs X X X 3
25 metre centre fire pistol X X X X X X X X X 9
25 metre centre fire pistol pairs X X X X X X X X 8
25 metre rapid fire pistol pairs X X X X X X X X 8
10 metre air pistol pairs X X X X X X X X 8
50 metre small bore rifle prone pairs X X X X X X X 7
50 metre small bore rifle three positions pairs X X X X X X X X 8
Free rifle prone X 1
Free rifle prone pairs X 1
10 metre running target X X 2
10 metre running target pairs X X 2
Clay pigeon trap X X X X X X X X X 9
Clay pigeon trap pairs X X 2
Trap pairs X X X X X 5
Double trap pairs X X X 3
Skeet pairs X X X X X X X 7
Events 3 4 4 17 17 18 18 17 21 21 22 8
Women's events
Event 66 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current programs
25 metre sport pistol X X X X X X 6
10 metre air pistol X X X X X X 6
50 metre small bore rifle prone X X X X X X 6
50 metre small bore rifle three positions X X X X X X 6
10 metre air rifle X X X X X X 6
Trap X X 2
Double trap X X X 3
Skeet X X X 3
Past events
25 metre sport pistol pairs X X X X X 5
10 metre air pistol pairs X X X X X 5
50 metre small bore rifle prone pairs X X X X X 5
50 metre small bore rifle three positions pairs X X X X X 5
10 metre air rifle pairs X X X X X 5
Clay pigeon trap X X 2
Clay pigeon trap pairs X X 2
Trap pairs X 1
Double trap pairs X X 2
Skeet pairs X X 2
Events 10 10 16 16 12 8
Open events
Event 66 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current programs
Full bore Queen's prize individual X X X X X X X X X 9
Full bore Queen's prize pairs X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Past events
Skeet pairs X 1
Events 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2014 Commonwealth Games

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 67 54 42 163
2 India 56 40 22 118
3 England 47 58 63 168
4 Canada 39 39 38 116
5 New Zealand 15 16 21 52
6 Scotland 12 15 18 45
7 Cyprus 9 5 4 18
8 Singapore 8 5 7 20
9 Wales 5 7 10 22
10 Northern Ireland 5 2 5 12
11 Malaysia 3 10 13 26
12 South Africa 2 13 9 24
13 Bangladesh 2 2 2 6
14 Guernsey 1 2 2 5
15 Sri Lanka 1 2 0 3
16 Isle of Man 1 1 3 5
17 Hong Kong 1 0 4 5
18 Jersey 1 0 1 2
19 Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 3 4
20 Malta 0 1 2 3
Australia 0 1 2 3
21 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
22 Namibia 0 0 3 3
23 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
Total 275 275 275 825

Games records[edit]

2014:

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