300 m rifle three positions
|Number of shots||3x40|
|World Championships||Since 1897|
|Number of shots||3x40|
|World Championships||Since 2002|
300 m rifle three positions (formerly known as one of four free rifle disciplines) is an ISSF shooting event, involving shooting 40 shots each from the prone, the standing and the kneeling positions. Men and women both shoot the same number of shots, though previously women only shot half the course - or 20 shots in each position.
Originally there had been champions declared in each position based on the results of the 40 shots in the three position match. A special 300 metre rifle prone match was added in 1982 however, after a pattern from the so-called English Match. After 1990, no World Championship medals have been awarded in the standing or kneeling position.
300 m rifle has been a declining event for many decades because of the considerable cost for competing in the event and the difficulty of creating ranges for it. The Olympic status was dropped in the 1970s, making 50 metre rifle the only rifle event on the program (10 metre air rifle was later added), it was in the Olympic program from 1900 to 1972. 300 m Rifle is still on the World and regional championships program, though.
Both men and women use the same rifle in this event, which has a weight limit of 8.0 kg. This rifle is not the same as the one used in the standard rifle 300m event, which has a lower weight limit of 5.5 kg, a minimum trigger pull of 1500g, and other restrictions regarding barrel length, and allowed accessories such as palm rests. The maximum caliber of ammunition is 8 mm, though the 6mm BR is most commonly used.
World Championships, Men
World Championships, Men Team
World Championships, Women
|2002||Lahti||Charlotte Jakobsen (DEN)||Helena Juppala (FIN)||Karin Hansen (DEN)|
|2006||Zagreb||Charlotte Jakobsen (DEN)||Tatsiana Kasiantsova (BLR)||Isabelle Grigorian (FRA)|
|2010||Munich||Gyda Ellefsplass Olssen (NOR)||Charlotte Jakobsen (DEN)||Eva Friedel (GER)|
|2014||Granada||Eva Roesken (GER)||Elin Ahlin (SWE)||Erin Mcneil (USA)|
|2018||Changwon||Lisa Müller (GER)||Jolyn Beer (GER)||Elin Ahlin (SWE)|
World Championships, Women Team
World Championships, total medals
|2||United States (USA)||20||15||8||43|
|3||Soviet Union (URS)||9||7||1||17|
|13||Great Britain (GBR)||1||1||1||3|
|15||Czech Republic (CZE)||1||0||2||3|
|Totals (22 nations)||108||107||107||322|
Note that at the 1923 World Championship, only the gold medal was awarded in the team event.
Current world records
|Current world records in 300 metre rifle three positions|
|Men||Individual||1190||Michael d'Halluin (FRA)||September 25, 2019||Tolmezzo (ITA)||edit|
|Teams||3533||Norway (Claussen, Wear, Lund)||September 25, 2019||Tolmezzo (ITA)||edit|
|Women||Individual||1181||Jolyn Beer (GER)||September 26, 2019||Tolmezzo (ITA)||edit|
|Teams||3518||Germany (Beer, Müller, Rösken)||September 26, 2019||Tolmezzo (ITA)||edit|
- European 300 m Rifle Championships
- European Shooting Confederation
- International Shooting Sport Federation
- ISSF shooting events
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- "Historical Results". ISSF. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
- "Historical Results - European Championships". issf-sports.org. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
- "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 300M TOLMEZZO, ITA 22 SEP - 27 SEP 2019". issf-sports.org. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
- "Historical Results - European Championships". issf-sports.org. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "Schießen - Europameisterschaften Gewehrdisziplinen 300m" (in German). sport-komplett.de. Retrieved 14 June 2020.