Shooting at the Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
Governing bodyISSF
Events15 (men: 9; women: 6)
Games

Shooting sports have been included at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics, except at the 1904 and 1928 games.

Events[edit]

Men's[edit]

Men's Shooting was one of the nine events at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, in 1896. In the Paris Games in 1900, live pigeons were used as moving targets. After the 1900 games, the pigeons were replaced with clay targets. In 1907, the International Shooting Sport Federation came into existence and brought some standardizations to the sport. Shooting events were held in 1908, 1912, 1920 and 1924.

When shooting was reintroduced in 1932, it consisted of only two events. From this, the number of events have increased steadily until reaching the 2000–2004 maximum of seventeen events. The 2008 games had only fifteen. Events marked as "Men's" were actually open events from 1968 until 1980 (and in shotgun events until 1992). Two women won medals in such mixed events: Margaret Murdock, silver in Rifle 3 positions (1976) and Zhang Shan, gold in Skeet (1992).

Events on the current program are listed at the top.

Current program
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
air pistol X X X X X X X X X 9
air rifle X X X X X X X X X X 10
rapid fire pistol X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
rifle three positions X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 18
skeet X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
trap X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Past events
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
double trap X X X X X X 6
25 meter military pistol X 1
30 meter military pistol X 1
30 meter military pistol, team X X 2
200 meter military rifle X 1
300 meter military rifle; prone, individual X 1
300 meter military rifle; prone, team X 1
300 meter military rifle; standing, individual X 1
300 meter military rifle; standing, team X 1
300 meter military rifle, three positions X 1
600 meter military rifle; prone, individual X 1
600 meter military rifle; prone, team X 1
300 and 600 meter military rifle; prone, team X 1
disappearing target small-bore rifle X 1
moving target small-bore rifle X 1
stationary target small-bore rifle X 1
300 meter rifle kneeling X 1
300 meter rifle prone X 1
300 meter rifle standing X 1
300 meter rifle three positions X X X X X X X X X X 12
300 meter rifle, team X X X X 4
600 meter rifle X X 2
1000 yard rifle, prone X 1
100 metre running deer; single shot, individual X X X X 4
100 metre running deer; double shot, individual X X X X 4
100 metre running deer; single shots, team X X X X 4
100 metre running deer; double shots, team X X 2
100 metre running deer; single/double shots X X 2
10 meter running target X X X X 4
50 meter running target X X X X X 5
pistol X X X
[1]
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
pistol, team X X
[1]
X X 4
25 meter rifle, individual X 1
25 meter rifle, team X 1
50 meter rifle, team X X 2
rifle prone X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Events 5 9 15 18 21 10 2 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 6
  • a b 50 yards.

Women's[edit]

Current program
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
air pistol X X X X X X X X X 9
air rifle X X X X X X X X X X 10
pistol X X X X X X X X X X 10
rifle three positions X X X X X X X X X X 10
skeet X X X X X X 6
trap X X X X X X 6
Past events
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
double trap X X X 3
Events 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 4 5 7 7 6 6 6 6

Mixed[edit]

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
air pistol, team X 1
air rifle, team X 1
trap, team X X X X X 5
Events 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Nations[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
 Albania (ALB)     4 2 2 1 1 1 6
 Algeria (ALG)     1 1 2
 Andorra (AND)     2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
 Angola (ANG)     1 1 1 3
 Argentina (ARG)   8   2 5 12 7 4 7 8 4 5 6 6 3 2 6 4 3 1 2 5 20
 Armenia (ARM)     1 1 1 1 1 1 6
 Australasia (ANZ)   1   1
 Australia (AUS)     6 12 7 8 3 4 6 2 9 12 7 16 23 21 17 17 18 17
 Austria (AUT)   7 6   3 3 3 5 3 5 7 8 8 10 11 5 3 4 5 3 4 5 20
 Azerbaijan (AZE)     2 2 2 1 1 1 6
 Bahrain (BRN)     4 1 1 1 1 5
 Bangladesh (BAN)     1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
 Barbados (BAR)     1 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
 Belarus (BLR)     10 12 9 8 9 4 6
 Belgium (BEL) 11   10 24 14   3 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 5 3 6 6 4 4 1 1 1 1 22
 Belize (BIZ)     2 1 2 3
 Bhutan (BHU)     1 1 2
 Bolivia (BOL)     2 6 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 9
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)     1 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
 Brazil (BRA)   5 1   6 4 7 8 4 3 2 4 8 5 8 4 2 1 1 2 2 9 20
 British West Indies (BWI)     2 1
 Brunei (BRU)     1 1 2
 Bulgaria (BUL)     1 6 5 4 6 5 7 11 6 13 9 6 3 4 4 3 16
 Canada (CAN)   22 3 7 6   4 5 7 6 10 10 11 17 13 12 9 9 2 4 2 2 20
 Chile (CHI)   2   3 4 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 19
 China (CHN)     17 20 20 24 21 26 24 23 22 9
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)     1 3 6 8 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 1 3 4 14
 Colombia (COL)     3 3 1 10 3 14 3 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 14
 Costa Rica (CRC)     5 1 1 6 3 1 1 1 8
 Croatia (CRO)     4 4 2 1 4 5 7 7
 Cuba (CUB)     7 2 8 8 4 5 5 3 6 8 3 4 7 13
 Czech Republic (CZE)     17 9 8 13 10 5 6
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)   8 18   7 6 4 9 4 8 8 10 11 14 17 13
 Cyprus (CYP)     4 1 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 9
 Denmark (DEN) 3 5   10 14 15 7   6 7 5 2 4 2 6 7 7 4 3 6 7 8 4 5 1 5 3 25
 Dominican Republic (DOM)     3 2 1 1 1 1 6
 East Germany (GDR)     9 9 11 13 15 5
 Ecuador (ECU)     4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
 Egypt (EGY)   1   1 6 6 2 9 2 5 2 8 5 9 7 12 14
 El Salvador (ESA)     8 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
 Estonia (EST)     3 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
 Fiji (FIJ)     1 1 1 1 4
 Finland (FIN)   9 19 9 15   8 12 11 4 8 8 9 10 4 9 10 9 8 6 7 6 8 4 2 23
 France (FRA) 1 33   20 19 17 22   8 12 9 5 7 4 8 13 10 15 19 17 13 12 8 13 14 11 24
 Georgia (GEO)     3 2 1 1 1 2 6
 Germany (GER)   1 11   1 9 6 18 22 20 20 18 17 15 12
 Great Britain (GBR) 2 1   67 38 7 22   12 12 6 10 8 10 14 13 18 8 7 5 6 6 5 11 6 23
 Greece (GRE) 50   7 9 9 7   8 7 6 2 7 4 7 5 4 3 5 2 3 3 2 11 1 3 2 24
 Guatemala (GUA)     3 9 1 5 5 4 1 3 4 3 1 1 2 2 14
 Haiti (HAI)   5   1
 Honduras (HON)     1 1
 Hong Kong (HKG)     3 5 3 1 6 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13
 Hungary (HUN)   2 10 7   3 8 4 6 5 10 8 6 9 7 14 15 18 10 7 8 5 3 8 21
 Iceland (ISL)     1 1 1 3
 India (IND)     2 2 3 2 2 4 3 4 8 1 2 2 3 8 9 11 12 17
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)     8 6 2
 Indonesia (INA)     1 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
 Iran (IRI)     3 1 4 4 1 1 1 3 5 8
 Iraq (IRQ)     1 1 1 3
 Ireland (IRL)     3 4 1 4 2 3 3 1 1 1 10
 Israel (ISR)     4 2 3 4 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 15
 Italy (ITA) 1   10 14   6 9 6 8 5 9 5 7 11 13 10 12 13 13 15 15 13 15 15 14 23
 Jamaica (JAM)     1 1 2
 Japan (JPN)     1 6 8 10 6 6 11 15 14 11 9 9 9 5 4 8 16
 Jordan (JOR)     4 7 1 1 1 5
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)     5 6 4 6 3 5 6
 Kenya (KEN)     2 3 4 3 9 2 1 2 1 9
 Kosovo (KOS)     1 1
 Kuwait (KUW)     2 2 5 5 3 4 6
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)     2 2 1 1 1 5
 Laos (LAO)     6 1
 Latvia (LAT)     3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 8
 Lebanon (LIB)     2 3 3 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 12
 Liechtenstein (LIE)     3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 9
 Lithuania (LTU)     1 1 1 1 1 1 6
 Luxembourg (LUX)     4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 11
 Macedonia (MKD)     1 1 1 1 1 5
 Malaya (MAL)     3 2 2
 Malaysia (MAS)     7 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 12
 Malta (MLT)     2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 12
 Mexico (MEX)   2   5 5 9 4 3 6 5 11 10 6 2 8 3 1 1 1 1 4 4 2 21
 Moldova (MDA)     2 1 1 1 1 5
 Monaco (MON)   4   6 4 6 6 2 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 15
 Mongolia (MGL)     3 3 4 4 2 3 2 2 3 1 3 2 3 13
 Montenegro (MNE)     1 1 2
 Morocco (MAR)     4 1 1 3
 Myanmar (MYA)     2 1 1 1 4
 Namibia (NAM)     1 1 1 1 1 1 6
 Nepal (NEP)     1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
 Netherlands (NED) 7   17 1 15 11   4 4 1 3 2 4 4 5 4 2 3 3 1 18
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)     1 1 1 1 1 1 6
 New Zealand (NZL)     2 4 4 3 4 3 2 7 2 4 1 3 12
 Nicaragua (NCA)     1 1 1 1 1 1 6
 North Korea (PRK)     3 6 11 9 1 1 3 6 1 4 10
 Norway (NOR) 5   13 28 16 13   4 9 9 5 6 3 4 7 4 7 6 7 7 5 5 7 6 4 23
 Oman (OMA)     8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 9
 Pakistan (PAK)     1 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 2 9
 Panama (PAN)     1 1 1 3
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)     1 2 2
 Paraguay (PAR)     1 1 6 1 1 5
 Peru (PER)     1 9 8 10 9 5 2 7 7 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 17
 Philippines (PHI)     2 3 3 5 7 9 8 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 16
 Poland (POL)   7   6 2 2 7 6 11 13 12 12 6 12 10 5 5 6 4 5 17
 Portugal (POR)   5 8   4 6 5 4 9 4 5 1 5 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 18
 Puerto Rico (PUR)     2 5 3 4 3 9 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 17
 Qatar (QAT)     4 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 8
 Romania (ROU) 1   5   4 4 4 9 9 12 10 7 5 6 3 5 4 3 2 4 2 1 20
 Russia (RUS)     19 21 24 22 22 18 6
 Russian Empire (RU1)   26   1
 Saar (SAA)     2 1
 San Marino (SMR)     4 2 6 7 10 10 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 14
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)     6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
 Senegal (SEN)     2 1
 Serbia (SRB)     5 8 9 3
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)     7 6 3 3
 Singapore (SIN)     1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 11
 Slovakia (SVK)     3 3 3 7 7 5 6
 Slovenia (SLO)     1 1 3 1 1 3 2 7
 South Africa (RSA)   8 7 7   1 2 5 2 2 3 1 2 1 12
 South Korea (KOR)     2 3 10 2 5 5 18 22 12 14 8 16 14 13 17 15
 South Vietnam (VNM)     3 2 2
 Soviet Union (URS)     11 11 10 10 12 14 13 14 23 9
 Spain (ESP)   7 1   5 6 4 8 5 12 9 9 8 11 8 15 6 4 4 7 8 6 20
 Sri Lanka (SRI)     2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 11
 Sudan (SUD)     3 1
 Swaziland (SWZ)     1 1
 Sweden (SWE)   19 63 29 19   3 7 11 10 8 9 6 9 10 11 8 14 15 7 3 6 8 2 4 3 24
 Switzerland (SUI) 1 9   15 7   7 9 10 8 10 8 5 9 9 8 7 3 5 8 7 4 20
 Syria (SYR)     2 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
 Tajikistan (TJK)     1 1 1 3
 Thailand (THA)     6 10 11 10 12 17 3 2 3 2 2 5 4 6 13
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)     2 1 1 1 1 5
 Tunisia (TUN)     2 1 1 3
 Turkey (TUR)     3 4 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 5 4 12
 Turkmenistan (TKM)     1 1 1 1 4
 Ukraine (UKR)     9 6 11 12 8 5 6
 Unified Team (EUN)     22 1
 United Team of Germany (EUA)     2 10 10 3
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)     1 2 2 2 3 3 6
 United Arab Republic (UAR)     3 1
 United States (USA) 3   17 26 29 21   6 6 12 6 8 9 10 12 14 14 20 24 21 25 28 21 22 20 20 24
 Uruguay (URU)     3 1 1 1 1 5
 Uzbekistan (UZB)     1 3 2 2 1 1 5
 Venezuela (VEN)     7 9 6 4 5 2 2 5 2 1 1 1 1 13
 Vietnam (VIE)     7 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 9
 Virgin Islands (ISV)     6 4 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 9
 West Germany (FRG)     12 14 12 18 18 5
 Yugoslavia (YUG)     1 6 1 6 4 2 5 3 6 6 10
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)     1 2 8 3 2 1 1 7
No. of nations 7 8 0 14 16 18 27 0 10 29 28 41 37 59 51 62 71 60 38 68 66 83 100 103 106 103 108 97
No. of shooters 61 72 0 215 284 234 258 0 41 141 188 218 156 313 262 351 397 344 239 460 396 407 419 408 390 390 390 390
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

Medal table[edit]

Updated after 2016 Olympics

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)542927110
2 China (CHN)22151956
3 Soviet Union (URS)17151749
4 Italy (ITA)16151142
5 Sweden (SWE)15241857
6 Great Britain (GBR)13151846
7 Norway (NOR)1381132
8 Germany (GER)109524
9 France (FRA)9141033
10 Russia (RUS)7131131
11 South Korea (KOR)78116
12 Hungary (HUN)73717
13 Switzerland (SUI)66921
14 Romania (ROM)64515
15 Unified Team (EUN)5218
16 Australia (AUS)51511
17 Finland (FIN)471021
18 Bulgaria (BUL)46616
19 Greece (GRE)44412
20 West Germany (FRG)44311
21 Poland (POL)43512
22 Canada (CAN)4329
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)4329
24 Ukraine (UKR)4228
25 Denmark (DEN)310518
26 East Germany (GDR)38516
27 Yugoslavia (YUG)3126
28 Czech Republic (CZE)2349
29 Croatia (CRO)2013
30 Belgium (BEL)1438
31 Austria (AUT)1258
32 Belarus (BLR)1247
33 Japan (JPN)1236
34 Brazil (BRA)1214
 India (IND)1214
36 Peru (PER)1203
37 Independent Olympic Participants (IOP)1135
38 Vietnam (VIE)1102
39 Cuba (CUB)1034
40 Azerbaijan (AZE)1023
 North Korea (PRK)1023
 Slovenia (SLO)1023
43 United Team of Germany (EUA)1012
44 Lithuania (LTU)1001
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)1001
46 Slovakia (SVK)0235
47 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0213
 Spain (ESP)0213
49 Colombia (COL)0202
50 Mongolia (MGL)0112
 Netherlands (NED)0112
 New Zealand (NZL)0112
 Serbia (SRB)0112
54 Argentina (ARG)0101
 Chile (CHI)0101
 Latvia (LAT)0101
 Mexico (MEX)0101
 Moldova (MDA)0101
 Portugal (POR)0101
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)0101
 South Africa (RSA)0101
62 Kuwait (KUW)0022
63 Georgia (GEO)0011
 Haiti (HAI)0011
 Qatar (QAT)0011
 Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (66 nations)273273271817

See also[edit]

References[edit]