Shooting at the Summer Olympics


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.

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

Summary


Games Year Events Best Nation
118965 Greece
219009 Switzerland
3
4190815 Great Britain
5191218 Sweden
6
7192021 United States
8192410 United States
9
1019322 Italy
1119363 Germany
12
13
1419484 United States
1519527 Norway
1619567 Soviet Union
1719606 Soviet Union
1819646 United States
1919687 Soviet Union
2019728 United States
Games Year Events Best Nation
2119767 East Germany
2219807 Soviet Union
23198411 United States
24198813 Soviet Union
25199213 Unified Team
26199615 Russia
27200017 China
28200417 China
29200815 China
30201215 South Korea
31201615 Italy
32202015

Events


Shooting was one of the nine events at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, in 1896. Early competitions included some events now regarded as unusual, such as live pigeon shooting in 1900; dueling in 1906 and 1908; and numerous events restricted to military weapons. 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 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 nominally open events from 1968 until 1980 (and in shotgun events until 1992), although very few women competed in them. For instance, only five women competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, while the next Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, which introduced women-only events, featured 77 female competitors. Two women won medals in 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.

Men's

Current program
Event9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
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 (details) 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 X 26
rifle three positions (details) 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 (details) 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
Event9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
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
six-distance team military rifle X 1
disappearing target small-bore rifle X 1
moving target small-bore rifle X 1
300 meter rifle three positions (details) X X X X X X X X X X X 11
300 metre free rifle (details) X 1
300 meter rifle kneeling (details) X 1
300 meter rifle prone (details) X 1
300 meter rifle standing (details) X 1
300 meter rifle, team (details) X X X X 4
600 meter rifle (details) X 1
600 meter rifle prone (details) X 1
1000 yard rifle (details) X 1
50 metre rifle prone (details) X[5] X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
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
25 meter rifle, individual X 1
25 meter rifle, team X 1
50 metre rifle X X 2
50 meter rifle, team prone X X 2
50 meter rifle, team standing X 1
pistol (details) X X X
[6]
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
pistol, team (details) X X
[6]
X X 4
25 meter military pistol X 1
rapid fire pistol, team (details) X[3] X[4] 2
double trap (details) X X X X X X 6
trap, team (details) X X X X 4
Total5915182110255666677778991010109996
  • a Muzzle-loading pistols.
  • a 20 metres, military pistols, professionals.
  • a 30 metres, dueling pistols.
  • a b 30 metres, military pistols.
  • a 50 and 100 yards, miniature rifles.
  • a b 50 yards.

Women's

Current program
Event9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
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 (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
skeet X X X X X X 6
trap (details) X X X X X X 6
Past events
Event9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
double trap (details) X X X 3
Total00000000000000000003445776666

Mixed

Event9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
air pistol, team X 1
air rifle, team X 1
trap, team (details) X 1
Total00000000000000000000000000003

Nations


Nation9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
 Albania (ALB)  4221116
 Algeria (ALG)  112
 Andorra (AND)  2221111119
 Angola (ANG)  1113
 Argentina (ARG) 8 2512747845663264312520
 Armenia (ARM)  1111116
 Australasia (ANZ) 1 1
 Australia (AUS)  612783462912716232117171817
 Austria (AUT) 76 3335357881011534534520
 Azerbaijan (AZE)  2221116
 Bahrain (BRN)  411115
 Bangladesh (BAN)  11111117
 Barbados (BAR)  12111117
 Belarus (BLR)  101298946
 Belgium (BEL)11 102414 33423136536644111122
 Belize (BIZ)  2123
 Bhutan (BHU)  112
 Bolivia (BOL)  2614111129
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)  11211117
 Brazil (BRA) 51 64784324858421122920
 British West Indies (BWI)  21
 Brunei (BRU)  112
 Bulgaria (BUL)  16546571161396344316
 Canada (CAN) 22376 457610101117131299242220
 Chile (CHI) 2 34232342341212111119
 China (CHN)  1720202421262423229
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)  1368133221213414
 Colombia (COL)  331103143223311114
 Costa Rica (CRC)  511631118
 Croatia (CRO)  44214577
 Cuba (CUB)  728845536834713
 Czech Republic (CZE)  1798131056
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 818 76494881011141713
 Cyprus (CYP)  4123323329
 Denmark (DEN)35 1014157 675242677436784515325
 Dominican Republic (DOM)  3211116
 East Germany (GDR)  991113155
 Ecuador (ECU)  4211111119
 Egypt (EGY) 1 1662925285971214
 El Salvador (ESA)  841111118
 Estonia (EST)  32111117
 Fiji (FIJ)  11114
 Finland (FIN) 919915 8121148891049109867684223
 France (FRA)133 20191722 8129574813101519171312813141124
 Georgia (GEO)  3211126
 Germany (GER) 111 1961822202018171512
 Great Britain (GBR)21 6738722 121261081014131887566511623
 Greece (GRE)50 7997 8762747543523321113224
 Guatemala (GUA)  3915541343112214
 Haiti (HAI) 5 1
 Honduras (HON)  11
 Hong Kong (HKG)  353167111111113
 Hungary (HUN) 2107 38465108697141518107853821
 Iceland (ISL)  1113
 India (IND)  223224348122389111217
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)  862
 Indonesia (INA)  11211117
 Iran (IRI)  3144111358
 Iraq (IRQ)  1113
 Ireland (IRL)  341423311110
 Israel (ISR)  42342132332231115
 Italy (ITA)1 1014 6968595711131012131315151315151423
 Jamaica (JAM)  112
 Japan (JPN)  16810661115141199954816
 Jordan (JOR)  471115
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)  5646356
 Kenya (KEN)  2343921219
 Kosovo (KOS)  11
 Kuwait (KUW)  2255346
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)  221115
 Laos (LAO)  61
 Latvia (LAT)  322211118
 Lebanon (LIB)  23313441111112
 Liechtenstein (LIE)  3222111119
 Lithuania (LTU)  1111116
 Luxembourg (LUX)  4111111232111
 Macedonia (MKD)  111115
 Malaya (MAL)  322
 Malaysia (MAS)  71211111211112
 Malta (MLT)  21122111111212
 Mexico (MEX) 2 559436511106283111144221
 Moldova (MDA)  211115
 Monaco (MON) 4 6466244411111115
 Mongolia (MGL)  334423223132313
 Montenegro (MNE)  112
 Morocco (MAR)  4113
 Myanmar (MYA)  21114
 Namibia (NAM)  1111116
 Nepal (NEP)  11111117
 Netherlands (NED)7 1711511 441324454233118
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)  1111116
 New Zealand (NZL)  24434327241312
 Nicaragua (NCA)  1111116
 North Korea (PRK)  3611911361410
 Norway (NOR)5 13281613 49956347476775576423
 Oman (OMA)  8111111129
 Pakistan (PAK)  1244111129
 Panama (PAN)  1113
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)  122
 Paraguay (PAR)  116115
 Peru (PER)  19810952773232111217
 Philippines (PHI)  233579882121111116
 Poland (POL) 7 6227611131212612105564517
 Portugal (POR) 58 4654945152443222118
 Puerto Rico (PUR)  2534398822222111117
 Qatar (QAT)  411122328
 Romania (ROU)1 5 4449912107563543242120
 Russia (RUS)  1921242222186
 Russian Empire (RU1) 26 1
 Saar (SAA)  21
 San Marino (SMR)  426710102222211314
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)  611111118
 Senegal (SEN)  21
 Serbia (SRB)  5893
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)  7633
 Singapore (SIN)  1111111111211
 Slovakia (SVK)  3337756
 Slovenia (SLO)  11311327
 South Africa (RSA) 877 12522312112
 South Korea (KOR)  23102551822121481614131715
 South Vietnam (VNM)  322
 Soviet Union (URS)  1111101012141314239
 Spain (ESP) 71 56485129981181564478620
 Sri Lanka (SRI)  212122111111
 Sudan (SUD)  31
 Swaziland (SWZ)  11
 Sweden (SWE) 19632919 3711108969101181415736824324
 Switzerland (SUI)19 157 79108108599873587420
 Syria (SYR)  241111118
 Tajikistan (TJK)  1113
 Thailand (THA)  610111012173232254613
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)  211115
 Tunisia (TUN)  2113
 Turkey (TUR)  34322112115412
 Turkmenistan (TKM)  11114
 Ukraine (UKR)  961112856
 Unified Team (EUN)  221
 United Team of Germany (EUA)  210103
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)  1222336
 United Arab Republic (UAR)  31
 United States (USA)3 17262921 66126891012141420242125282122202024
 Uruguay (URU)  311115
 Uzbekistan (UZB)  1322115
 Venezuela (VEN)  796452252111113
 Vietnam (VIE)  7111111229
 Virgin Islands (ISV)  6431112119
 West Germany (FRG)  12141218185
 Yugoslavia (YUG)  161642536610
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)  12832117
No. of nations780141618270102928413759516271603868668310010310610310897
No. of shooters61720215284234258041141188218156313262351397344239460396407419408390390390390
Year9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620

Medal table


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

Multi-participation men


Afanasijs Kuzmins with nine participations is the recordman in this special classification.[1]

#AthleteCountryEditionsEvent
9Afanasijs Kuzmins Latvia  Soviet Union1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Pistol
8Francisco Boza Peru1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2016Shotgun
8Rajmond Debevec Slovenia  Yugoslavia1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Rifle
7François Lafortune Jr. Belgium1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976Rifle
7Giovanni Pellielo Italy1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016Shotgun
7Ralf Schumann Germany  East Germany1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Pistol
7Ragnar Skanaker Sweden1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996Pistol
6Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016Shotgun
6Fehaid Aldeehani Kuwait1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016Shotgun
6Abdullah Alrashidi Kuwait1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016Shotgun
6Sorin Babii Romania1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004Pistol
6Andrea Benelli Italy1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008Shotgun
6Michael Diamond Australia1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Shotgun
6Franck Dumoulin France1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Pistol
6Thomas Farnik Austria1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Rifle
6Juan Giha Peru1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000Shotgun
6Juha Hirvi Finland1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008Rifle
6Tanyu Kiriakov Bulgaria1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008Pistol
6Kanstantsin Lukashyk Belarus  Unified Team1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Pistol
6Russell Mark Australia1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012Shotgun
6Sergei Martynov Belarus  Soviet Union1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Rifle
6William McMillan United States1952, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976Pistol
6Emil Milev United States  Bulgaria1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016Pistol
6Stevan Pletikosic Serbia  Serbia and Montenegro  Yugoslavia1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2016Rifle
6John Primrose Canada1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992Shotgun
6Adam Smelczynski Poland1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976Shotgun
6Harald Stenvaag Norway1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004Rifle
6Eric Swinkels Netherlands1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996Shotgun
6Guillermo Alfredo Torres Cuba1980, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012Shotgun
6Yifu Wang China1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004Pistol

See also


References


  1. "Multi-participation men at the Olympic Games". issf-sports.org. Retrieved 31 May 2020.