Competitive target shooting is a sport that demands exceptional concentration and a strong mental approach. Olympic shooting events are split into three categories: Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle.
In Rifle and Pistol events, competitors aim at a 10-ring target from a set distance (10m, 25m or 50m). Depending on the event, competitors are required to shoot from standing, kneeling or prone (lying down) positions.
In Shotgun events, competitors shoot at moving clay targets launched above and in front of them.
For further information on how to get involved in shooting, visit British Shooting.