To be honest there are only a few Olympic sports I can name from memory but that leads to one of my favorite parts of the games. Whenever I have a few free minutes I like to flip through the networks with Olympic programming and see what sports I know nothing about are on. So far in 2012 some of the most captivating sports I’ve watched are Archery and Shooting.
It seems like every day there was another contest for medals so I felt like the shooting had to be close to done. I was surprised to find out that there are a total of 15 shooting competitions that take place over 10 days in London. So I won’t be running out of shooting any time soon.
The 15 shooting events in 2012 are:
- Men’s 10m Air Rifle
- Men’s 50m Rifle Prone
- Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
- Men’s 50m Pistol
- Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
- Men’s 10m Air Pistol
- Men’s Trap
- Men’s Double Trap
- Men’s Skeet
- Women’s 10m Air Rifle
- Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
- Women’s 10m Air Pistol
- Women’s 25m Pistol
- Women’s Trap
- Women’s Skeet
The draw to shooting I think is its simplicity. No matter how elaborate the guns or the eye wear and blinders get the goal is the same. Shoot more targets or hit the middle more often than the other shooter.
I’m sure as the Olympics continue to roll on I will find myself in front of the TV captivated by another shooting event because chances are there is a gold medal on the line.
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