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Shooting was part of the first modern Olympics in 1896. In that occasion, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French pistol champion, introduced five events: three by pistol and one by musket.
Shooting consists in testing precision and velocity in manipulation a weapon of fire of compressed air. For the protection of the athletes, they were goggled and ear plugs. The Olympic Games use three weapons: pistol, rifle, and musket. In the 10m competitions, arms use air, while in the longer distances of 25m and 50m they use conventional weapons. The event for the musket is the only one that includes moving targets.
They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games
Stars that made history in the Olympic Games
25 m pistol champion in Guadalajara in 2011, comes as a hope of rebirth of the sport, due to the fact she is the first woman in the sport since Barcelona 1992.
Twice Olympic champion, she pulled away for two seasons after the gold in Beijing 2008, but soon returned and secured a place at London's rifle three positions.
Carl Osburn is among the top medalists in Olympic Games history, with 11 total medals. The athlete has five gold, four silver, and two bronze medals.
She won gold in Atlanta 1996 as the youngest athlete in the US delegation. The second gold came in Athens. Sheadded bronze in Sydney and silver in Beijing.