Paris 2024: history, athletes, program of events, shooting at the Olympic Games

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on June 18th, 2024 at 10:55 a.m.
Three different types of shooting events exist at the Olympic Games, in addition to archery: rifle, pistol and shotgun. Discover their history, the best athletes and the program of these Paris 2024 Games!

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are undoubtedly the most eagerly awaited sporting event in France, and an opportunity to expand your knowledge of many of the sports on the bill. Sortir à Paris invites you to take a look at some of the lesser-known disciplines, so you can learn all you need to know! How about a closer look at shooting sports?

A brief history

Sport shooting has been practiced for several centuries in Europe, ever since the invention of firearms in the early 15th century, following the great popularity of archery . Shooting guilds were formed in many countries, organizing competitions and establishing rules. With the Industrial Revolution, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded to promote rifle shooting. In 1907, it was the turn of the Fédération Internationale de Tir Sportif to govern and standardize the rules of shooting competitions worldwide.

Shooting events are divided between rifle and pistol, in shooting ranges where athletes must hit targets at distances of 10, 25 and 50 meters, kneeling, prone or standing. The aim is to get as close as possible to the center of the target to score maximum points. Rifle events, on the other hand, take place outdoors, and are more a question of speed with targets projected into the air, requiring great concentration and reflexes.

Shooting at the 2024 Olympic Games

  • Châteauroux National Shooting Center
  • from July 27 to August 5
  • between 500 and 3500 places
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In the history of the Olympic Games

Shooting was present at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, except in 1904 and 1928. The United States is by far the country with the most Olympic medals, followed by China and Russia, along with Italy. The 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico marked a turning point with the introduction of 50-meter pistol shooting and 50-meter rifle shooting for women.

Our French athletes

The French did particularly well in the 10m discipline, with Philippe Héberlé, gold medallist in 1984, Nicolas Berthelot and then Franck Badiou, silver medallists in 1988 and 1992, Jean-Pierre Amat, bronze medallist in 1996, and Christine Chuard, vice-world champion in 1994!

For Paris 2024, 340 athletes have been selected with numerous events and plenty of medal chances. In pistol, we can count on Clément Bessaguet and Jean Quiquampoix, as well as Camille Jedrzejewski. On the rifle side, Océanne Muller is one of the elite in her discipline at just 21 years of age, while Manon Herbulot could well make a splash!

The program at the Paris Olympics

Saturday, July 27

  • 09:00 - Air rifle 10 m - mixed, qualif.
  • 10:30 - Air rifle 10 m - mixed, bronze 🥇
  • 10:30 - Air pistol 10 m - mixed, qualification
  • 11:00 - Air rifle 10 m - mixed, gold 🥇
  • 12:30 - 10 m air pistol - female, qualification
Sunday, July 28th
  • 09:15 - 10 m air rifle - women, qualif.
  • 09:30 - Air pistol 10 m - men, final 🥇
  • 11:15 - Air rifle 10 m - men, final Qualification
  • 12:00 - 10 m air pistol - women, final 🥇
Monday July 29th
  • 09:00 - Pit - hom. qualif. - day 1
  • 09:15 - Air pistol 10 m - mixed, qualif.
  • 09:30 - Air rifle 10 m - women, final 🥇
  • 12:00 - Air rifle 10 m - men, final 🥇
Tuesday, July 30
  • Fosse - hom., qualif. - day 2
  • Pit - women, qualif. - day 1
  • 09:30 - 10 m air pistol - mixed, bronze 🥇
  • 10:00 - Air pistol 10 m - mixed, gold 🥇
  • 15:30 - Olympic pit - men, final 🥇
Wednesday, July 31st
  • 09:00 - Rifle 50 m 3 pos. - men, qualif.
  • 09:00 - Women's pit, qualif. - day 2
  • 15:30 - Women's Olympic pit, final 🥇
Thursday, August 1st
  • 09:30 - Rifle 50 m 3 pos. - men, final 🥇
  • 12:00 - Rifle 50 m 3 pos. - women, qualif.
Friday, August 2nd
  • 09:00 - Skeet - men, qualification - day 1
  • 09:00 - 25 m pistol - women, precision qualifier
  • 09:30 - Rifle 50 m 3 pos. - women, final 🥇
Saturday, August 3rd
  • Skeet - men, qualification - day 2
  • Skeet - women, qualification - day 1
  • 09:30 - 25 m pistol - women, final 🥇
  • 15:30 - Skeet - men, final 🥇
Sunday August 4th
  • 09:00 - Pistolet Rapide 25 m - h. qual 1ère étap
  • 09:30 - Skeet - women, qualification - day 2
  • 15:30 - Skeet - women, final 🥇
Monday, August 5th
  • 09:00 - Skeet - mixed team, qualif.
  • 09:30 - 25 m rapid pistol - men, final 🥇
  • 15:00 - Skeet - mixed team, gold 🥇

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From July 27th, 2024 to August 5th, 2024

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