TOKYO (AP) — Admit it: Hearing about air rifle at the Olympics conjures up images of athletes firing wooden-stocked, pump-action BB guns at ominous cowboys and targets that spin when hit.
TOKYO (AP) — Abdullah Al-Rashidi pulled a Kuwaiti flag from his pocket and draped it over his shoulders, a huge smile beaming beneath his bristly mustache.
The 58-year-old seven-time Olympian wrapped the black, red, green and white cloth around his face, kissed the corner and raised his arms before waving to the crowd.
TOKYO (AP) — The teenager just couldn't stay still. He was constantly moving around and applauding his older South Korean teammates on good arrow shots (of which there were many).
In turn, the veterans fed off 17-year-old Kim Je-deok’s youthful spirit — and relied even more on his clutch arrow shooting (of which there was plenty).
TOKYO (AP) — Amber English erased the disappointment of barely missing the two previous Olympics by winning a gold medal.
Vincent Hancock made history about an hour later, becoming the first skeet shooter to win three golds.
TOKYO (AP) — The longest tenure in Olympic history came to a close with Nina Salukvadze's retirement announcement.
A new era in shooting may be taking off with Vitalina Batsarashkina's second straight medal.
BEIJING (AP) — China will send 431 athletes to the Tokyo Games as part of a 777-member delegation, its largest at an Olympics outside China, the official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday.
The team includes 298 female athletes, more than twice the 133 male competitors.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: South Korea’s Jongoh Jin overcame shooting’s version of a shank to rally in men’s 50-meter pistol to become the first shooter in Olympic history to earn gold in the same discipline three straight Olympics.
The Needville Ladies Shooting Team won fifth place in both Trap and Sporting Clays events at the AG Clays State Shooting Competition in San Antonio.
Students on the Needville High School FFA Shooting Team also attended the AG Clays State Shooting event in San Antonio.