2012 Olympic Games shooting news
The 2012 ‘Inspire a Generation’ Olympic Games will be held in London from July 27 to August 12. Nearly 400 competitors from around the world will be competing for gold in 15 shooting events, including rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting. Read below for the latest news on the shooting events and the Australian Shooting Team at this year’s Olympic Games.
Shooting wrap up
11 August 2012 - It was a case of so near and yet so far for the Australian shooting team in Olympic action at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Yet again, it was the shotgun range that provided the highlights.
Round-up: Shooting competition hits the mark
7 August 2012 - The London 2012 Shooting competition was memorable for many reasons, but none more so than the exploits of Kimberly Rhode, who blasted her way into USA Olympic history at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Diamond hits the rough
7 August 2012 - Dual Olympic champion Michael Diamond has missed a medal in the trap shooting despite reaching the final with a perfect performance during the qualifying rounds.
Diamond leads heading into final
6 August 2012 - Australia’s Michael Diamond has equalled the world record and broken his own Olympic Record to lead the field heading into the final of the men’s trap competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Diamond perfect in hunt for 3rd gold
6 August 2012 - Michael Diamond was perfect as he took dead aim at a third Olympic men's trap shooting gold medal.
Fifth for Balogh in trap
5 August 2012 - Australian Suzanne Balogh has finished fifth in the final of the women’s trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks with a score of 87 out of a possible 100.
World record for gold medal-winning Rossi
4 August 2012 - Italy's Jessica Rossi smashed the world record as she claimed gold in the women's Trap Shooting this afternoon.
Balogh well placed into final
4 August 2012 - Australia’s Suzy Balogh has qualified for this afternoon’s final of the women’s trap competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Balogh, the Athens gold medallist in this event, posted a perfect final qualifying score of 25 for an overall score of 72.
Gray smashes record on way to Shooting gold
4 August 2012 - USA athlete Jamie Lynn Gray was the runaway winner of the women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions final and set an Olympic record.
Australia looking to Diamond and Vella
4 August 2012 - Michael Diamond is like no other shooter. While many shooters chose to arrive in London well ahead of the Olympics to familiarise themselves with the conditions and the range, Diamond left it until midway through the first week before checking into the athletes village.
Potent and Sampson miss final
3 August 2012 - It’s been a disappointing day for the Australians in action at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Beijing bronze medallist Warren Potent and compatriot Dane Sampson both failed to make the final of the 50 metre prone rifle competition.
Potent aiming for another medal
3 August 2012 - Warren Potent is almost the forgotten man of the Australian shooting team, and it’s a position he really enjoys. While Michael Diamond and Russell Mark get most of the headlines, the quietly-spoken Potent is happy to go about his business.
Russell misses Mark in final shootout
2 August 2012 - After six Olympics, Russell Mark has admitted these London Games have been his last.
Olympic spectators taught ABC of shooting
2 August 2012 - A goal in football needs no explaining. An ace in tennis speaks for itself. But is a 9.9 in air rifle good or bad? Shooting crowds at the Olympics are being given a crash course on the sport.
Pistol shooters miss final
2 August 2012 - Australia’s Lalita Yauhleuskaya has finished 17th and Hayley Chapman 34th in the women’s 25m pistol competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
One half of historic pair shoots on Wed
31 July 2012 - It will be hard to know whether David Chapman or his daughter Hayley Chapman will be the more nervous of the pair when the women's 25m air pistol at the London Olympics gets underway on Wednesday.
Perfect round for skeet shooters
31 July 2012 - A perfect third round of 25 has put Australiaís Keith Ferguson in a tie for 11th place, after three rounds of the menís skeet competition at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Nagged into another shot
30 July 2012 - When Clive Barton shoots for gold in the men’s skeet at the Olympics, he can thank teammate, good friend and Games rival Keith Ferguson.
Rhode shoots historic gold
29 July 2012 - Shooter Kimberly Rhode made Olympic Games history for the USA as she won gold in the women's Skeet. The 33-year-old set a new Olympic record in qualifying, with 74 hits out of 75, and went on to equal her own world record with a perfect 25 in the final for a total of 99 in front of a packed shotgun range at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Disappointing day on the range
29 July 2012 - Day 2 of the shooting program at the Royal Artillery Barracks was not a kind one for the Australian contingent. In the womenís 10 metre air pistol, Dina Aspandiyarova finished in 14th place with a score of 382, while Lalita Yauhleuskaya was back in 40th position with a score of 371.
Shooters miss finals
28 July 2012 - Australian shooter Robyn Van Nus said a slow start made it very difficult for her to reach the final of the women’s 10m air rifle on Saturday.
Aussies shooting for first gold of Games
28 July 2012 - There are three Australians in action on day one of the shooting program at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Vella back on Olympic range
22 July 2012 - Athens bronze medallist Adam Vella is back on the Olympic range and couldn't be happier. Russell Mark says the Royal Artillery Barracks won't provide a home team advantage.
Odd couple joins forces in London
21 July 2012 - Keith Ferguson and Clive Barton may not share too many things in common, but their love and passion for clay target shooting is one of them.
Family shoots for Olympic glory
20 July 2012 - David and Hayley Chapman arrive in London set to make Australian Olympic history as the first father/daughter to compete at the same Olympics but for them it is just like competing side by side at the Australia Cup competition.
London facilities on the Mark
20 July 2012 - Russell Mark has seen a bit in his time as an Olympian. The 48 year-old who takes to the range for the 6th time as an Olympian in London, believes the facilities in place in the English capital are the best he has experienced.
Record field targets Shooting medals
20 July 2012 - A record number of athletes are set to take part in the London 2012 Shooting competition.
Godward given Moonta send-off
17 July 2012 - A large crowd gathered to hear Moonta Olympian Will Godward speak at his send-off event at the Moonta Football Club on Friday night. The rifleman spoke about his experiences to this point and what he expects it will take for him to achieve his goals at the Olympics.
New venue gives Australian trap shooters massive advantage, says five-time Olympian Russell Mark
11 July 2012 - Five-time Olympian Russell Mark says London’s temporary trap shooting venue has handed Australia’s shooters a massive advantage ahead of the Games.
Potent warms up for London in style
10 July 2012 - 2008 Beijing Olympic Games bronze medallist Warren Potent has completed his preparations for London with a world class score to win the men’s 50m prone rifle at Australia Cup 3 in Brisbane.
Warren Potent is on target after a win at the last meet before the Olympics
10 July 2012 - Australian Warren Potent has his eye in less than a month out from his fourth Olympics with the veteran shooter winning the 50m prone rifle title at the Australia Cup in his last meet before the Games.
Hunter’s hidden Olympian on target for best Games
7 July 2012 - Introducing the Hunter Region’s best-kept sporting secret, Nukalba’s Daniel Repacholi, who, in a few weeks, will become a three-time Olympian. Repacholi, 30, will fly out on July 18 for the London Games, where he will contest the 10-metre and 50m pistol shooting events.
Godward to receive Olympic send-off
3 July 2012 - Olympian Will Godward will be farewelled from his hometown with a send-off at the Moonta Football Club on Friday, July 13.
Alethea Sedgman steals Chris Gulvin's heart - and Games spot
2 July 2012 - Alethea Sedgman and Chris Gulvin forged their relationship through the sport they loved and both have been vying for a hotly contested spot at the Games ever since.
Olympic quest going great guns for father-daughter team
19 June 2012 - A father-daughter combination unlike any other, David and Hayley Chapman bond over firing guns. Their unique relationship has produced a sporting first: an Australian father and daughter on the same Olympic team.
Now I think a lot of it, says Paralympian Jason Maroney
18 June 2012 - Jason Maroney says he is doing "everything he needs to" ahead of the shooting competition at the 2012 London Paralympics.
Godward’s shot at the Olympics
13 June 2012 - The dream Moonta’s Will Godward has been shooting for, competing at the Olympics, has come true.
17-person team announced
7 June 2012 - The Australian Olympic Team is proud to announce the names of the 17 athletes it will be sending to participate in the shooting events.
Shooters set sights on London gold
7 June 2012 - Michael Diamond and Russell Mark will headline the Australian shooting team at London’s Royal Artillery Barracks this July after the team of 17 athletes was announced today.
Lalita continues strong shooting form
29 May 2012 - Australia’s leading pistol shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya (Berwick, VIC) has continued her impressive international form in 2012 with another finals appearance at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany.
Munich last chance for Australian shooters
23 May 2012 - The ISSF Munich World Cup for pistol and rifle will commence this evening (May 23) and serves as the final opportunity for Australian athletes to push for selection for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Scanlan shoots new Australian record
21 May 2012 - Commonwealth Games gold medallist Laetisha Scanlan (Berwick, VIC) has broken her own Australian record in the women’s trap at Australia Cup 3 in Perth with a sizzling display.
Esposito nails top ten finish
14 May 2012 - Modern pentathlete Chloe Esposito has shone at her debut World Championship, finishing eighth in a world-class field in Rome, Italy.
London’s Olympic shooting venue hits the target
02 May 2012 - London’s Olympic shooting venue has successfully staged the ISSF World Cup, as preparations continue for this year’s Olympic Games.
Teenager steals the show in London
30 April 2012 - 19-year-old Joshua Collard has shown the future is bright in Australian shooting with an exceptional performance in the men’s trap at the 2012 London World Cup in Woolwich.
Trap stars in the mix in London
26 April 2012 - Australian record holder Laetisha Scanlan sits in a tie for seventh after the opening day of the women’s trap at the London World Cup, with Adam Vella and Michael Diamond in the men's competition.
Mark notches top ten finish on Olympic battleground
24 April 2012 - Five-time Olympian Russell Mark has finished in a tie for seventh in yesterday's men’s double trap at the London World Cup event.
Mark propels herself towards Olympics
23 April 2012 - Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lauryn Mark (Hoppers Crossing, VIC) produced a strong second day comeback to finish 21st in the women’s skeet at the 2012 London World Cup.
Yauhleuskaya finishes fifth in London
20 April 2012 - Australian pistol shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya (Berwick, VIC) has finished fifth in the women’s 10m air pistol final this afternoon on Day 1 of the 2012 London World Cup in Woolwich.
Marks give London tick of approval
17 April 2012 - Husband and wife shooting duo Russell and Lauryn Mark have both given the Royal Artillery Barracks the thumbs up after the first day of practice yesterday in London.
Olympic Board confirms Royal Artillery Barracks as Shooting venue in 2012
19 March 2012 - The Olympic Board has confirmed that Shooting for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will remain at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, south east London.
Esposito shocks & awes in Charlotte, USA
12 March 2012 - Modern pentathlete Chloe Esposito produced the biggest surprise of the first World Cup in North Carolina to qualify for the final and finish an impressive fifth. The pentathlon includes air pistol shooting.
Mark smashes Australian record
12 March 2012 - Five time Olympian Russell Mark has signaled his intentions ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games by breaking the Australian men’s double trap record yesterday at Australia Cup 2 in Lilydale, Victoria.