The Olympics are under way and we firearms aficionados have a great deal to cheer about. The USA Olympic shooting team has numerous members who have won medals in past games. Kim Rhode, Ginny Thrasher, Vincent Hancock, Morgan Craft, Josh Richmond, Glenn Eller, Sarah Scherer and Corey Cogdell-Unrein are all capable of winning gold.
Kim Rhode is trying to win a medal in her SIXTH straight Olympic games. She first won at the Atlanta games in 1996. She has won gold in both the trap and skeet disciplines. Rhode is now a mother, yet still manages to practice daily and often she shoots a thousand clay targets per session. She is the face of American Olympic shooters and she is arguably one of our greatest Olympians of all time. She is a formidable competitor and no one should count her out.
All of the shooting events will be streamed on the NBC Olympics website; here’s a link:
In addition here is the shooting schedule for the RIO games:
Saturday, August 6 8:30 a.m.
10m Air Rifle Women 10:30 a.m.
Finals 10m Air Rifle Women 1:00 p.m.
10m Air Pistol Men 3:30 p.m.
Finals 10m Air Pistol Men
Sunday, August 7 9:00 a.m.
10m Air Pistol Women 9:00 a.m.
Trap Women 11:00 a.m.
Finals 10m Air Pistol Women 3:00 p.m.
Finals Trap Women
Monday, August 8 9:00 a.m.
10m Air Rifle Men 12:00 p.m.
Finals 10m Air Rifle Men
Tuesday, August 9 9:00 a.m.
25m Pistol Women Precision Stage 12:00 p.m.
25m Pistol Women Rapid Stage 3:30 p.m.
Finals 25m Pistol Women
Wednesday, August 10 9:00 a.m.
50m Pistol Men 9:00 a.m.
Double Trap Men 12:00 p.m.
Finals 50m Pistol Men 3:00 p.m.
Finals Double Trap Men
Thursday, August 11 9:00 a.m.
50m Rifle 3-Position Women 12:00 p.m.
Finals Rifle 3-Position Women
Friday, August 12 9:00 a.m.
50m Rifle Prone Men 9:00 a.m.
Skeet Women 10:30 a.m.
Skeet Men Day 1 11:00 a.m.
Finals 50m Rifle Prone Men 12:15 p.m.
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Stage 1 3:00 p.m.
Finals Skeet Women
Saturday, August 13 9:00 a.m.
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Stage 2 9:30 a.m.
Skeet Men Day 2 12:30 p.m.
Finals 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 3:00 p.m.
Finals Skeet Men
Sunday, August 14 9:00 a.m.
50m Rifle 3-Position Men 1:00 p.m.
Finals 50m Rifle 3-Position Men
As a competitive shotgunner, I really enjoy the clay target sports. Men’s trap and the double trap events are really fun. Targets traveling approximately 70 MPH are really challenging and take it from me, really, really FUN. Good luck to our team, GO USA!!!
Be safe and good shooting.