Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Olympic changes shooting events for 2020

International Olympic Committee decided to replace 3 events with 3 new ones in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympic

Dropped: Men's 50m Rifle Prone, Men's 50m Pistol, Men's Double Trap

Added: Trap Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Gender Team

The move is to make the game attractive for younger, urban, and female audience.

The total number of competitive shoots also got shrunk from 390 in Rio to 360

50m Pistol was part of Olympic games since 1896, 50m Rifle Prone since 1912, while Men's Double Trap started in 1996

From: Guns.com