Hunting Shooting and Archery at the Olympics

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The Olympics is just around the corner!

Here’s a bit more information about your favourite sports


Australia has been competing in the Archery Olympic event since 1972, making this year our 40th anniversary.

Recurve events are the only style contested at the Olympic Games. The semi-finals winners compete for the gold and silver medals in the final, and the semi-final losers then compete for the bronze.

Making her Olympic Debut in the Archery team is Elisa Barnard who is only 19 years old. In 2011 she won gold in both the individual and team events at the Australian Open and won three gold medals at the New Zealand National Championships.


Donald MacKintosh won the first Australian gold medal in shooting in Paris 1900. Over 100 years later Suzy Balogh became the first Australian woman to win a gold medal in Olympic shooting in Athens 2004.

Olympic shooting consists of 15 events across the rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines.

This year’s youngest team member is 18 year old Alethea Sedgman from Victoria. She has already competed for Australia at the World Championship in Munich in 2010 and won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.

If you want to make it to the next Olympics you better get the right equipment

75 LBS Compound Bow

BSA AR 3-12x44 Air Gun Scope

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