Coach a group of refugee athletes who just started a new sport, and help them qualify for Tokyo 2020. In just one year. This is the ambitious project taken up by the three-time sport shooting Olympic champion Niccolo Campriani.
The journey of the three selected refugees is being documented by the Olympic Channel original series ‘Taking Refuge: Target Tokyo 2020’, which will air in early 2020. Their aim is to reach the minimum qualifying score (MQS) so they can be selected by the Refugee Olympic Team or by a National Olympic Committee.
This weekend they will take part in their first test at the Italian shooting championships in Bologna. Many sponsors will be present at the event. Many of them are in the gun making business as is to be expected. Many interesting weapon parts should be for sale there, you could even Buy Springfield hellcat gun grip, as it will probably be found at their booths. An excellent opportunity to score some nice upgrades to your equipment if you practice the sport yourself, or any activity that involves firearms in a sports capacity.
Shooting as a sport has been practiced for hundreds of years in European countries, with some German shooting clubs dating back more than 500 years. The popularity of the sport grew in English-speaking countries with the formation of the National Rifle Association in 1959, which originally met in Wimbledon, London, and the National Rifle Association (USA) in 1871.
Choose your weapon
There are 15 events in the Olympic programme, divided into three different groups: rifle, pistol and shotgun. The rifle and pistol competitions are held on shooting ranges, where marksmen aim at targets at distances of 10, 25 and 50 metres. There are many different categories and rules regarding the use of a pistol silencer, as well as the ammunition, and the size of some of the parts to ensure similar equipment performance among competitors. In the shotgun event, competitors shoot at clay targets propelled at a series of different directions and angles.