Tokyo Olympics 2021: Schedule and Other Details for Shooting Sports

Published 06/26/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Vincent Hancock of the United States competes in the Men’s Skeet Shooting qualification on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Royal Artillery Barracks on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


The shooting sports matches will be the first to be competed at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Interestingly, mixed team events will make their debut this year. The USA is the powerhouse in shooting sport as they top the medal tally.

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The Tokyo Olympics 2021, will start from 23rd July to 8th August. Here is the schedule for the shooting sport.

Schedule for shooting at Tokyo Olympics 2021

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A plethora of shooters will compete in 15 shooting events. The events are equally divided between men and women. In Olympics, shooters first compete in the qualification round, and then top shooters make it to the finals.

All the timings are according to NBC’s programming and Eastern Standard Time.

Day 1: 24 July (Saturday)

7:15 am: 10m Air Pistol men’s final

12:00 pm: 10m Air Rifle women’s final

Day 2: 25 July (Sunday)

7:45 am: 10m Air rifle men’s final

12:00 pm:10m Air Pistol women’s final

Day 3: 26 July (Monday)

11:20 am: Skeet Women’s and Men’s final

Day 4: 27 July (Tuesday)

7:30 am:  10m Air Pistol mixed team finals

11:45 am:  10m Air Rifle mixed team finals

Day 5: 28 July (Wednesday)

No final matches, only qualification

Day 6: 29 July (Thursday)

8:00 pm-3:55 am: Trap Men and Women’s final

Day 7: 30 July (Friday)

10:30 am: 25m Pistol Women’s final

Day 8: 31 July (Saturday)

10:00 am: Trap mixed finals

12:30 am: 50m Rifle, 3 Positions Women Finals

Day 9: 1 August (Sunday)

No final matches, only qualification

Day 10: 2 August (Monday)

11:00 am: 25m Rapid Fire Men’s final

1:20 pm:   50m Rifle 3 positions Men’s final

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The USA being a shooting powerhouse has always been on top in the medal charts. The shotgun event has been the USA’s strongest suit at Olympics.

The USA is sending its top shooters to Tokyo Olympics 2021. Notably, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist USA’s Vincent Hancock will return to clinch his third.

Another Olympian on the team Lucas Kozeniesky will vie for his maiden medal. Other top shooters in the fray are Mary Tucker, James Hall, Will Shaner.

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However, there will be an absence of shooting legend, and six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhodes. The most promising trap shooter Corey Cogdell is also not on the team.

Will the absence of ace shooters like Kimberly Rhodes and Corey affect the team’s performance at Tokyo Olympics 2021?

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