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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jul 28, 2012.
Yi Siling Of China Wins 1st London Olympics Gold Medal, Winning Women's 10-Meter Air Rifle
That's the first sport? BB gun? How is that even in the Olympics?
i hope she was careful....
you know you can put your eye out with those things....
Not BB guns, precision pellet rifles. Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Seriously. I saw the winner posing with her rifle. I thought she was a military sniper with that rifle.
My boss is a huge gun guy(NOT just airguns), and has a few high-end pieces- his main shooter was $2500, and he has one that is roughly equal to Olympic-class from 10-12 years ago. VERY high-tech.
Comparing those weapons to the Daisy BB guns we had as kids is like comparing a model T to a Ferrari F40; they both do the same thing (push a tiny projectile, via compressed air, at a target), but other than that...
I remember reading that there were more shooting events in the Olympics than any other sport, so this doesn't come as a surprise. Gotta start somewhere, I suppose.
Next up, Olympic horse shoe throwing followed by the diving rod water search...
Where's the track and field?
T & F doesn't start until next week...schedule here
They shoot pellet rifles for gold at the Olympics, yet they still don't have golf as a medal sport? No wonder I don't watch the Olympics!
Handball is a medal sport, yet squash isn't. Figure that one out.
10 meters? That's like 39300 caliber.
People forget what the Olympics were meant to be.
It was to show off the best warriors.
Running, jumping, riding, and shooting. Athletics and warring.
It is full of fluff now, and people make fun of shooting???
Really, shooting is the problem?
I would have though table tennis, and water polo being medal sports would be a bigger weird out.
2016, Olympic Beer Pong, plz.
Totally Off-Topic, I must say that your ratings agencies were wrong: we've not lost our AAA, we've got a AAAA now....
Wouldn't surprise me in the least.
Don't joke with that: the french silver medalist practices in a military shoot camp hosted by the National Gendarmerie (military police forces)
The closest I've ever been to a target with a rifle was 100 yards. Then back to 300, then to 500. I was a rifle expert and a pistol expert in the Marines.