Shooting sports — the science of hitting targets


They're not manufactured for war or for hunting. First-class weapons, pistols and rifles, have been used by sportsmen for almost a century and a half — that's how long marksmanship has been an Olympic sport. RTG host Stanislav Salnikov tries his hand at the sport, assessing his abilities at an in-door range and in clay-pigeon shooting. He also learns how the sport is developing through the use of psychologists and physiologists who work to create champions.

They're not manufactured for war or for hunting. First-class weapons, pistols and rifles, have been used by sportsmen for almost a century and a half — that's how long marksmanship has been an Olympic sport. RTG host Stanislav Salnikov tries his hand at the sport, assessing his abilities at an in-door range and in clay-pigeon shooting. He also learns how the sport is developing through the use of psychologists and physiologists who work to create champions.