TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF AIR RIFLE SHOOTING IN ELITE SHOOTERS

  • Chenkuan Liu
  • Songhua Mao
Keywords: model, technical analysis, shooting performance

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The Chinese National Shooting Team has consistently won gold medals in the Olympic Games since 1984 (with the exception of 1988). This raises the question of why the Chinese National Shooting Team has produced so many champions and what principles were applied in the shooting performance. The purpose of this study was to provide research on principles of the shooting performance by testing Chinese elite shooters using the Noptel ST-2000 made in Finland, and to establish a technical analysis model of shooting performance. Successful shooting performance is considered to be the product of three basic technical factors: hold, aim and trigger control. A shooter’s hold is demonstrated by his ability to control specific muscles and to prevent unwanted movement. Aim is related to the accuracy with which the subject is able to direct the gun at the desired point on the target. Finally, trigger control is denoted by the timing of the actual triggering event, relative to the hold/aim process and the cleanness with which triggering took place.