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List of the best shooting sports Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous shooting sports event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic shooting sports Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest shooting sports Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best shooting sports athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List ranges from Kim Rhode to Abhinav Bindra and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic shooting sports athletes?" and "Who is the best shooting sports competitor of all time?"

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Kim Rhode is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Kim Rhode age 38 Kimberly "Kim" Susan Rhode is an American double trap and skeet shooter. A California native, she is a five-time Olympic medal winner, including three gold medals, and six-time ...more

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Abhinav Bindra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Abhinav Bindra age 35 Abhinav Singh Bindra is an Indian shooter and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he ...more

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Corey Cogdell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Corey Cogdell age 31 Corey Cogdell is a female American trapshooter. She won the bronze medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also the bronze medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games in ...more

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Jeffrey Holguin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jeffrey Holguin age 37 Jeffrey G. "Jeff" Holguin is an American sport shooter who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he finished 4th in the double trap.

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Jin Jong-Oh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jin Jong-Oh age 38 Jin Jong-oh is a male South Korea sports shooter who competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. A triple Olympic champion, he is one of the most successful individual shooters at the ...more

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Vincent Hancock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Vincent Hancock age 29 Vincent Hancock is an American shooter and Olympic athlete who won the gold medal in the men's skeet at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is the first ...more

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Kateřina Emmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Kateřina Emmons age 34 Kateřina Emmons, née Kůrková is a female Czech sport shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won her ...more

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Afrânio da Costa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Afrânio da Costa Died at 87 (1892-1979) Afrânio Antônio da Costa was a Brazilian sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Rio de Janeiro. In 1920 he won the silver medal in the 50 ...more

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Jason Turner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jason Turner age 43 Jason Turner is an American sport shooter and Olympic athlete who finished fourth at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 10 metre air pistol final. Bronze medalist Kim Jong Su later tested ...more

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Rebecca Snyder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Rebecca Snyder age 41 Rebecca Nicole "Beki" Snyder is a Canadian-born American sport shooter. She is a four-time Olympian, a silver medalist for pistol shooting at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, ...more

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Walter Walsh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Walter Walsh Died at 107 (1907-2014) Colonel Walter Rudolph Walsh was an FBI agent, USMC shooting instructor and Olympic shooter. Walsh joined the FBI in 1934, serving during the Public enemy era, and was involved in several ...more

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Satu Mäkelä-Nummela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Satu Mäkelä-Nummela age 47 Satu Mäkelä-Nummela is a female Finnish sports shooter. She won the gold medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She has also won bronze medals in Women's Trap ...more

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Walton Eller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Walton Eller age 36 Walton Glenn Eller III is an American trap shooter and four-time U.S. Olympic athlete. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in men's double trap setting both an Olympic Record and ...more

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Matthew Emmons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Matthew Emmons age 36 Matthew D. Emmons is an American sport shooter.

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Keith Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Keith Sanderson age 77 Keith Sanderson was a footballer with QPR in the 1960s. Sanderson made his debut for Queens Park Rangers in the 1–6 defeat by local rivals, Brentford, on the opening day of the 1965–66 season ...more

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Jamie Lynn Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jamie Lynn Gray age 33 Jamie Gray is a sport shooter.

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Giuseppe di Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Giuseppe di Salvatore age 28 Giuseppe di Salvatore is a Canadian sport shooter. He is a bronze medalist in men's trap shooting at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Munkhbayar Dorjsuren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Munkhbayar Dorjsuren age 46 Munkhbayar Dorjsuren is a Mongolian-German sport shooter. She was born in Mongolia, but moved to Germany and became a German citizen. She is the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist in the Women's 25 ...more

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Johannes Sauer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Johannes Sauer age 50 Johannes Sauer is a South African-born Canadian sport shooter. He is a two-time Canadian shooting champion, and a gold medalist for the rifle prone at the 2005 Championships of the Americas in ...more

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Zuzana Štefečeková is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Zuzana Štefečeková age 34 Zuzana Štefečeková is a female Slovakian sports shooter. She won the silver medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Štefečeková is a ...more

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Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan age 63 Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan is an American sport shooter. She is a four-time Olympian, and a two-time medalist for pistol shooting at the Pan American Games. She also worked as a police ...more

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Nathalie Larsson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Nathalie Larsson age 31 Nathalie Linda Larsson is a Swedish sport shooter. She won two gold medals in the women's skeet at the 2005 European Shooting Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, and at the 2009 European Shooting ...more

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Snježana Pejčić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Snježana Pejčić age 35 Snježana Pejčić is an athlete from Croatia. She competes in shooting. Her first notable success was winning silver at the Juniors European Shooting Championship in Thessaloniki in 2002, and she ...more

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Pang Wei is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Pang Wei age 31 Pang Wei is a male Chinese sports shooter. He won both the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games in 10 m Air Pistol. On November 29, 2009, Pang married to two-time ...more

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Francesco D'Aniello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Francesco D'Aniello age 49 Francesco D'Aniello is an Italian trap shooter. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal in the men's double trap event. After realizing he had won silver, D'Aniello was overcome with ...more

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Otryadyn Gündegmaa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Otryadyn Gündegmaa age 39 Gundegmaa Otryad is a Mongolian sport shooter.

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Stephen Scherer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Stephen Scherer Died at 21 (1989-2010) Stephen Scherer was a Cadet with the class of 2011 at the United States Military Academy who competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in 10 metre air rifle. Scherer was only 19 and still a plebe at ...more

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Randal McLelland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Randal McLelland age 32 Randal Sean McLelland is an International Skeet shooter that competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Sean began shooting clay targets when he was 14, and he credits Steve Schultz for being the ...more

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Håkan Dahlby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Håkan Dahlby age 52 Håkan Dahlby is a Swedish double trap shooter, the winner of the 2003, 2004 and 2012 European Championships. He won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics after having the best final round of ...more

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Bret Erickson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Bret Erickson age 55 Bret E. Erickson is an American sport shooter who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics, in the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Sandra Fong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Sandra Fong age 25 Sandra Fong is an American Olympic sport shooter. She is a multiple-time American junior record holder, and a three-time medalist for the small-bore rifle prone and rifle three positions at the ...more

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Michael Anti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Michael Anti age 53 Michael E. "Mike" Anti is an American sport shooter, a former Major in the U.S. Army, and a marksman in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He competed at the 1992, 2000, 2004 ...more

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Du Li is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Du Li age 36 Du Li is a female Chinese sport shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won the gold medal in the women's 10 metre air rifle competition. She has achieved the maximum 400 in ...more

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Nino Salukvadze is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Nino Salukvadze age 49 Nino Salukvadze is a female Georgian sports shooter. She is a seven-time Olympian and has won medals on three occasions. At age 19 and competing for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics, ...more

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Fritz Kuchen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Fritz Kuchen Died at 96 (1877-1973) Fritz Kuchen was a Swiss sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1920 he won a bronze medal in the 300 metre military rifle, prone event as well as two bronze medals as member ...more

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Qinan Zhu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Qinan Zhu age 33 Zhu Qinan is an athlete.

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Zoltán Kövágó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Zoltán Kövágó age 38 Zoltán Kővágó is a Hungarian discus thrower. At the 2004 Olympic Games he initially won the bronze medal, but was promoted to silver when countryfellow Róbert Fazekas ...more

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Fritz Zulauf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Fritz Zulauf Died at 48 (1893-1941) Fritz Zulauf was a Swiss sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1920 he won a bronze medal in the 30 metre military pistol event and a second bronze medal as member of the ...more

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Giovanni Pellielo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Giovanni Pellielo age 48 Giovanni Pellielo is an Italian sport shooter. He won the silver medal in Men's trap at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and also obtained a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and a ...more

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Tan Zongliang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Tan Zongliang age 46 Tan Zongliang is a male Chinese sports shooter who competed at five consecutive Olympics from 1996 to 2012. He has won two consecutive ISSF World Shooting Championships in 50 metre pistol: in ...more

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Hu Binyuan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Hu Binyuan age 40 Hu Binyuan is a male Chinese sports shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He finished fourth at the 2004 double trap competition ...more

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Brenda Shinn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Brenda Shinn age 53 Brenda Shinn is an American sport shooter. She won the gold medal for the women's air pistol at the 2009 USA Shooting National Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia, and achieved a ...more

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Jason Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jason Turner age 47 Jason Turner is a Canadian retired pair skater. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, with partner Jamie Salé, he won the bronze medal at the 1994 Canadian Figure Skating Championships and ...more

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Daryl Szarenski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Daryl Szarenski age 47 Daryl Szarenski is a sport shooter.

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Aleksei Alipov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Aleksei Alipov age 42 Aleksey Aleksandrovich Alipov is a Russian Olympic Trap shooter. He is the 2004 Olympic champion in that discipline. Born in Moscow, he started the sport at age 13 and was eventually trained at ...more

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Dominic Grazioli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Dominic Grazioli age 51 Dominic Grazioli is an American trap shooter. He won a total of ten medals for men's trap shooting at the ISSF World Cup. He also captured a silver medal at the 1997 Championship of the Americas ...more

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Brian Beaman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Brian Beaman age 31 Brian Beaman is an American sport shooter. In 2011, Beaman had won a bronze medal for the men's 10 m air pistol at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia, with a score of 686.6 points.

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Niels Larsen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Niels Larsen Died at 80 (1889-1969) Niels Hansen Ditlev Larsen was a Danish sport shooter who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, in the 1920 Summer Olympics, and in the 1924 Summer Olympics. 1912 Stockholm In 1912 he won the ...more

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Guilherme Paraense is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Guilherme Paraense Died at 84 (1884-1968) Guilherme Paraense was a Brazilian sport shooter and Olympic Champion. He was the first Brazilian ever to win an Olympic gold medal. Paraense was born in Belém. He won a gold medal at the ...more

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Jason Parker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Shooting Sports
Jason Parker age 43 Jason Parker is an American sport shooter, one of the world's leading 10 m Air Rifle shooters, although he has also had some successes in Three positions competitions. He has never won an ...more