Which "sport" would be the easiest to get an olympic place for?
Seriously??? Sorry but it shows complete ignorance at just how good you have to be in another sport but you can make flippant comments. When I was competing many years ago to compete in “major” championships you had to achieve scores that broke UK records. To compete in International events such as the Olympics you had to break world records. So put that into context against another sport such as the 100m race hey. Our sprinters had to achieve a time that few people could ever ever do so please understand, shooting is exactly the same.Posted 5 years ago
To compete in International events such as the Olympics you had to break world records.
Think you’re confusing pistol shooting with hyperbole. Hyperbole isn’t a recognised olympic sport yet, but if if was it would be twice as difficult as all the other sports put together, even if you included hyperbole as one of them. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
World Records are set in certain championships, just as in any sport like running so you could possibly break a record but “unofficial” if you know what I mean. You had to get very close but breaking them sort of guaranteed a position in a major championship and that’s all I’m trying say.Posted 5 years ago
I’m sure there are plenty of people on shooting forums how think it would be easy race in the Olympics in the mtb race after watching todays race but we know it’s not that easy.
If Bolt runs 9.5 seconds in training it won’t count as it’s not at a recognised event – now do you understand? But it’s not that easy and you know that. What I was trying say is people who don’t do other sports really don’t understand what’s required to compete at the very very top and be involved in such things as the Olympics. Just as any idiot can ride a bike, any idiot can shoot – but to compete at the very very top level isn’t easy and we all know that. I’ve done shooting at the top level and I know racers who compete at the top level and it’s NOT easy to do.Posted 5 years agoglupton1976Member
I think hadge is trying to say that you had to be getting the equivalent of a world record breaking score in practice before you were considered for the team. I have no doubt the Bolt will be getting near the 9 second mark in practice, but has no chance of ever getting there when under the pressure of a world class competition.Posted 5 years ago
Careful now. Hadge is a bit confused and he has a gun, don’t make him angry!
It’s my age I’m afraid and yes I have a gun but it’s not like the ones I used to have hehehe. I know I should let stupid remarks go by but it’s easy pick on a sport you know nothing about and I was just defending one I did and know the level required to compete at the very highest level and please understand, it’s NOT just about holding something still.Posted 5 years agobwaarpMember
I’m still going with shooting. It’s basically holding something very well isn’t it?
Judging by how many people are really really dire shots I take issue with this. There’s a lot of technique involved in shooting, it’s not like COD where you point and shoot.
I can place 5 rounds through the same hole at 25M with an unscoped .22 rifle, I’d wager a bet you wouldn’t be able to do the same even with a year of practice. Hell, I can often split paper targets in half – yes – by shooting at the thin bit.Posted 5 years agobwaarpMember
Technical holding and lever squeezing then
Breath control, muscle relaxation, heartrate control, shot timing, emotional control (as hormonses have an affect on your nervous system) and natural ability.
Move index finger
Your comparing apples to oranges. If you wanted a better comparison, compare track cycling to indoor shooting
If you want to compare shooting to mountain biking you should compare it to sniping (not many squaddies are good enough to ever think about making it as snipers just based on their shooting ability – without even hitting fieldcraft) or outdoor Bisley type events.
Some of the skills needed:
Wind and Elevation judgement
Muscle group control
You don’t just pull the trigger either – you breathe in deep twice, exhale and after 5-10 seconds you take the shot. Timing. You then hold on target for a while before thinking about readying the next shot.
etc etc etc etc
Unlike MTB it’s a very calm calculated sport – it gives me a different kick to adrenalin sports. It’s more like meditation.Posted 5 years ago
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