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Jack Rossiter

Jack Rossiter

Shooting Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:00 AM 8 Aug (Rio)
10m Air Rifle Men's Qualification

612.4 (46th)


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Athlete Biography

Jack Rossiter will become one of Australia’s youngest ever shooters to compete at the Olympic Games when the 19-year-old hits the Rio 2016 range.

He broke onto the scene when he claimed both the junior and senior 10m air rifle titles at the 2013 Oceania Championships setting a new finals record score in the process.

At just 17 Rossiter competed at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Contesting the 10m air rifle, Rossiter scored a qualification score of 611.9 to miss the final by just two points and end up claiming tenth.

Rossiter made it back-to-back 10m air rifle titles at the Oceania Championships when he led from start to finish to just hold off Rio 2016 teammate Dane Sampson. In doing so he managed to break his own finals record and secure an Olympic quota in the event for Australia.

Rossiter began 2016 with two gold medals at the Pilzen Grand Prix to highlight his credentials against international competition.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • Rio will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 63rd (10m) - ISSF World Cup (Munich,Germany)
  • 47th (10m) - ISSF World Cup (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 4th (10m) - Junior World Cup (Suhl, Germany)
  • 1st (10m) – 2015 Oceania Championships (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Setting the Australian record in the final of the 10m Air Rifle in Brisbane in 2014.
  • Representing Australia in Men's 10m Air Rifle at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
  • Representing Australia in the Junior Men's 10m Air Rifle at the World Championships in Granada, Spain, 2014

Education

  • Primary
    Woodcroft College, South Australia, Australia
  • Secondary
    Woodcroft College, South Australia, Australia - completed Y12 2015
  • Tertiary
    Batchelor of Sport, Health & Physical Activity, Flinders University - deferred til 2017

Training

  • Coach
    Petr Kurka (2011 - current)
  • Club
    Reynella Smallbore & Air Rifle Club
  • Institute/Academy
    Shooting Australia
  • Primary Training Base
    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Schnitzel
Favourite holiday destination
Spain
Favourite music
Tupac
Dream car
Batmobile
Star Sign
Gemini
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Curling
Most Influential person in your career/life
My mum
Why this sport?
I find it enjoyable and challenging