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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10m Air Rifle Men
Medindie, SA, Australia
- Rio will be Olympic debut
- 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)
- 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
- Woodcroft College, South Australia, Australia
- Woodcroft College, South Australia, Australia - completed Y12 2015
- Batchelor of Sport, Health & Physical Activity, Flinders University - deferred til 2017
Petr Kurka (2011 - current)
Reynella Smallbore & Air Rifle Club
Primary Training Base
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Secondary Training Base
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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