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Skeet shooting is a sport which involves hitting a target called plate from a certain distance with a shotgun; it is also an Olympic discipline.
The target is always moving and can be either predetermined based on a known sequence that randomly selected at the time of launch.
The shooting was divided into two categories, clay pigeon shooting and skeet shooting: today there is only the skeet shooting, as the clay pigeon is forbidden and has been replaced by the “pull the propeller”.
The Olympic trap is the main specialties (made its appearance at the Games since the second edition of Paris 1900, albeit as a sport optional).
The second specialty of the shooting – skeet – had his sporting baptism at the Olympics in Mexico City ’68 (baptism honored with a silver medal achieved by Romano Garagnani). The discipline was then a consolidation in the late seventies with world titles Luciano Brunetti and White Rose Hansberg and still won the European title by Garagnani. In skeet, as in the trap, the shooter must move on multiple shooting platforms.
At the end of the eighties dates the first appearance in the international context of the third Olympic discipline: Double Trap (two plates at a time), as official Olympic sport in December 1991. Per the centenary (Atlanta ’96) the shooting competitions in flight they are well past six:
Olympic trap male and female; skeet male and female; double male and female trap. In 2004 after Athens Olympics women’s double trap category was suppressed.