Sport Overview

Rifle is a sport which rifles and pistols are used to compete for aiming a midpoint of a target and the events vary depending on the type of gun, range and posture.


(General Category)
GenderEventAge Categories
Men50m Rifle 3 Positions
50m Rifle Prone
10m Air Rifle
10m Air Pistol
Women50m Rifle 3 Positions
50m Rifle Prone
10m Air Rifle
10m Air Pistol
*Each athlete can compete in a maximum of three events with a maximum of two different firearms.
(Category of Athletes with Impairments)
GenderEventClassAge Categories
Mixed10m Air RifleSH130+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
Mixed10m Air RifleSH230+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
Mixed10m Air Rifle ProneSH130+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
Mixed10m Air Rifle ProneSH230+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
Mixed10m Air PistolSH130+,40+,50+,60+,70+,80+
*Each athlete can compete in a maximum of two events among the relevant classes.


(1)Japanese nationals must be members of the National Rifle Association of Japan.

(2)Overseas nationals must be a registered member of International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) member federations. Please attach the copy of your registration certificate at the time of your application.

(3)Japanese nationals with impairments who wish to participate must register with the Japan Para Sports Shooting Federation before applying for participation.

(4)Overseas nationals with impairments who wish to participate must be a registered player classified by World Shooting Para Sport. Relevant PDF documents should be attached at the time of their application.
 *SH2 class athletes need to obtain permission for their loaders in advance too.

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1992)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2022. For example, if you are 49 during Games time but have turned 50 by 31 December 2022, you would compete in the 50+ age category.

Sport News

[26th April,2021]Updated '4 Competition Dates' and '17(2) How to obtain the gun possession permit in Japan' of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March,2021]We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


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Wakayama Rifle Shooting Range

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Wakayama Rifle Shooting Range

Location 1181 Takazu, Az-Okitahara, Kainan City, Wakayama 640-0451
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10minutes by Walking from Oikeyuen Station to Venue
・Detailed time for the shuttle bus will be posted as soon as it is available.
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Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 9:00 – 15:00
 Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 9:00 – 15:00
 Thursday, 19 May - Sunday, 22 May 2022, 9:00 – 12:00

 Reception inside the Wakayama Rifle Shooting Range.

 Athletes must bring their AD card or identification that proves their name and/or personal identification number.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Wakayama

Location 5-chome Misonocho, Wakayama city, Wakayama
Access ・From JR Wakayama Station, exit out of Central Gate and going down to the basement floor.
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