This weekend, Nino Salukvadze surpassed eight-time Olympians Lesley Thompson-Willie (Canada) and Kerstin Palm (Sweden) to become the only woman in Olympic history to compete in nine Olympic Games. In eight Olympic Games the 52-year-old sports shooter has earned three medals
- 1988 Olympic Games, Gold- 10 meter Air Pistol for the Soviet Union (URS)
- 1988 Olympic Games, Silver – 25 meter Sporting Pistol event for the Soviet Union (URS)
- 2008 Olympic Games, Bronze – 10 meter Air Pistol for Georgia (GEO)
Georgia’s Nino Salukvadze, a three-time medalist in shooting, is expected to become the first woman to compete at nine Olympics in any sport. pic.twitter.com/AW3OnhLPUX
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Nino and her son Tsotne Machavariani represented Georgia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, marking the first time a mother and son competed in the same Olympic Games. The mother-son duo won the Minsk 2019 European Games and hoped to one day stand on an Olympic podium together. Machavariani will not compete in Tokyo.
Women’s Shooting Schedule
- Saturday, July 24 – Women’s 10m Air Pistol – 5:00 pm local time
- Sunday, July 25 – Women’s Skeet Qualifications
The full Olympic shooting can be found here.
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During the Olympics, you can also catch up on all of the major storylines in women’s sports by watching “On Her Turf @ The Olympics,” a 30-minute show that will stream for free on Peacock. Hosted by Lindsay Czarniak, MJ Acosta-Ruiz, and Lolo Jones, the show kicks off on Saturday, July 24, and will stream every day of the Games (Monday-Saturday at 7pm ET and Sundays at 6pm ET).