Three athletes to make up the New Zealand shooting team at the Rio Olympics.

Natalie Rooney

Birthdate:

June 1, 1988

Home town:

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Timaru

Discipline:

Women's trap shooting

Previous Olympics:

None

Fact:

Rooney has competed at two Commonwealth Games and last year made the top six final in two World Cups and finished sixth at the world shotgun championships in Italy.

Ryan Taylor

Birthdate:

March 2, 1980

Home town:

Levin

Discipline:

50m prone smallbore shooting

Previous Olympics:

Athens 2004, London 2012

Fact:

Taylor only got to the London Olympics after getting a decision to overlook him in favour of team mate Rooney for the one New Zealand spot at the Games overturned. He placed 25th out of 50.

Chloe Tipple

Birthdate:

June 5, 1991

Home town:

Christchurch

Discipline:

Women's skeet shooting

Previous Olympics:

None

Fact:

Shooting runs in Tipple's family. Her father David runs a gun shop in Christchurch and she has been shooting various disciplines since she was a teenager. She put up an Olympic qualifying performance in Perth last year and several times in New Zealand domestic events.