#AllezAUS 'Let's Go Australia'
Event: 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Rifle
Olympic History: Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
Coach: Petr Kurka
Year Born: 1997
State Born: South Australia
After plying his trade at the Reynella Smallbore and Aire Rifle Club, a then 16-year-old Jack Rossiter broke onto the sports shooting scene when he claimed both the junior and senior 10m Air Rifle titles at the 2013 Oceania Championships.
Here, he set a new finals record score before competing at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games the following year.
Contesting the men’s 10m Air Rifle, the South Australian shot a qualification score of 611.9 to miss the final by just two points and ended up claiming 10th place.
At the 2015 Oceania Championships, Rossiter secured back-to-back men’s 10m Air Rifle titles, holding the lead from start to finish. In doing so, Rossiter managed to break his own finals record and secure an Olympic quota in the event for Australia.
Leading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Rossiter started the year off with two gold medals at the Pilzen Grand Prix, highlighting his credentials against international competition.
Making his Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games at the age of 19, Jack represented Australia in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event, finishing 46th overall with a qualification score of 612.4.
At the 2019 Oceania Championships in Sydney, Rossiter won gold in the men’s 50m 3 Position event, setting an Oceania record of 451.8 points.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Rossiter contested the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions where he finished 29th.
In 2022, Rossiter claimed a bronze medal when teaming with Dane Sampson and Michael Davis in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team event in the ISSF World Cup meet in Changwon, Korea before the trio captured the silver medal in the men’s 10m Air Rifle Team event at the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
In 2023, Rossiter underlined his ability when capturing the silver medal in the men’s 10m Air Rifle at the ISSF 10m Grand Prix competition in Osijek, Croatia.