Event: 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Olympic History: Olympic debutante
Highlights: Finishing in the top 15 of the Junior World Cup 10m Air Rifle
Coach: Carrie Quigley
Year Born: 2001
State Born: South Australia
As a member of Adelaide’s PARA Shooting Club, teenage sensation Katarina Kowplos only started shooting four years ago and in that short time has made her mark on rifle shooting, pushing for Olympic selection while juggling her final year of high school.
She made her international debut in 2017 when she competed in the youth division of the Oceania Championships and won silver in the 10 metres Air Rifle.
In 2018 she competed at the Junior World Cup in Sydney and finished in the top 15 of the 10m Air Rifle.
Kowplos was named to her first Australian Olympic Team after she topped the Shooting Australia selection trials leaderboard, defeating Emma Adams and Maria Rebling in the 50m 3 Position Rifle trials.