The kneeling position is a position for rifle shooting. There are no longer international competitions in pure kneeling shooting, but it is included as the last part of 300 metre rifle three positions, 300 metre standard rifle and 50 metre rifle three positions.
It takes a very long time to achieve a high level of performance in the kneeling position, this is partly due to the lack of training done in the position because of it requiring a lot of extra equipment (kneeling roll, additional sling and another set of sights etc.) The position is very uncomfortable when beginning until the shooter has got used to it, the main uncomfort comes from the right foot which is effectively wedged in between the kneeling roll and the shooter.
In the United Kingdom there is also the problem with the number of ranges being certified to allow three positions shooting. To gain certification ranges must have additional protection on the range, for example additional protection (wood to slow the bullet) around metal lighting surrounds, placed in front of the firing line, in case of a stray bullet ricocheting off and returning up the range towards the firing line.
... Detailed kneeling results Athlete Country 4 ... Total Thomas Farnik Austria 394 ... Artem Khadjibekov Russia 393 ... Václav Haman Czech Republic 392 ... Jury Sukhorukov Ukraine 99 97 ...
... All are usually performed from a kneeling position ... Shin bows are the deepest from a kneeling position, the bower bends forward from the waist, placing the hands palms down on the floor in front of the body, with the fingers facing ... From a kneeling position and bowing from the waist, the hands are slid over the knees until the tips of the fingers touch the floor in front of the body ...
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