Aislin Jones made history in Rio as she became Australia’s youngest ever Olympic shooter (16 years and 179 days at the time of the Opening Ceremony) when she contested the skeet event at the 2016 Games.
After showing initial potential in simulated field shooting, Jones switched to skeet shooting in 2012. She competed in her first international competitions in 2015, contesting both the Junior World Championships (23rd) and the ISSF Junior Cup (6th). She became the youngest woman to win the Australian National Skeet Championship in early 2016 at just 15 years of age and her strong form saw her win selection to her first Olympic Games.
The youngest of all 422 Australian athletes in Rio, Jones shot 63/75 in qualification to finish 17th.