Aislin (pronounced Ash-lyn) Jones is an Australian female Skeet Shooter. She is the National skeet shooting champion of Australia.
Aislin Jones was born in February 2000 in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia to David Jones(Father) & Lynne Jones(Mother).
Aislin Jones: Facts & Trivia
- Australian National Championship: Aislin Jones is the youngest woman ever to become the National champion of Australia in 2016.
- Oceania Junior Women: She is the record holder in the Skeet category of Oceania Juniors
- She trains at the Bairnsdale Clay Target Club.
- Aislin started her shooting practice in 2012, she started competing professionally since 2013.
- She is Right Handed and uses Left Eye as Master Eye while shooting
- Oceania Continental Championships Gold Coast 2017: She won Silver at the Women's 75 shot Skeet shooting held at the Gold Coast
- Oceania Continental Championships Sydeny 2015: She won Bronze at the Women's 75 shot Skeet shooting held at the Sydney.
- Aislin's journey into shooting started following her father's footsteps, Her father David Jones is a shooter himself and Aislin got interested in the sport seeing her father practice.
- Junior world championships: Aislin started participating in international competitions in 2015. She finished 23in the Junior world championship
- ISSF junior cup: She finished 6th at the 2016 ISSF junior cup
- She was the youngest Australian athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- Rio Olympics(2016): She was the youngest Australian shooter ever to compete at the Olympics. She was 16 year 179 days old. She finished 17th at the competition shooting 63 out of 75. She was with her grandparents at Merimbula when she learned about her entry in to the Olympics.
- Oceania Women's Skeet Records: At the age of 17 in October 2017 Aislin broke the Oceania women's skeet records in both junior & senior category
- Young Citizen of the Year: East Gippsland Shire awarded her the award in January 2018 for her contribution to the Sports. "Aislin is a quiet achiever with high expectations of herself. Through her experiences she has become a role model for our region’s youth." They wrote on their website about her.
- She will be participating at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast.
- Commonwealth Championships(2017): She won Bronze at the Commonwealth Championships held at Brisbane in 2017
- Laser dot simulator: She plays a video game that simulates the target, the laser light shows her where she is shooting.
- She does eye exercises as a part of her training, she has a tennis ball hanging from the roof
- She uses a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun and a 28.75 inch barrel.
- She practices 3-4 times a week and shoots about 150 rounds per day
- She appeared on the cover of "Clay Target" an Australian shooting news magazine
- She uses Pilla Performance Eyewear.
- She has a younger sister who started shooting in 2017.
- She is sponsored by Beretta Australia, Bronze Wing ammunition, Dry Fire, Go Shooting, N Target, Pilla, bk Kitchens, Tim Bull, Water Wheel among others
- She used to participate in Swimming competitions
Aislin Jones: Quotes
- It's pretty exciting to know that I'll be the youngest Olympic shooter for Australia
- I've been dreaming of going to an Olympics for a few years now
- You can never really be perfect
- No matter what sport you choose it is going to be expensive at the high level, but the experience is going to be for life, all the investment is worth it.
- It was not until I progressed a little faster than what we had expected that I realised I actually have a chance
- [About beginning of her interest in guns] I used to follow my dad around the gun club when I was little
- Few people have said that once they shot their first target they were hooked, I suppose its quite addictive like that
- [About being selected for the Olympics [I read the email and I was pretty happy, I did a little dance on the spot and screamed.]
- A goal without a plan is just a wish
- You can never be perfect at it, so it always makes you work hard.
- I think it is the ability to keep collected in certain situations. You can't let anyone get to you. You've got to be pretty mentally tough.
- I'm trying to find a balance between school, Holidays and practice