Germany's Jolyn Beer competed in the final of the women's 50 meter rifle three positions event at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing sixth out of 37 competitors overall. | Jan Woitas (dpa-Zentralbild via Getty Images)

Name: Jolyn Beer
Country: Germany
Sport: Shooting
Previous Olympic experience: Tokyo 2021
Social Media: Instagram

Who is Jolyn Beer

Jolyn Beer is one of the most decorated women of the current era of female sport shooting. The product of Germany boasts multiple world and European championships on her resume in both singles and team competition over the last decade, the most recent of which coming in 2022.

Her prowess with the rifle earned her the Lower Saxony Sport Medal, the highest athletic honor awarded by the German government, in 2023.

Beer turned in a stellar shooting season in 2023 to qualify and prepare for her second Olympics, but the run-up to the Paris Games will have a bit less personal stress as compared to Tokyo. She and her wife Jessica welcomed their first child less than a month before the Tokyo Games began.

Jolyn Beer at the Paris Summer Olympics

Beer will look to improve upon finishes in Tokyo. Beer finished 17th in the 10m Air Rifle event while reaching the final for the 50m Air Rifle Three Positions event with the third-highest score during qualifiers. She ultimately finished sixth.

She heads into Paris after a successful season in team formats alongside fellow German Olympian shooters Lisa Mueller and Anna Janssen. The trio earned a bronze medal at both the European Games and the International Sport Shooting Federation World Championships last year.

Beer added another bronze medal in solo competition at the latter tournament in a performance that showed her readiness to rise higher in the 50m standings during her second Olympic go-around.

That will is present in Beer, but she remains just as excited to represent her country with the teammates that helped deliver such achievements over the last year on the Olympic stage. “[T]he best thing is that I can make this experience with the best team I can [imagine],” Beer wrote on Instagram. “After many fights together this will be the great ending of the ongoing Olympic season.”