Carmen Malo

Carmen Elena Malo Merchán (born May 24, 1972 in Cuenca) is an Ecuadorian pistol shooter, who competed at three Olympic games.[1] Malo made her official Olympic debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she finished twenty-first in the women's 10 m air pistol, with a score of 378 points, tying her position with Albania's Djana Mata, and Germany's Anke Völker, wife of multiple-time Olympic medalist Ralf Schumann.

Carmen Malo
Personal information
Full nameCarmen Elena Malo Merchán
Nationality Ecuador
Born (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 48)
Cuenca, Ecuador
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Event(s)25 m pistol
10 m air pistol
ClubAmistad Club (ECU)
Coached byErnesto Vásquez

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Malo competed in two pistol shooting events. She placed fortieth in the women's 10 m air pistol, with a score of 365 points, but managed to obtain her second attempt for a medal in the women's 25 m pistol. Unfortunately, she scored only 536 points in the qualifying rounds, finishing in thirty-sixth place.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Malo obtained a well-improved score of 559 points (281 for the precision shooting, and 278 for the rapid-fire stage) in the women's 25 m pistol event; however, her performance was insufficiently enough to qualify into the final, as she came only in penultimate place out of forty-one shooters, by just one point ahead of Canada's Avianna Chao.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Carmen Malo". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's 25m Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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