Francis Gorrin

Francis Gorrin (born September 12, 1983 in Valencia, Carabobo) is a Venezuelan sport shooter.[1] She claimed the gold medal in the air pistol at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and was selected to compete for Venezuela at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Francis Gorrin
Personal information
Full nameFrancis Gorrin
Nationality Venezuela
Born (1983-09-12) 12 September 1983 (age 37)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air pistol (AP40)
25 m pistol (SP)
Medal record

Gorrin first established herself on the world scene, as a 19-year-old, at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she scored a total of 477.1 points to defeat Colombia's Amanda Mondol by a three-point gap for the gold medal in the air pistol.[3][4][5] With her historic victory, Gorrin grabbed one of the Olympic slots to ensure her place on the Venezuelan shooting team for the Games.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Gorrin qualified for the Venezuelan squad in pistol shooting, by having attained a mandatory Olympic standard of 379 and claiming the gold medal in air pistol from the Pan American Games.[3][6] Gorrin started off her Olympic run poorly, as she rounded out the field of 41 shooters with a score of 358 points in the 10 m air pistol prelims.[7][8] On her second event, 25 m pistol, Gorrin registered 271 points in three precision series and 263 in the rapid fire stage to accumulate an overall record of 534 points, but maintained her position from the previous event with the lowest score.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Francis Gorrin". 15 July 2015. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  2. ^ "ISSF Profile – Francis Gorrin". ISSF. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Venezuela ganó dos medallas de oro" [Venezuela won two gold medals] (in Spanish). El Universo. 4 August 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. ^ Ewing, Lori (4 August 2003). "Canadians strike silver". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ Herwig, Carol (3 August 2003). "U.S. basketball team grabs Pan Am win". USA Today. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Venezuela va a Atenas con 46 atletas" [Venezuela sends 46 athletes to Athens] (in Spanish). Radio Nacional de Venezuela. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Shooting: Women's 10m Air Pistol Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Ecuador quedó en la posición 40 en tiro, ucraniana se llevó el oro en Atenas" [Ecuador takes the 40th position in shooting, Ukraine wish the gold in Athens] (in Spanish). El Universo. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Shooting: Women's 25m Pistol Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Carmen Malo se ubicó en la posición 36 en tiro" [Carmen Malo puts into the 36th position in shooting] (in Spanish). El Universo. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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