Luisa Maida

Luisa Cristina del Rosario Maida Leiva (born October 7, 1979 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran sport shooter.[2] She won two medals, silver and bronze, for the 10 and 25 m pistol events at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1][3]

Luisa Maida
Personal information
Full nameLuisa Cristina del Rosario Maida
Leiva
Nationality El Salvador
Born (1979-10-07) 7 October 1979 (age 41)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air pistol (AP40)
25 m pistol (SP)
Coached byStan Martin[1]

Maida made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed thirty-sixth in the 10 m air pistol, and forty-first in the 25 m pistol, with total scores of 368 and 557 points, respectively.

Eight years after competing in her last Olympics, Maida qualified for her second Salvadoran team, as a 29-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in two pistol shooting events. She placed thirty-fourth out of forty-four shooters in the women's 10 m air pistol by two points ahead of Czech Republic's Michaela Musilová, with a total score of 375 targets.[4] Three days later, Maida reached the final of the women's 25 m pistol, as the first female Latin American sport shooter, after scoring a total of 582 targets (292 in the precision stage and 290 in the rapid fire) from the qualifying rounds.[5] Unfortunately, she finished only in eighth place by 3.7 points behind Thailand's Tanyaporn Prucksakorn, with a total score of 774.0 targets (192.0 in the final).[6][7]

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 2000 2008
25 metre pistol 41st
557
8th
582+192.0
10 metre air pistol 36th
368
34th
557

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ISSF Profile – Luisa Maida". ISSF. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Luisa Maida". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Chao top shooter at Pan Am Games". CBC Sports. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Women's 10m Air Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Women's 25m Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Women's 25m Pistol Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Salvadorian shooter is first Latin American woman in shooting final". Xinhua News Agency. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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