Park Bong-Duk (also Pak Bong-Deok, Korean: 박 봉덕; born September 23, 1973 in Seoul) is a South Korean sport shooter.[2] He won two bronze medals in the men's 50 m rifle three positions at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, with scores of 1,247 and 1,256.8 points, respectively.[3][1] He also competed for two rifle shooting events (prone and three positions) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, but he neither reached the final round, nor claimed an Olympic medal.

Park Bong-Duk
Personal information
Nationality South Korea
Born (1973-09-23) 23 September 1973 (age 46)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air rifle (AR40)
50 m rifle prone (FR60PR)
50 m rifle 3 positions (STR3X20)
Coached byYoon Duk Ha[1]

Four years after competing in his first Olympics, Park qualified for his second South Korean team, as a 35-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing third for the 50 m rifle prone (FR60PR) from the 2007 Asian Shooting Championships in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[4] Park also received additional places for the 10 m air rifle (AR40) and 50 m rifle 3 positions (STR3X20); therefore, he competed for all rifle shooting events.

In his first event, 10 m air rifle, Park was able to hit a total of 593 points within six attempts, finishing sixteenth in the qualifying rounds.[5] Few days later, he placed forty-third in the 50 m rifle prone, by one target ahead of Canada's Johannes Sauer from the fifth attempt, with a total score of 587 points.[6] In his third and last event, 50 m rifle 3 positions, Park was able to shoot 398 targets in a prone position, 373 in standing, and 388 in kneeling, for a total score of 1,159 points, finishing only in thirty-first place.[7]

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 2004 2008
50 metre rifle three positions 24th
1162
31st
1159
50 metre rifle prone 9th
591
43rd
587
10 metre air rifle 16th
593

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ISSF Profile – Park Bong-Duk". ISSF. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Park Bong-Duk". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Heart-break for Jaspal Rana". The Hindu. 8 October 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Chinese marksman Jia proves himself, winning men's 50m rifle prone". Xinhua News Agency. SINA English. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's 10m Air Rifle Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's 50m Rifle Prone Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.

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