Rebecca Snyder (sport shooter)

Rebecca Nicole "Beki" Snyder (born July 15, 1976 in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian-born American sport shooter.[2] She is a four-time Olympian, and won a silver medal for pistol shooting at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was also a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1]

Rebecca Snyder
Personal information
Full nameRebecca Nicole Snyder
Nickname(s)Beki
Nationality United States
Born (1976-07-15) 15 July 1976 (age 44)
Didsbury, Alberta, Canada
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air pistol (AP40)
25 m pistol (SP)
Coached bySergey Luzov[1]
Medal record
Women's shooting
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg AP40

Shooting careerEdit

Snyder—a native of Grand Junction, Colorado—began rifle shooting with her brother and father as a family sport, until she began using a more compact pistol when she was 14 years old. She later became a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOC) in Colorado Springs, and eventually attended the University of Colorado, where she pursued her business degree.[3][4]

Since moving to Colorado as a member of USOC, Snyder had competed in numerous shooting tournaments, and achieved five gold medals in both air and sport pistol at the USA Shooting National Championships.[3] Between 1999 and 2000, Snyder reached her breakthrough in shooting, when she captured two gold medals for the 10 m air pistol, and bronze for the 25 m sport pistol at the ISSF World Cup series in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Sydney, Australia, respectively.[1] She also competed for all pistol shooting events at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, but she neither reached the final round, nor claimed an Olympic medal.[3][5]

Twelve years after competing in her first Olympics, Snyder qualified for her fourth U.S. shooting team as a 32-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She achieved this by placing second in the air and sport pistol from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Benning, Georgia.[6][7] She placed forty-first out of forty-four shooters in the women's 10 m air pistol by one point behind Albania's Lindita Kodra, with a total score of 370 targets.[8] Three days later, she competed for her second event, 25 m pistol, where she was able to shoot 287 targets in the precision stage, and 288 in the rapid fire, for a total score of 575 points, finishing only in twenty-eighth place.[9][10]

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 1996 2000 2004 2008
25 metre pistol 10th
580
21st
574
28th
575[10]
10 metre air pistol 30th
372
25th
376
16th
380
41st
370

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "ISSF Profile – Rebecca Snyder". ISSF. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Beki Snyder". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Women's Sport Net – Rebecca Snyder". Women's Sport Net. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Looney, Douglas (23 June 2000). "Beki Snyder aims for the Sydney Olympics". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Two make U.S. Olympic pistol team". AP News Archives. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Beyerle, Fong in the Lead Women's 3-Position Rifle at 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials". The Shooting Wire. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Callahan, 56, earns 4th trip to the Olympics". The Associated Press. USA Today. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Women's 10m Air Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Women's 25m Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b "Callahan finishes 25th, Snyder Takes 28th Place in Women's 25m Pistol". Team USA. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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