Shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre air pistol

Men's 10 metre air pistol made its Olympic debut at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Erich Buljung equalled the world record (held by Vladas Turla and Igor Basinski) of 590 points in the qualification round, acquiring a two-point lead over the new 50 metre champion, Sorin Babii. Neither of them performed a good final however, and Tanyu Kiryakov eliminated his entire five-point gap to first place. The tie between Kiryakov and Buljung was resolved on grounds of higher final score, with Kiryakov becoming the inaugural champion. Xu Haifeng surpassed Babii to win bronze.[1]

Men's 10 metre air pistol
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
DateSeptember 24, 1988
Competitors44 from 29 nations
Winning score687.9 (OR)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tanyu Kiryakov  Bulgaria
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Erich Buljung  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Xu Haifeng  China
1992 →

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country Score Notes
1 Erich Buljung   United States 590 Q EWR OR
2 Sorin Babii   Romania 588 Q
3 Tanyu Kiryakov   Bulgaria 585 Q
4 Xu Haifeng   China 584 Q
5 Igor Basinski   Soviet Union 583 Q
6 Miroslav Růžička   Czechoslovakia 582 Q
7 Jerzy Pietrzak   Poland 582 Q
8 Boris Kokorev   Soviet Union 581 Q (6th: 99)
9 Gernot Eder   East Germany 581 (6th: 96)
10 Jens Potteck   East Germany 580
11 Ragnar Skanåker   Sweden 580
12 Philippe Cola   France 579
12 Mamoru Inagaki   Japan 579
12 Arndt Kaspar   West Germany 579
15 Phillip Adams   Australia 578
15 Bengt Kamis   Sweden 578
15 Wang Yifu   China 578
18 Alfons Messerschmitt   West Germany 577
18 Sakari Paasonen   Finland 577
18 Dario Palazzani   Italy 577
18 Park Jong-sin   South Korea 577
22 Rolf Beutler   Switzerland 576
23 Pierre Bremond   France 575
23 Lyubtcho Diakov   Bulgaria 575
23 Hubert Foidl   Denmark 575
23 Min Young-sam   South Korea 575
23 Fumihisa Semizuki   Japan 575
28 Don Nygord   United States 574
29 Bernardo Tobar   Colombia 573
29 Tu Tai-hsing   Chinese Taipei 573
31 Lisandro Sugezky   Argentina 572
31 Tamás Tóth   Hungary 572
33 Jean Bogaerts   Belgium 571
34 Horst Krasser   Austria 569
34 Paul Leatherdale   Great Britain 569
34 Konstantinos Panageas   Greece 569
37 Bengt Sandstrom   Australia 568
38 Zoltán Papanitz   Hungary 567
39 Jouni Vainio   Finland 566
40 Hans Hierzer   Austria 565
40 Carlos Hora   Peru 565
42 Mariano Lara   Costa Rica 563
43 Vincenzo Tondo   Italy 559
44 Shuaib Adam   Kenya 556
Jose Pena   Portugal DNS

DNS Did not start – EWR Equalled world record – OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

 
Erich Buljung with his silver medal
Rank Athlete Qual Final Total Notes
    Tanyu Kiryakov (BUL) 585 102.9 687.9 OR
    Erich Buljung (USA) 590 97.9 687.9 OR
    Xu Haifeng (CHN) 584 100.5 684.5
4   Sorin Babii (ROU) 588 95.3 683.3
5   Igor Basinski (URS) 583 100.2 683.2
6   Miroslav Růžička (TCH) 582 99.4 681.4
7   Jerzy Pietrzak (POL) 582 96.3 678.3
8   Boris Kokorev (URS) 581 96.3 678.3

OR Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's Air Pistol, 10 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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