Women's 10 metre air pistol made its first Olympic appearance at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It was a high-class competition, where Nino Salukvadze, who had won the 25 metre pistol competition two days earlier, set a new world record in the qualification round, with 390 of 400 points. Jasna Šekarić was still able to enter the final only one point behind, and won it to become the first Olympic air pistol champion. Lieselotte Breker, third in the qualification round with 386, started out the final with a 0.0 and was then never in contention for the medals; Marina Dobrantcheva won the bronze medal.
|Women's 10 metre air pistol|
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
|Date||21 September 1988|
|Competitors||37 from 26 nations|
|Winning score||489.5 (WR)|
OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final – WR World record
|Jasna Šekarić (YUG)||389||100.5||489.5||WR OR|
|Nino Salukvadze (URS)||390||97.9||487.9|
|Marina Dobrantcheva (URS)||385||100.2||485.2|
|4||Anne Goffin (BEL)||381||99.2||480.2|
|5||Anke Völker (GDR)||383||96.3||479.3|
|6||Liu Haiying (CHN)||380||96.9||476.9|
|7||Lieselotte Breker (FRG)||386||90.0||476.0|
|8||Christine Strahalm (AUT)||379||93.6||472.6|
OR Olympic record – WR World record
- "Shooting at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's Air Pistol, 10 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
- XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988 Official Report – Volume 2 Part 2 (PDF). Retrieved 28 September 2008.