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Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre air rifle

The men's 10 metre air rifle competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 16 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece.

Men's 10 metre air rifle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueMarkópoulo Olympic Shooting
Centre
DateAugust 16, 2004
Competitors47 from 33 nations
Winning score702.7 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Zhu Qinan  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Li Jie  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jozef Gönci  Slovakia
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The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 60 shots with an air rifle at 10 metres distance from the standing position. Scores for each shot were in increments of 1, with a maximum score of 10.

The top 8 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired an additional 10 shots. These shots scored in increments of .1, with a maximum score of 10.9. The total score from all 70 shots was used to determine final ranking.

China's Zhu Qinan stunned the entire worldwide audience as he came from nowhere to snatch the Olympic gold in air rifle shooting, smashing a new world record of 702.7 points. Zhu also enjoyed his teammate Li Jie taking home the silver medal with 702.7, as the Chinese marksmen led the medal haul in a blistering 1–2 finish.[1][2] Slovakia's world number one Jozef Gönci came up with a steady feat in the final to claim the bronze on 697.4 points. Earlier in the prelims, Zhu set a junior world standard to grab the top seed in the six-man final, just one point short of the perfect grade 600 that had been successfully recorded by Thailand's Tevarit Majchacheeap in 2000.[3]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record   Tevarit Majchacheeap (THA) 600 Langkawi, Malaysia 27 January 2000
Olympic record   Wolfram Waibel (AUT) 596 Atlanta, United States 22 July 1996
Final records
World record   Jason Parker (USA) 702.5 (599+103.5) Munich, Germany 15 June 2003
Olympic record   Cai Yalin (CHN) 696.4 (594+102.4) Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Notes
1 Zhu Qinan   China 100 100 100 100 100 99 599 Q, OR
2 Li Jie   China 100 100 100 100 99 99 598 Q
3 Abhinav Bindra   India 99 100 99 100 100 99 597 Q
4 Jozef Gönci   Slovakia 99 98 100 100 100 99 596 Q
5 Cheon Min-ho   South Korea 100 100 99 99 98 99 595 Q
6 Maik Eckhardt   Germany 98 100 100 99 100 98 595 Q
7 Jason Parker   United States 100 99 98 98 99 100 594 Q
8 Je Sung-tae   South Korea 98 98 99 100 100 99 594 Q
9 Matthew Emmons   United States 99 98 100 99 99 99 594
9 Matej Mészáros   Slovakia 100 99 100 99 98 98 594
9 Masaru Yanagida   Japan 99 99 98 100 100 98 594
12 Thomas Farnik   Austria 99 98 100 99 98 99 593
12 Torsten Krebs   Germany 98 98 99 100 100 98 593
12 Gagan Narang   India 99 97 99 99 99 100 593
12 Georgios Petsanis   Greece 98 100 100 99 98 98 593
12 Christian Planer   Austria 98 99 99 99 98 100 593
12 Péter Sidi   Hungary 99 98 100 99 99 98 593
18 Dick Boschman   Netherlands 96 99 99 99 99 100 592
18 Leif Steinar Rolland   Norway 100 99 99 98 100 97 592
18 Konstantinos Savorgiannakis   Greece 98 100 98 99 99 98 592
18 Vyacheslav Skoromnov   Uzbekistan 99 99 99 98 98 99 592
22 Artur Ayvazyan   Ukraine 99 97 99 100 98 98 591
22 Oliver Geissmann   Liechtenstein 97 100 100 99 97 98 591
24 Mohamed Abdellah   Egypt 96 100 99 99 99 97 590
24 Vitali Bubnovich   Belarus 99 99 99 99 97 97 590
24 Marco De Nicolo   Italy 94 99 99 100 99 99 590
24 Artem Khadjibekov   Russia 97 100 97 99 99 98 590
24 Yuriy Sukhorukov   Ukraine 99 99 99 96 98 99 590
29 Rajmond Debevec   Slovenia 96 100 99 96 98 100 589
29 Sven Haglund   Sweden 97 98 99 99 99 97 589
29 Konstantin Prikhodtchenko   Russia 98 98 96 99 99 99 589
29 Peter Thuesen   Denmark 99 98 99 98 98 97 589
33 Marcus Åkerholm   Sweden 99 98 100 96 98 98 588
33 Aleksandr Babchenko   Kyrgyzstan 99 98 99 99 98 95 588
35 Nedžad Fazlija   Bosnia and Herzegovina 99 96 97 100 98 97 587
35 Asif Hossain Khan   Bangladesh 99 98 96 97 98 99 587
35 Timothy Lowndes   Australia 97 99 96 100 97 98 587
35 Tevarit Majchacheeap   Thailand 98 99 96 98 100 96 587
39 Stevan Pletikosić   Serbia and Montenegro 99 98 97 98 96 98 586
39 Ángel Velarte   Argentina 97 96 99 98 97 99 586
41 Espen Berg-Knutsen   Norway 96 98 97 99 97 97 584
41 Matthew Inabinet   Australia 96 98 97 99 98 96 584
43 Pablo Álvarez   Argentina 96 95 98 97 99 98 583
44 Roberto José Elias   Mexico 96 96 98 98 99 95 582
45 Juha Hirvi   Finland 96 98 98 98 94 96 580
46 Tika Shrestha   Nepal 97 94 96 95 98 99 579
47 Marcel Bürge   Switzerland 96 95 96 98 95 96 576

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total Shoot-off Notes
    Zhu Qinan (CHN) 599 103.7 702.7 WR
    Li Jie (CHN) 598 103.3 701.3
    Jozef Gönci (SVK) 596 101.4 697.4
4   Cheon Min-ho (KOR) 595 101.6 696.6
5   Maik Eckhardt (GER) 595 101.3 696.3 10.6
6   Je Sung-tae (KOR) 594 102.3 696.3 10.4
7   Abhinav Bindra (IND) 597 97.6 694.6
8   Jason Parker (USA) 594 100.5 694.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chinese finish 1-2 in men's 10m air rifle with world record". Xinhua. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Balogh wins trap title". BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "China wins 6th gold in Athens". China Daily. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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