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Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre rifle prone

The men's 50 metre rifle prone competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 20 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece.

Men's 50 metre rifle prone
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueMarkópoulo Olympic Shooting
Centre
DateAugust 20, 2004
Competitors46 from 34 nations
Winning score703.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Matthew Emmons  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Lusch  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sergei Martynov  Belarus
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The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 60 shots with a .22 Long Rifle at 50 metres distance from the prone 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.

23-year-old U.S. shooter Matthew Emmons maintained a single-point lead from the rest of the field in the qualifying round to finish with 703.3 for the rifle prone gold and his first Olympic medal.[1] Germany's Christian Lusch, who had gradually come close on Emmons in an attempt to steal his lead with only two rounds left, ended up taking the silver at 702.2.[1][2] Meanwhile, Belarus' Sergei Martynov, who had the highest score in the final, shot 105.6 to vault himself from fifth at the start to a bronze-medal position with a total of 701.6, repeating his feat from Sydney 2000.[3]

Sweden's Jonas Edman missed his Olympic title defense after finishing in a distant thirty-second from the prelims with 590 points, while 2000 silver medalist Torben Grimmel also fell short of the finale by just a single point from the cutoff score of 595, relegating to a ninth-place draw with six other shooters.[2]

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RecordsEdit

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

Qualification records
World record   Wolfram Waibel (AUT) 600 Sydney, Australia 3 March 2004
Olympic record   Christian Klees (GER) 600 Atlanta, United States 25 July 1996
Final records
World record   Christian Klees (GER) 704.8 (600+104.8) Atlanta, United States 25 July 1996
Olympic record   Christian Klees (GER) 704.8 (600+104.8) Atlanta, United States 25 July 1996

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Notes
1 Matthew Emmons   United States 100 100 99 100 100 100 599 Q
2 Christian Lusch   Germany 100 100 100 99 99 100 598 Q
3 Jozef Gönci   Slovakia 100 100 99 100 100 99 598 Q
4 Maik Eckhardt   Germany 100 100 98 99 99 100 596 Q
5 Sergei Martynov   Belarus 99 99 100 100 99 99 596 Q
6 Michael Babb   Great Britain 98 99 100 99 100 99 595 Q
7 Jia Zhanbo   China 100 99 100 100 97 99 595 Q
8 Marco De Nicolo   Italy 98 100 99 100 100 98 595 Q
9 Artur Ayvazyan   Ukraine 99 100 100 99 99 97 594
9 Marcel Bürge   Switzerland 99 99 99 100 98 99 594
9 Rajmond Debevec   Slovenia 98 99 100 99 99 99 594
9 Torben Grimmel   Denmark 99 100 100 98 98 99 594
9 Juha Hirvi   Finland 98 100 99 98 100 99 594
9 Artem Khadjibekov   Russia 98 99 98 100 99 100 594
9 Igor Pirekeev   Turkmenistan 99 99 99 100 99 98 594
16 Václav Bečvář   Czech Republic 99 99 100 98 98 98 592
16 Espen Berg-Knutsen   Norway 99 99 99 100 97 98 592
16 Mario Knögler   Austria 98 98 99 98 99 100 592
16 Sergei Kovalenko   Russia 100 99 97 98 99 99 592
16 Timothy Lowndes   Australia 98 99 99 100 97 99 592
16 Guy Starik   Israel 99 98 98 99 99 99 592
16 Harald Stenvaag   Norway 99 100 99 98 99 97 592
16 Wolfram Waibel Jr.   Austria 99 98 99 99 99 98 592
24 Michael Anti   United States 98 99 98 99 98 99 591
24 Aleksandr Babchenko   Kyrgyzstan 99 99 97 98 99 99 591
24 Tomáš Jeřábek   Czech Republic 98 100 98 99 99 97 591
24 Park Bong-duk   South Korea 98 100 99 96 99 99 591
24 Yury Shcherbatsevich   Belarus 97 99 99 98 98 100 591
24 Péter Sidi   Hungary 97 99 97 99 100 99 591
24 Vyacheslav Skoromnov   Uzbekistan 96 99 99 99 100 98 591
24 Masaru Yanagida   Japan 100 100 98 99 97 97 591
32 Jonas Edman   Sweden 100 99 99 95 98 99 590
32 Roger Hansson   Sweden 99 98 98 98 99 98 590
32 Yuriy Sukhorukov   Ukraine 99 100 99 98 95 99 590
32 Yao Ye   China 100 96 98 98 100 98 590
36 Evangelos Liogris   Greece 98 96 99 98 99 99 589
36 Tevarit Majchacheeap   Thailand 98 98 97 99 98 99 589
36 Ryan Taylor   New Zealand 97 96 99 100 99 98 589
39 Martin Senore   South Africa 97 99 97 100 96 99 588
40 Pablo Álvarez   Argentina 96 100 100 97 97 97 587
40 Dick Boschman   Netherlands 95 98 98 99 98 99 587
42 Stevan Pletikosić   Serbia and Montenegro 98 98 99 98 94 99 586
42 Warren Potent   Australia 97 94 97 100 98 100 586
44 Nedžad Fazlija   Bosnia and Herzegovina 97 98 96 99 99 96 585
45 Ángel Velarte   Argentina 96 98 96 99 97 98 584
46 Reinier Estpinan   Cuba 98 97 97 97 95 97 581

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total
    Matthew Emmons (USA) 599 104.3 703.3
    Christian Lusch (GER) 598 104.2 702.2
    Sergei Martynov (BLR) 596 105.6 701.6
4   Jozef Gönci (SVK) 598 102.5 700.5
5   Marco De Nicolo (ITA) 595 104.7 699.7
6   Maik Eckhardt (GER) 596 101.6 697.6
7   Michael Babb (GBR) 595 101.8 696.8
8   Jia Zhanbo (CHN) 595 101.6 696.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "No one can sabotage Emmons' shot at gold". Philadelphia Inquirer. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Emmons tames Lusch for hard-fought gold". Gulf News. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Galkina takes shooting gold". BBC Sport. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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