Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 10 metre air pistol
|Women's 10 metre air pistol|
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Markópoulo Olympic Shooting|
|Date||August 15, 2004|
|Competitors||41 from 30 nations|
The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 40 shots with an air pistol at 10 metres distance. 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 50 shots was used to determine final ranking.
19-year-old Ukrainian shooter Olena Kostevych came from behind to outplay Serbia and Montenegro's five-time Olympian Jasna Šekarić in a one-shot tiebreaker 10.2 to 9.4 for the gold medal in air pistol shooting, as a result of their draw in a 10-shot final round for first place with a score of 483.3 points. Meanwhile, the bronze medal was awarded to Bulgaria's Mariya Grozdeva, who beat China's current world record holder Ren Jie in another shoot-off 10.4 to 9.8, after having been tied in the final at 482.3, just one point behind the two medalists.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Svetlana Smirnova (RUS)||393||Munich, Germany||23 May 1998|
|Olympic record||Tao Luna (CHN)||391||Sydney, Australia||17 September 2000|
|World record||Ren Jie (CHN)||493.5 (390+103.5)||Munich, Germany||22 May 1999|
|Olympic record||Olga Klochneva (RUS)||490.1 (389+101.1)||Atlanta, United States||21 July 1996|
|Olena Kostevych (UKR)||384||10.6||9.9||10.2||9.5||10.0||9.4||9.4||10.4||10.0||9.9||99.3||483.3||10.2|
|Jasna Šekarić (SCG)||387||10.3||8.6||9.1||8.7||8.9||10.1||9.8||10.1||10.6||10.1||96.3||483.3||9.4|
|Mariya Grozdeva (BUL)||386||9.5||8.2||9.9||9.8||9.8||10.1||9.3||9.7||9.1||10.9||96.3||482.3||10.4|
|4||Ren Jie (CHN)||384||8.9||8.2||10.7||10.7||10.4||10.4||10.5||9.0||9.4||10.1||98.3||482.3||9.7|
|5||Natalia Paderina (RUS)||386||9.1||9.5||10.1||9.5||10.6||10.1||9.2||8.1||10.0||9.7||95.9||481.9||10.0|
|6||Munkhbayar Dorjsuren (GER)||385||10.1||10.6||9.7||9.5||9.0||10.1||9.7||9.3||9.5||9.4||96.9||481.9||9.3|
|7||Cornelia Frölich (SUI)||384||10.3||9.7||9.5||9.6||10.0||10.0||10.4||8.6||9.6||9.8||97.5||481.5|
|8||Irada Ashumova (AZE)||386||10.4||9.4||10.2||10.2||10.5||8.5||8.3||9.9||9.6||8.4||95.4||481.4|