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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Shooting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 17, at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle and pistol events) and Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field (shotgun events). Of the fifteen events, the host country won five.

Shooting
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Shooting pictogram.svg
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle & pistol)
Beijing Shooting Range Clay
Target Field
(shotgun)
Dates9–17 August
Competitors390 from 103 nations
← 2004
2012 →

Highlights included:

The sport also faced its first major doping case, when Kim Jong-su of North Korea was stripped of his medals in 50 metre pistol and 10 metre air pistol after testing positive for propranolol, a beta blocker that some performers use to reduce stage fright and some surgeons use to reduce hand tremors during operations.[2]

Contents

EventsEdit

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Discipline Men Women
Rifle 50 metre rifle prone
50 metre rifle three positions
10 metre air rifle
Pistol 50 metre pistol
25 metre pistol
25 metre rapid fire pistol
10 metre air pistol
Shotgun Skeet
Trap
Double Trap

A NOC may enter up to two athletes in all events except women's trap and skeet events where it can enter only one athlete. Only athletes who achieve the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) can participate at the Olympics. One athlete can achieve only one quota place for his/her NOC in any event. If a quota place is won in a qualification event by a shooter who has already won a quota place in any event, the quota place will be granted to the NOC of the next ranking shooter.

QualificationEdit

Quota places are as follows:

Event 2006 Worlds Shotgun WCH World Cups 2007 Continental championships Host Nation TOTAL
2005 2007 2005 2006 2007 Europe America Asia Africa Oceania
50m Rifle Prone Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 26
10m Air Rifle Men 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 26
50m Pistol Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 2 - - - 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 17
10m Air Pistol Men 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 27
Trap Men 3 1 1 4 4 4 4 3 3 1 2 1 31
Double Trap Men 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 - 17
Skeet Men 3 1 1 4 4 4 5 3 3 1 2 1 32
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
10m Air Rifle Women 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 27
25m Pistol Women 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 26
10m Air Pistol Women 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 26
Skeet Women 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Trap Women 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 18

*Note - there will also be 10 invitation and 14 universality quota places

Event scheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)5218
2  United States (USA)2226
3  Czech Republic (CZE)2103
  Ukraine (UKR)2103
5  Italy (ITA)1203
6  South Korea (KOR)1102
7  Finland (FIN)1012
8  India (IND)1001
9  Russia (RUS)0224
10  Germany (GER)0134
11  Mongolia (MGL)0101
  Norway (NOR)0101
  Slovakia (SVK)0101
14  Australia (AUS)0011
  Croatia (CRO)0011
  Cuba (CUB)0011
  France (FRA)0011
  Georgia (GEO)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
Totals (19 nations)15151545

Men's eventsEdit

 
The medal winners in men's skeet. From left tor right: Tore Brovold, Vincent Hancock, Anthony Terras
Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
details
Pang Wei
  China
Jin Jong-oh
  South Korea
Jason Turner
  United States
air rifle
details
Abhinav Bindra
  India
Zhu Qinan
  China
Henri Häkkinen
  Finland
rapid fire pistol
details
Oleksandr Petriv
  Ukraine
Ralf Schumann
  Germany
Christian Reitz
  Germany
pistol
details
Jin Jong-oh
  South Korea
Tan Zongliang
  China
Vladimir Isakov
  Russia
rifle prone
details
Artur Ayvazyan
  Ukraine
Matthew Emmons
  United States
Warren Potent
  Australia
rifle three positions
details
Qiu Jian
  China
Jury Sukhorukov
  Ukraine
Rajmond Debevec
  Slovenia
skeet
details
Vincent Hancock
  United States
Tore Brovold
  Norway
Anthony Terras
  France
trap
details
David Kostelecký
  Czech Republic
Giovanni Pellielo
  Italy
Aleksei Alipov
  Russia
double trap
details
Walton Eller
  United States
Francesco D'Aniello
  Italy
Hu Binyuan
  China

Kim Jong-su of North Korea originally won the silver medal in the 50 metre pistol and bronze in the 10 metre air pistol, but was disqualified after he tested positive for propranolol.

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
details
Guo Wenjun
  China
Natalia Paderina
  Russia
Nino Salukvadze
  Georgia
air rifle
details
Kateřina Emmons
  Czech Republic
Lioubov Galkina
  Russia
Snježana Pejčić
  Croatia
pistol
details
Chen Ying
  China
Otryadyn Gündegmaa
  Mongolia
Munkhbayar Dorjsuren
  Germany
rifle three positions
details
Du Li
  China
Kateřina Emmons
  Czech Republic
Eglis Yaima Cruz
  Cuba
skeet
details
Chiara Cainero
  Italy
Kimberly Rhode
  United States
Christine Brinker
  Germany
trap
details
Satu Mäkelä-Nummela
  Finland
Zuzana Štefečeková
  Slovakia
Corey Cogdell
  United States

New recordsEdit

 
Vincent Hancock in the finals for men's skeet, in which he earned the gold medal and set records both in the qualifying and finals.
Date Event Round Score Athlete Previous record
World records equalled
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400   Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 400 by Seo Sun-hwa (2002), equalled 12 times
Olympic records broken
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400   Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 399 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Final 503.5   Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 502.0 by Du Li (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Qual. 391   Natalia Paderina (RUS) 390 by Marina Logvinenko (1996) and Tao Luna (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Final 492.3   Guo Wenjun (CHN) 490.1 by Olga Klochneva (1996)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Qual. 145   Walton Eller (USA) 144 by Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Final 190   Walton Eller (USA) 189 by Russell Mark (1996) and Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Final 690.3   Du Li (CHN) 688.4 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
Olympic records equalled
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Qual. 590   Otryadyn Gündegmaa (MGL) 590 by Tao Luna (2000)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Qual. 589   Du Li (CHN) 589 by Renata Mauer (1996)
Olympic records established after rule changes
August 10, 2008 Men's trap Final 146   David Kostelecký (CZE)
August 11, 2008 Women's trap Final 91   Satu Mäkelä-Nummela (FIN)
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Final 793.4   Chen Ying (CHN)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Qual. 72   Chiara Cainero (ITA)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Final 93   Chiara Cainero (ITA)
  Kim Rhode (USA)
  Christine Brinker (GER)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Qual. 583   Keith Sanderson (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Final 780.2   Oleksandr Petriv (UKR)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Qual. 121   Vincent Hancock (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Final 145   Vincent Hancock (USA)
  Tore Brovold (NOR)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic shooters hug as their countries do battle", CNN, August 10, 2008
  2. ^ "Scientificamerican.com". Archived from the original on 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2010-02-28.

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