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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre air rifle

The Men's 10 metre air rifle event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 11 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall. Abhinav Bindra became the first ever individual Olympic champion of India.

Men's 10 metre air rifle
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall
DateAugust 11, 2008
Competitors51 from 37 nations
Winning score700.5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Abhinav Bindra  India
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhu Qinan  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henri Häkkinen  Finland
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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.

RecordsEdit

The existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record   Tevarit Majchacheep (THA)
  Denis Sokolov (RUS)
600 Langkawi, Malaysia
Winterthur, Switzerland
27 January 2000
1 March 2008
Olympic record   Zhu Qinan (CHN) 599 Athens, Greece 16 August 2004
Final records
World record   Thomas Farnik (AUT) 703.1 (599+104.1) Granada, Spain 4 October 2006
Olympic record   Zhu Qinan (CHN) 702.7 (599+103.7) Athens, Greece 16 August 2004

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Notes
1 Henri Häkkinen   Finland 100 100 99 100 100 99 598 Q
2 Zhu Qinan   China 100 100 100 100 99 98 597 Q
3 Alin George Moldoveanu   Romania 99 99 99 100 100 99 596 Q
4 Abhinav Bindra   India 100 99 100 98 100 99 596 Q
5 Sergei Kruglov   Russia 100 99 98 98 100 100 595 Q
6 Péter Sidi   Hungary 98 99 100 99 99 100 595 Q
7 Konstantin Prikhodtchenko   Russia 99 99 100 98 99 100 595 Q
8 Stevan Pletikosić   Serbia 100 98 100 98 99 100 595 Q
9 Gagan Narang   India 97 100 100 100 98 100 595
10 Thomas Farnik   Austria 99 99 99 98 100 99 594
11 Oleksandr Lazeykin   Ukraine 99 100 98 100 99 98 594
12 Niccolo Campriani   Italy 99 100 100 98 99 98 594
13 Václav Haman   Czech Republic 99 98 98 99 100 99 593
14 Cao Yifei   China 98 99 99 99 99 99 593
15 Tino Mohaupt   Germany 98 99 99 99 99 99 593
16 Park Bong-duk   South Korea 98 100 98 99 99 99 593
17 Nemanja Mirosavljev   Serbia 99 98 98 100 100 98 593
18 Vitali Bubnovich   Belarus 97 99 99 99 99 99 592
19 Are Hansen   Norway 98 99 98 99 99 99 592
20 Marco De Nicolo   Italy 97 99 100 100 98 98 592
21 Artur Ayvazyan   Ukraine 98 99 99 100 98 98 592
22 Vebjørn Berg   Norway 99 99 100 100 96 98 592
23 Jason Parker   United States 97 99 98 99 98 100 591
24 José Luis Sánchez   Mexico 99 99 97 99 98 99 591
25 Roberto José Elias   Mexico 98 98 98 100 96 100 590
26 Han Jin-seop   South Korea 100 95 98 98 100 99 590
27 Stephen Scherer   United States 98 99 97 97 100 99 590
28 Toshikazu Yamashita   Japan 98 99 99 98 98 98 590
29 Jonathan Hammond   Great Britain 95 98 100 98 99 99 589
30 Christian Planer   Austria 97 98 97 99 100 98 589
31 Rajmond Debevec   Slovenia 96 97 100 99 99 98 589
32 Luis Martínez   Spain 100 99 99 96 97 98 589
33 Robert Kraskowski   Poland 99 99 97 99 98 97 589
34 Oliver Geissmann   Liechtenstein 99 95 98 99 97 100 588
35 Nedžad Fazlija   Bosnia and Herzegovina 98 99 98 98 96 99 588
36 Michael Winter   Germany 97 99 95 100 99 98 588
37 Petar Gorša   Croatia 98 99 97 97 99 98 588
38 Vitaliy Dovgun   Kazakhstan 97 96 99 98 98 99 587
39 Ruslan Ismailov   Kyrgyzstan 97 99 98 97 97 99 587
40 Josselin Henry   France 97 97 97 99 99 98 587
41 Doron Egozi   Israel 98 100 98 98 95 98 587
42 Yuriy Yurkov   Kazakhstan 96 98 99 96 98 99 586
43 Mohamed Abdellah   Egypt 97 100 97 96 100 96 586
44 Liecer Perez   Cuba 95 97 98 99 97 99 585
45 Simon Beyeler   Switzerland 95 98 96 99 97 98 583
46 Mohammad Hossain   Bangladesh 95 98 96 97 95 100 581
47 Matthew Robert Inabinet   Australia 97 94 98 96 98 96 579
48 Siddique Umer   Pakistan 95 96 95 97 98 97 578
49 Benjamin Burge   Australia 98 93 97 95 98 95 576
50 Walter Martínez   Nicaragua 95 95 98 94 94 93 569
51 Saso Nestorov   Macedonia 96 91 93 92 92 94 558

Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Total Shoot-off
    Abhinav Bindra (IND) 596 10.7 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.0 10.2 10.8 104.5 700.5
    Zhu Qinan (CHN) 597 10.2 10.0 9.9 10.2 10.1 10.7 10.1 10.6 10.4 10.5 102.7 699.7
    Henri Häkkinen (FIN) 598 10.1 10.2 10.5 10.0 10.2 10.3 10.0 10.1 10.3 9.7 101.4 699.4
4   Alin George Moldoveanu (ROU) 596 10.2 9.8 10.2 10.1 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.4 10.3 10.6 102.9 698.9
5   Konstantin Prikhodtchenko (RUS) 595 10.1 9.4 10.5 10.3 10.6 10.6 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.7 103.4 698.4 10.0
6   Péter Sidi (HUN) 595 10.3 10.8 9.6 10.8 10.0 10.2 10.7 10.8 10.2 10.0 103.4 698.4 9.1
7   Stevan Pletikosić (SRB) 595 10.3 10.4 10.6 9.7 10.8 10.6 9.6 10.0 9.9 10.8 102.7 697.7
8   Sergei Kruglov (RUS) 595 9.2 10.4 10.0 10.7 9.7 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 102.0 697.0