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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre rifle prone

The Men's 50 metre rifle prone event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

Men's 50 metre rifle prone
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall
DateAugust 15, 2008
Competitors56 from 36 nations
Winning score702.7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Artur Ayvazyan  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matthew Emmons  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Warren Potent  Australia
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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.

RecordsEdit

The existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record   Viatcheslav Botchkarev (URS)
  Stevan Pletikosić (YUG)
  Jean-Pierre Amat (FRA)
  Christian Klees (GER)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Thomas Tamas (USA)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Petr Litvinchuk (BLR)
  Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
  Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
  Christian Lusch (GER)
  Eric Uptagrafft (USA)
  Valérian Sauveplane (FRA)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Matthew Emmons (USA)
  Guy Starik (ISR)
600 Zagreb, Croatia
Munich, Germany
Havana, Cuba
Atlanta, United States
Munich, Germany
Barcelona, Spain
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany
Pilsen, Czech Republic
Sydney, Australia
Bangkok, Thailand
Fort Benning, United States
Fort Benning, United States
Munich, Germany
Guangzhou, China
Bangkok, Thailand
Munich, Germany
13 July 1989
29 August 1991
27 April 1994
25 July 1996
23 May 1997
29 August 1998
4 September 1998
8 June 2000
11 June 2003
18 July 2003
3 March 2004
27 October 2004
11 May 2005
11 May 2005
26 August 2005
29 March 2006
9 May 2007
18 May 2008
Olympic record   Christian Klees (GER) 600 Atlanta, United States 25 July 1996
Final records
World record   Christian Klees (GER)
  Warren Potent (AUS)
704.8 (600+104.8)
704.8 (599+105.8)
Atlanta, United States
Beijing, China
25 July 1996
18 April 2008
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 Artur Ayvazyan   Ukraine 100 100 100 100 100 99 599 Q
2 Matthew Emmons   United States 99 100 98 100 100 100 597 Q
3 Vebjørn Berg   Norway 99 99 100 99 99 100 596 Q
4 Warren Potent   Australia 99 99 99 99 99 100 595 Q
5 Juha Hirvi   Finland 100 100 100 97 99 99 595 Q
6 Sergei Martynov   Belarus 100 99 98 100 100 98 595 Q
7 Konstantin Prikhodtchenko   Russia 99 100 100 99 99 98 595 Q
8 Valérian Sauveplane   France 98 100 97 100 100 99 594 Q
9 Michael Anti   United States 99 98 99 99 100 99 594
10 Stevan Pletikosić   Serbia 99 99 99 98 100 99 594
11 Espen Berg-Knutsen   Norway 100 98 99 100 98 99 594
12 Guy Starik   Israel 98 99 100 99 100 98 594
13 Artem Khadjibekov   Russia 100 99 99 99 99 98 594
14 Robert Eastham   New Zealand 99 100 100 99 98 98 594
15 Marco De Nicolo   Italy 99 98 98 100 99 99 593
16 Jozef Gönci   Slovakia 99 99 98 100 98 99 593
17 Petr Litvinchuk   Belarus 97 100 100 99 98 99 593
18 Toshikazu Yamashita   Japan 99 99 99 99 99 98 593
19 Qiu Jian   China 99 100 98 99 99 98 593
20 Vitaliy Dovgun   Kazakhstan 96 99 99 100 100 98 592
21 Rajmond Debevec   Slovenia 99 99 97 100 99 98 592
22 Gil Simkovitch   Israel 100 97 99 100 98 98 592
23 Josselin Henry   France 99 100 99 98 99 97 592
24 Maik Eckhardt   Germany 99 100 99 100 97 97 592
25 Robert Kraskowski   Poland 98 98 100 97 99 99 591
26 Sanjeev Rajput   India 97 100 99 98 99 98 591
27 Jia Zhanbo   China 100 99 97 99 98 98 591
28 Kim Hak-man   South Korea 99 100 98 99 99 96 591
29 Miroslav Varga   Czech Republic 98 96 100 98 98 100 590
30 Mario Knögler   Austria 98 98 97 99 99 99 590
31 Michael Winter   Germany 98 98 98 98 99 99 590
32 Marcel Bürge   Switzerland 98 98 97 100 99 98 590
33 Nemanja Mirosavljev   Serbia 100 99 99 97 99 96 590
34 Jonathan Hammond   Great Britain 99 97 96 98 99 100 589
35 Gagan Narang   India 98 98 99 96 99 99 589
36 Jury Sukhorukov   Ukraine 98 99 98 99 97 98 589
37 Salman Zaman   Bahrain 98 97 95 100 99 99 588
38 Niccolo Campriani   Italy 98 97 97 99 98 99 588
39 Péter Sidi   Hungary 99 99 97 96 98 99 588
40 Benjamin Burge   Australia 99 100 96 98 96 99 588
41 Christian Planer   Austria 98 98 98 99 98 97 588
42 Yuriy Yurkov   Kazakhstan 99 97 98 99 98 97 588
43 Park Bong-duk   South Korea 99 98 97 96 99 98 587
44 Johannes Sauer   Canada 96 99 97 99 98 98 587
45 Nedžad Fazlija   Bosnia and Herzegovina 96 96 100 98 98 98 586
46 Tomáš Jeřábek   Czech Republic 98 98 96 98 99 97 586
47 Henri Häkkinen   Finland 99 95 98 99 98 97 586
48 Simon Beyeler   Switzerland 100 97 94 99 97 98 585
49 Petar Gorša   Croatia 98 99 97 97 99 93 583
50 Luis Martínez   Spain 98 97 94 99 97 97 582
51 Dadallah Al-Bulushi   Oman 96 97 98 95 100 96 582
52 Liecer Perez   Cuba 96 96 97 99 99 95 582
53 Ned Gerard   Virgin Islands 96 96 95 98 97 98 580
54 Ruslan Ismailov   Kyrgyzstan 94 96 97 96 96 99 578
55 Walter Martínez   Nicaragua 96 96 92 96 99 97 576
56 Hazem Mohamed   Egypt 97 97 96 95 95 96 576

Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Total
    Artur Ayvazyan (UKR) 599 10.4 10.6 10.2 10.6 10.2 10.4 10.8 10.0 10.2 10.3 103.7 702.7
    Matthew Emmons (USA) 597 10.0 10.8 10.6 9.8 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.4 10.4 104.7 701.7
    Warren Potent (AUS) 595 10.3 10.6 10.6 10.3 10.4 10.7 10.5 10.8 10.6 10.7 105.5 700.5
4   Vebjørn Berg (NOR) 596 10.1 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.9 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.2 103.1 699.1
5   Konstantin Prikhodtchenko (RUS) 595 10.8 10.6 10.9 10.3 9.9 10.1 9.9 10.3 10.6 10.6 104.0 699.0
6   Valérian Sauveplane (FRA) 594 10.8 10.5 9.4 10.5 10.4 10.7 10.8 10.4 10.8 10.5 104.8 698.8
7   Juha Hirvi (FIN) 595 10.2 10.5 9.3 10.5 10.7 10.0 10.7 10.8 10.6 10.2 103.5 698.5
8   Sergei Martynov (BLR) 595 9.8 10.6 10.3 9.9 10.1 10.7 10.8 10.6 10.0 10.5 103.3 698.3