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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 10 metre air pistol

The Women's 10 metre air pistol event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 10 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall. Natalia Paderina of Russia set a new Olympic record in the qualification round with 391 points out of 400, but entering the final Guo Wenjun was only one point behind and through the last ten shots emerged as the winner. After the competition, Paderina (silver) and Georgian veteran Nino Salukvadze (bronze) posed together, showing the world that their friendship was unaffected by the newly broken-out war in South Ossetia, which only a day earlier had threatened Salukvadze's participation in the Olympics; Salukvadze took the opportunity to take a stand for a peaceful solution.[1]

Women's 10 metre air pistol
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall
DateAugust 10, 2008
Competitors44 from 30 nations
Winning score492.3 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Guo Wenjun  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Natalia Paderina  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nino Salukvadze  Georgia
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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.

RecordsEdit

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

Qualification records
World record   Svetlana Smirnova (RUS) 393 Munich, Germany 23 May 1998
Olympic record   Marina Logvinenko (RUS)
  Tao Luna (CHN)
390 Atlanta, United States
Athens, Greece
21 July 1996
17 August 2004
Final records
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

Both Olympic records were broken during the competition: the qualification record was raised to 391 by Natalia Paderina and the final record to 492.3 (390+102.3) by Guo Wenjun.

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 Total Notes
1 Natalia Paderina   Russia 97 98 98 98 391 Q OR
2 Guo Wenjun   China 96 98 99 97 390 Q
3 Tsogbadrakhyn Mönkhzul   Mongolia 96 95 97 99 387 Q
4 Nino Salukvadze   Georgia 97 96 96 97 386 Q
5 Viktoria Chaika   Belarus 97 94 96 97 384 Q
6 Jasna Šekarić   Serbia 96 94 98 96 384 Q
7 Mirosława Sagun-Lewandowska   Poland 95 96 97 96 384 Q
8 Mira Nevansuu   Finland 99 95 95 95 384 Q
9 Svetlana Smirnova   Russia 96 95 94 98 383
10 Claudia Verdicchio   Germany 93 98 96 96 383
11 Mariya Grozdeva   Bulgaria 96 93 95 98 382
12 Otryadyn Gündegmaa   Mongolia 97 93 95 97 382
13 Zauresh Baibussinova   Kazakhstan 94 94 98 96 382
14 Sonia Franquet   Spain 93 97 96 96 382
15 Jo Yong-Suk   North Korea 98 96 93 95 382
16 Kim Yun-Mi   South Korea 96 95 97 94 382
17 Cornelia Frölich   Switzerland 96 96 94 95 381
18 Lalita Yauhleuskaya   Australia 97 95 96 93 381
19 Ren Jie   China 97 96 95 93 381
20 Tanyaporn Prucksakorn   Thailand 95 95 93 97 380
21 Lee Ho-lim   South Korea 92 97 95 96 380
22 Huang Yi-ling   Chinese Taipei 96 93 94 96 379
23 Brigitte Roy   France 93 94 97 95 379
24 Munkhbayar Dorjsuren   Germany 95 93 97 94 379
25 Maria Pilar Fernandez   Spain 93 97 96 93 379
26 Lenka Marušková   Czech Republic 96 96 94 93 379
27 Sandra Kolly   Switzerland 94 92 97 95 378
28 Maura Genovesi   Italy 94 94 95 95 378
29 Zsófia Csonka   Hungary 94 93 97 94 378
30 Sławomira Szpek   Poland 95 95 94 94 378
31 Olena Kostevych   Ukraine 98 93 94 93 378
32 Irena Tanova   Bulgaria 96 93 95 93 377
33 Stephanie Tirode   France 96 94 94 93 377
34 Luisa Maida   El Salvador 94 93 93 95 375
35 Michaela Musilová   Czech Republic 95 94 93 93 375
36 Dina Aspandiyarova   Australia 96 96 94 89 375
37 Brenda Shinn   United States 89 98 93 93 373
38 Michiko Fukushima   Japan 91 94 97 91 373
39 Avianna Chao   Canada 89 93 94 94 370
40 Lindita Kodra   Albania 92 93 93 92 370
41 Rebecca Snyder   United States 93 92 94 91 370
42 Zhanna Shapialevich   Belarus 91 92 95 90 368
43 Carolina Lozado   Uruguay 93 92 92 90 367
44 Patricia Wilka   Paraguay 90 91 27 208 DNF

DNF Did not finish – OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Total Notes
    Guo Wenjun (CHN) 390 10.0 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.1 10.3 9.4 10.7 10.8 9.7 102.3 492.3 OR
    Natalia Paderina (RUS) 391 10.0 8.5 10.0 10.2 10.6 10.5 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.3 98.1 489.1
    Nino Salukvadze (GEO) 386 9.8 10.3 10.0 9.5 10.2 10.7 10.4 10.6 9.1 10.8 101.4 487.4
4   Viktoria Chaika (BLR) 384 9.3 9.4 10.4 10.1 10.2 10.5 9.2 10.5 9.8 8.6 98.0 482.0
5   Mirosława Sagun-Lewandowska (POL) 384 8.1 10.3 9.2 9.9 9.8 10.4 9.9 9.4 10.7 9.6 97.3 481.3
6   Jasna Šekarić (SRB) 384 10.2 9.6 9.9 9.9 9.3 9.1 9.7 10.0 9.3 9.9 96.9 480.9
7   Mira Nevansuu (FIN) 384 8.7 9.3 9.2 10.3 9.8 10.0 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.7 96.5 480.5
8   Tsogbadrakhyn Mönkhzul (MGL) 387 9.3 10.0 8.7 8.3 9.2 9.5 8.5 10.7 9.2 9.2 92.6 479.6

OR Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gardner, Alan (10 August 2008), Russian and Georgian medalists embrace on podium, The Guardian, retrieved 2008-08-10