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

The Women's 10 metre air rifle event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 9 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall. It was the first medal awarded at the 2008 Olympic Games. Kateřina Emmons, who won a bronze medal in Athens four years earlier (then known by her maiden name Kůrková), now went all the way to a gold medal, after becoming the first shooter ever to achieve maximum qualification score (400) in an Olympic air rifle competition.

Women's 10 metre air rifle
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall
DateAugust 9, 2008
Competitors47 from 31 nations
Winning score503.5 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kateřina Emmons  Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lioubov Galkina  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Snježana Pejčić  Croatia
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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 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 50 shots was used to determine final ranking.

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RecordsEdit

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

Qualification records
World record   Seo Sun-hwa (KOR)
  Gao Jing (CHN)
  Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
  Du Li (CHN)
  Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
  Suma Shirur (IND)
  Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
  Monika Haselsberger (AUT)
  Barbara Lechner (GER)
  Zhao Yinghui (CHN)
  Wu Liuxi (CHN)
  Du Li (CHN)
  Sonja Pfeilschifter (GER)
400 Sydney, Australia
Shanghai, China
Munich, Germany
Zagreb, Croatia
Munich, Germany
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Bangkok, Thailand
Athens, Greece
Tallinn, Estonia
Changwon, South Korea
Munich, Germany
Granada, Spain
Milan, Italy
12 April 2002
22 April 2002
24 August 2002
4 June 2003
14 June 2003
13 February 2004
22 February 2004
22 April 2004
5 March 2005
11 April 2005
11 June 2005
4 October 2006
24 May 2008
Olympic record   Lioubov Galkina (RUS) 399 Athens, Greece 14 August 2004
Final records
World record   Sonja Pfeilschifter (GER) 505.0 (400+105.0) Milan, Italy 24 May 2008
Olympic record   Du Li (CHN) 502.0 (398+104.0) Athens, Greece 14 August 2004

During the competition, Kateřina Emmons equalled the world record for the qualification round, setting a new Olympic record of maximum 400 points, and then raised the Olympic final record by 1.5 points to 503.5. Silver medalist Lioubov Galkina also surpassed the old Olympic final record.

Qualification roundEdit

The qualification round was held between 08:30 and 09:45 China Standard Time (UTC+8), with all shooters fitting into a single relay. It was the first competition event after the opening ceremony (although some football matches had been played before it).

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 Total Notes
1 Kateřina Emmons   Czech Republic 100 100 100 100 400 Q EWR OR
2 Lioubov Galkina   Russia 99 100 100 100 399 Q
3 Snježana Pejčić   Croatia 99 100 100 100 399 Q
4 Du Li   China 100 100 100 99 399 Q
5 Jamie Beyerle   United States 98 99 100 100 397 Q
6 Olga Dovgun   Kazakhstan 98 99 100 100 397 Q
7 Sylwia Bogacka   Poland 98 99 100 100 397 Q
8 Marie Laure Gigon   France 99 99 98 100 396 Q
9 Daniela Pešková   Slovakia 100 98 98 100 396
10 Kim Chan-mi   South Korea 98 99 100 99 396
11 Eglis Yaima Cruz   Cuba 100 98 100 98 396
12 Sonja Pfeilschifter   Germany 100 100 98 98 396
13 Kim Yeo-oul   South Korea 98 100 98 99 395
14 Kristina Vestveit   Norway 99 99 98 99 395
15 Emily Caruso   United States 98 100 100 97 395
16 Irene Beyeler   Switzerland 99 100 99 97 395
17 Barbara Lechner   Germany 98 97 100 99 394
18 Olga Desyatskaya   Russia 97 99 99 99 394
19 Laurence Brize   France 99 98 98 99 394
20 Lidija Mihajlović   Serbia 99 97 100 99 394
21 Hanna Etula   Finland 98 99 99 98 394
22 Zorigtyn Batkhuyag   Mongolia 98 99 100 97 394
23 Shimaa Hashad   Egypt 96 98 99 100 393
24 Yosheefin Prasasti   Indonesia 97 98 98 100 393
25 Agnieszka Staroń   Poland 99 96 99 99 393
26 Desislava Balabanova   Bulgaria 99 97 98 99 393
27 Natallia Kalnysh   Ukraine 97 100 98 98 393
28 Valentina Turisini   Italy 99 99 97 98 393
29 Anjali Bhagwat   India 99 99 97 98 393
30 Suzana Cimbal Špirelja   Croatia 99 99 99 96 393
31 Pavla Kalná   Czech Republic 97 97 98 100 392
32 Elena Kuznetsova   Uzbekistan 98 99 99 97 392
33 Annik Marguet   Switzerland 97 96 98 100 391
34 Gyda Olssen   Norway 97 98 97 99 391
35 Anita Toth   Hungary 96 99 97 98 390
36 Sasithorn Hongprasert   Thailand 99 97 97 97 390
37 Zhao Yinghui   China 96 98 97 98 389
38 Marjo Yli-Kiikka   Finland 98 98 96 97 389
39 Avneet Sidhu   India 98 100 96 95 389
40 Thanyalak Chotphibunsin   Thailand 98 97 97 96 388
41 Fabienne Pasetti   Monaco 94 98 98 97 387
42 Susan McCready   Australia 97 94 96 99 386
43 Diliana Mendez   Venezuela 94 97 98 97 386
44 Robyn van Nus   Australia 94 96 97 97 384
45 Dariya Sharipova   Ukraine 97 96 97 94 384
46 Phool Maya Kyapchhaki   Nepal 93 96 97 94 380
47 Yekaterina Arabova   Turkmenistan 93 94 94 95 376

EWR Equalled world record – OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

FinalEdit

The final was held at 10:30 China Standard Time (UTC+8), and about 20 minutes later the first medalists of the Games were known.

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Total Notes
    Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 400 10.6 10.7 9.7 10.9 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.3 10.2 9.9 103.5 503.5 OR
    Lioubov Galkina (RUS) 399 10.7 10.3 9.5 10.2 10.1 10.7 10.3 10.6 10.7 10.0 103.1 502.1
    Snježana Pejčić (CRO) 399 10.6 10.5 10.6 10.0 10.5 9.8 10.3 9.7 9.8 10.1 101.9 500.9
4   Jamie Beyerle (USA) 397 10.6 9.6 10.3 10.4 10.0 10.7 9.9 10.4 10.8 10.1 102.8 499.8
5   Du Li (CHN) 399 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.1 10.0 9.7 10.0 10.4 10.1 100.6 499.6
6   Olga Dovgun (KAZ) 397 10.2 10.1 9.8 10.6 10.0 9.7 10.5 10.6 9.9 9.8 101.1 498.1
7   Marie Laure Gigon (FRA) 396 10.3 9.6 10.4 10.7 10.7 9.9 10.5 10.2 9.8 9.2 101.3 497.3
8   Sylwia Bogacka (POL) 397 10.1 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.9 10.3 9.8 9.9 10.3 9.2 98.7 495.7

OR Olympic record

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