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Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 25 metre pistol

The Women's 25 metre pistol event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 13 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall. It was won by the reigning World champion, Chen Ying of the host nation, while Otryadyn Gündegmaa won Mongolia's second Olympic medal in shooting ahead of Munkhbayar Dorjsuren who won its first, 16 years earlier, but now competes for Germany.

Women's 25 metre pistol
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall
DateAugust 13, 2008
Competitors41 from 28 nations
Winning score793.4 (OR)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Ying  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Otryadyn Gündegmaa  Mongolia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Munkhbayar Dorjsuren  Germany
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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 pistol at 25 metres distance. Scores for each shot were in increments of 1, with a maximum score of 10. The first 30 shots were in the precision stage, with series of 5 shots being shot within 5 minutes. The second set of 30 shots gave shooters 3 seconds to take each shot.

The top 8 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired an additional 20 shots. These shots scored in increments of .1, with a maximum score of 10.9. They were fired in four sets of 5 rapid fire shots. The total score from all 80 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   Diana Iorgova (BUL)
  Tao Luna (CHN)
594 Milan, Italy
Munich, Germany
31 May 1994
23 August 2002
Olympic record   Tao Luna (CHN) 590 Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000
Final records
World record   Mariya Grozdeva (BUL) 796.7 (591+205.7) Changwon, South Korea 11 April 2005
Olympic record ISSF Rule changed on 01.01.2005

Qualification roundEdit

The precision stage was fired at 09:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8), with all participants fitting into a single relay. In this stage, the time limit for each five-shot string is five minutes. Sonia Franquet of Spain took a two-point lead.

The rapid fire stage was fired at 12:00, with all participants fitting into a single relay. In this stage, the shooter must fire one shot each within three-second time frames, and the arm must be held at a 45 degree angle until the lights turn green, signalling the beginning of these time frames. To compensate for the shorter time, the score zones are larger than in the precision round. Mongolia's Otryadyn Gündegmaa shot 29 tens and only 1 nine, taking the overall lead and equalling the Olympic record for the qualification round that Tao Luna had set in Sydney (as opposed to Gündegmaa's 291+299, Tao had shot her record 299+291).

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 PR 4 5 6 RF Total Notes
1 Otryadyn Gündegmaa   Mongolia 97 96 98 291 100 100 99 299 590 Q EOR
2 Munkhbayar Dorjsuren   Germany 97 97 98 292 98 98 99 295 587 Q
3 Chen Ying   China 96 95 100 291 98 98 98 294 585 Q
4 Jo Yong-suk   North Korea 98 94 97 289 98 99 98 295 584 Q
5 Mariya Grozdeva   Bulgaria 97 95 95 287 100 97 99 296 583 Q
6 Luisa Maida   El Salvador 99 96 97 292 96 97 97 290 582 Q
7 Fei Fengji   China 95 99 98 292 97 96 97 290 582 Q
8 Tanyaporn Prucksakorn   Thailand 98 96 97 291 97 99 95 291 582 Q
9 Sonia Franquet   Spain 97 98 99 294 97 96 95 288 582
10 Michiko Fukushima   Japan 95 96 97 288 97 97 99 293 581
11 Ahn Soo-kyeong   South Korea 97 95 96 288 97 98 98 293 581
12 Tsogbadrakhyn Mönkhzul   Mongolia 95 98 97 290 97 96 98 291 581
13 Viktoria Chaika   Belarus 97 99 96 292 96 95 98 289 581
14 Lalita Yauhleuskaya   Australia 97 96 97 290 98 98 95 291 581
15 Brigitte Roy   France 96 97 96 289 95 97 99 291 580
16 Nino Salukvadze   Georgia 96 98 98 292 95 95 98 288 580
17 Lee Ho-lim   South Korea 98 95 96 289 98 97 96 291 580
18 Yuliya Alipava   Russia 97 96 94 287 98 95 99 292 579
19 Natalia Paderina   Russia 96 97 99 292 97 94 96 287 579
20 Lenka Marušková   Czech Republic 97 97 92 286 94 99 99 292 578
21 Jasna Šekarić   Serbia 96 95 94 285 99 98 96 293 578
22 Stephanie Tirode   France 98 96 97 291 94 95 97 286 577
23 Stefanie Thurmann   Germany 95 97 99 291 94 93 98 285 576
24 Maura Genovesi   Italy 97 96 93 286 96 97 97 290 576
25 Elizabeth Callahan   United States 97 97 93 287 94 96 98 288 575
26 Olena Kostevych   Ukraine 95 100 93 288 94 95 98 287 575
27 Sławomira Szpek   Poland 96 93 94 283 98 98 96 292 575
28 Rebecca Snyder   United States 96 96 95 287 98 94 96 288 575
29 Sandra Kolly   Switzerland 98 94 97 289 94 96 95 285 574
30 Mirosława Sagun Lewandowska   Poland 96 95 97 288 95 99 92 286 574
31 Zauresh Baibussinova   Kazakhstan 92 95 94 281 97 97 96 290 571
32 Zsófia Csonka   Hungary 95 95 97 287 95 93 96 284 571
33 Dina Aspandiyarova   Australia 95 99 96 290 93 94 94 281 571
34 Michaela Musilová   Czech Republic 96 97 95 288 97 94 92 283 571
35 Lindita Kodra   Albania 92 94 97 283 98 97 92 287 570
36 Maria Pilar Fernandez   Spain 97 96 98 291 83 95 100 278 569
37 Irena Tanova   Bulgaria 97 93 90 280 94 97 98 289 569
38 Zhanna Shapialevich   Belarus 94 96 97 287 92 95 95 282 569
39 Huang Yi-ling   Chinese Taipei 91 95 95 281 94 97 91 282 563
40 Carmen Malo   Ecuador 94 93 94 281 90 92 96 278 559
41 Avianna Chao   Canada 94 95 88 277 96 92 83 281 558

EOR Equalled Olympic record – PR Precision stage – Q Qualified for final – RF Rapid fire stage

FinalEdit

The final round consisted of four additional five-shot rapid fire strings. As the final rules had changed since 2004, the winner was guaranteed to establish a new Olympic record.

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 Final Total Notes
    Chen Ying (CHN) 585 52.5 53.1 52.5 50.3 208.4 793.4 OR
    Otryadyn Gündegmaa (MGL) 590 51.1 51.1 49.0 51.0 202.2 792.2
    Munkhbayar Dorjsuren (GER) 587 48.7 50.0 52.6 50.9 202.2 789.2
4   Fei Fengji (CHN) 582 52.4 51.3 50.8 51.4 205.9 787.9
5   Mariya Grozdeva (BUL) 583 49.2 49.9 52.5 52.0 203.6 786.6
6   Jo Yong-suk (PRK) 584 49.9 50.3 49.5 49.7 199.4 783.4
7   Tanyaporn Prucksakorn (THA) 582 49.5 47.6 49.6 49.0 195.7 777.7
8   Luisa Maida (ESA) 582 47.8 46.0 51.7 46.5 192.0 774.0

OR Olympic record