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Shooting at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Shooting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from 28 July to 6 August at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. Fifteen events were included with 390 athletes taking part.[1] The events were the same as in 2008.

Shooting
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue Royal Artillery Barracks
Dates 28 July – 6 August
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The competitions were originally planned for the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Surrey, and the temporary solution at the Royal Artillery Barracks (which is in the River Zone) was adopted later after the International Olympic Committee expressed concerns about the distance between London and Bisley.

Since the pistols used in the 25m and 50m shooting events were deemed by HM Government as prohibited[2] in England, Scotland and Wales after the Dunblane Massacre, special dispensation had to be granted by the UK Government and security criteria met by LOCOG to allow certain events to go ahead.

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QualificationEdit

The qualification system was similar to that used for previous Games, with a fixed number of quota places divided among the nations whose shooters place well at the top-level global and continental championships. However, due to new IOC regulations mandating that all qualification events take place during the last 24 months before the Olympics, no such quota places were awarded during the 2009 ISSF World Cup or the 2010 ISSF World Cup, leading to decreased interest in these competitions to the point where the 2010 competition planned for New Delhi had to be rescheduled and moved to Australia. The International Shooting Sport Federation announced that qualification would commence with the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Munich, which ended on 10 August, almost exactly two years before the Olympics.

Great Britain did not qualify spots through the World Championship, rather its places were guaranteed due to it being the host nation, however it could qualify shooters to the other events. Iran was the only country that did not send shooters to the 2008 Summer Olympics to have qualified a shooter for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

Competition scheduleEdit

Q Qualification F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6
Rifle
Men's 10 m air rifle Q F
Men's 50 m rifle prone Q F
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions Q F
Women's 10 m air rifle Q F
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions Q F
Pistol
Men's 10 m air pistol Q F
Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Q F
Men's 50 m pistol Q F
Women's 10 m air pistol Q F
Women's 25 m pistol Q F
Shotgun
Men's trap Q F
Men's double trap Q F
Men's skeet Q F
Women's trap Q F
Women's skeet Q F


Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 3 2 0 5
2   United States 3 0 1 4
3   Italy 2 3 0 5
4   China 2 2 3 7
5   Belarus 1 0 0 1
  Croatia 1 0 0 1
  Cuba 1 0 0 1
  Great Britain 1 0 0 1
  Romania 1 0 0 1
10   France 0 1 1 2
  India 0 1 1 2
  Serbia 0 1 1 2
  Slovakia 0 1 1 2
14   Belgium 0 1 0 1
  Denmark 0 1 0 1
  Poland 0 1 0 1
  Sweden 0 1 0 1
18   Ukraine 0 0 2 2
19   Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
  Kuwait 0 0 1 1
  Qatar 0 0 1 1
  Russia 0 0 1 1
  Slovenia 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
details
Jin Jong-oh
  South Korea
Luca Tesconi
  Italy
Andrija Zlatić
  Serbia
air rifle
details
Alin Moldoveanu
  Romania
Niccolo Campriani
  Italy
Gagan Narang
  India
rapid fire pistol
details
Leuris Pupo
  Cuba
Vijay Kumar
  India
Ding Feng
  China
pistol
details
Jin Jong-oh
  South Korea
Choi Young-rae
  South Korea
Wang Zhiwei
  China
rifle prone
details
Sergei Martynov
  Belarus WR
Lionel Cox
  Belgium
Rajmond Debevec
  Slovenia
rifle three positions
details
Niccolo Campriani
  Italy OR
Kim Jong-hyun
  South Korea
Matthew Emmons
  United States
skeet
details
Vincent Hancock
  United States
Anders Golding
  Denmark
Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Qatar
trap
details
Giovanni Cernogoraz
  Croatia
Massimo Fabbrizi
  Italy
Fehaid Al-Deehani
  Kuwait
double trap
details
Peter Wilson
  Great Britain
Håkan Dahlby
  Sweden
Vasily Mosin
  Russia

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
details
Guo Wenjun
  China
Céline Goberville
  France
Olena Kostevych
  Ukraine
air rifle
details
Yi Siling
  China
Sylwia Bogacka
  Poland
Yu Dan
  China
pistol
details
Kim Jang-mi
  South Korea
Chen Ying
  China
Olena Kostevych
  Ukraine
rifle three positions
details
Jamie Lynn Gray
  United States OR
Ivana Maksimović
  Serbia
Adéla Sýkorová
  Czech Republic
skeet
details
Kim Rhode
  United States WR
Wei Ning
  China
Danka Barteková
  Slovakia
trap
details
Jessica Rossi
  Italy WR
Zuzana Štefečeková
  Slovakia
Delphine Réau
  France

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooting". 2011. Retrieved 26 Aug 2011. 
  2. ^ ""Firearms Act 1996 Section 5"". 2012. Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Quota Places". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 25 May 2011.