Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Shooting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 17, at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle and pistol events) and Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field (shotgun events). Of the fifteen events, the host country won five.

Shooting
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle & pistol)
Beijing Shooting Range Clay
Target Field
(shotgun)
Dates9–17 August
Competitors390 from 103 nations

Highlights included:

The sport also faced its first major doping case, when Kim Jong-su of North Korea was stripped of his medals in 50 metre pistol and 10 metre air pistol after testing positive for propranolol, a beta blocker that some performers use to reduce stage fright and some surgeons use to reduce hand tremors during operations.[2]

Events

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Discipline Men Women
Rifle 50 metre rifle prone
50 metre rifle three positions
10 metre air rifle
Pistol 50 metre pistol
25 metre pistol
25 metre rapid fire pistol
10 metre air pistol
Shotgun Skeet
Trap
Double Trap

A NOC may enter up to two athletes in all events except women's trap and skeet events where it can enter only one athlete. Only athletes who achieve the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) can participate at the Olympics. One athlete can achieve only one quota place for his/her NOC in any event. If a quota place is won in a qualification event by a shooter who has already won a quota place in any event, the quota place will be granted to the NOC of the next ranking shooter.

Qualification

Quota places are as follows:

Event 2006 Worlds Shotgun WCH World Cups 2007 Continental championships Host Nation TOTAL
2005 2007 2005 2006 2007 Europe America Asia Africa Oceania
50m Rifle Prone Men4--44432211-25
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men4--44432211126
10m Air Rifle Men5--44432211-26
50m Pistol Men4--44432211-25
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men2---4421111117
10m Air Pistol Men5--44432211127
Trap Men31144443312131
Double Trap Men211-4411111-17
Skeet Men31144453312132
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women4--44432211-25
10m Air Rifle Women5--44432211127
25m Pistol Women4--44432211126
10m Air Pistol Women5--44432211-26
Skeet Women211-4411111118
Trap Women211-4411111118

*Note - there will also be 10 invitation and 14 universality quota places

Event schedule

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)5218
2 United States (USA)2226
3 Czech Republic (CZE)2103
 Ukraine (UKR)2103
5 Italy (ITA)1203
6 South Korea (KOR)1102
7 Finland (FIN)1012
8 India (IND)1001
9 Russia (RUS)0224
10 Germany (GER)0134
11 Mongolia (MGL)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
 Slovakia (SVK)0101
14 Australia (AUS)0011
 Croatia (CRO)0011
 Cuba (CUB)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Georgia (GEO)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
Totals (19 nations)15151545

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
Pang Wei
 China
Jin Jong-oh
 South Korea
Jason Turner
 United States
air rifle
Abhinav Bindra
 India
Zhu Qinan
 China
Henri Häkkinen
 Finland
rapid fire pistol
Oleksandr Petriv
 Ukraine
Ralf Schumann
 Germany
Christian Reitz
 Germany
pistol
Jin Jong-oh
 South Korea
Tan Zongliang
 China
Vladimir Isakov
 Russia
rifle prone
Artur Ayvazyan
 Ukraine
Matthew Emmons
 United States
Warren Potent
 Australia
rifle three positions
Qiu Jian
 China
Jury Sukhorukov
 Ukraine
Rajmond Debevec
 Slovenia
skeet
Vincent Hancock
 United States
Tore Brovold
 Norway
Anthony Terras
 France
trap
David Kostelecký
 Czech Republic
Giovanni Pellielo
 Italy
Aleksei Alipov
 Russia
double trap
Walton Eller
 United States
Francesco D'Aniello
 Italy
Hu Binyuan
 China

Kim Jong-su of North Korea originally won the silver medal in the 50 metre pistol and bronze in the 10 metre air pistol, but was disqualified after he tested positive for propranolol.

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
air pistol
Guo Wenjun
 China
Natalia Paderina
 Russia
Nino Salukvadze
 Georgia
air rifle
Kateřina Emmons
 Czech Republic
Lioubov Galkina
 Russia
Snježana Pejčić
 Croatia
pistol
Chen Ying
 China
Otryadyn Gündegmaa
 Mongolia
Munkhbayar Dorjsuren
 Germany
rifle three positions
Du Li
 China
Kateřina Emmons
 Czech Republic
Eglis Yaima Cruz
 Cuba
skeet
Chiara Cainero
 Italy
Kimberly Rhode
 United States
Christine Brinker
 Germany
trap
Satu Mäkelä-Nummela
 Finland
Zuzana Štefečeková
 Slovakia
Corey Cogdell
 United States

New records

Date Event Round Score Athlete Previous record
World records equalled
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 400 by Seo Sun-hwa (2002), equalled 12 times
Olympic records broken
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 399 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Final 503.5  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 502.0 by Du Li (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Qual. 391  Natalia Paderina (RUS) 390 by Marina Logvinenko (1996) and Tao Luna (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Final 492.3  Guo Wenjun (CHN) 490.1 by Olga Klochneva (1996)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Qual. 145  Walton Eller (USA) 144 by Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Final 190  Walton Eller (USA) 189 by Russell Mark (1996) and Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Final 690.3  Du Li (CHN) 688.4 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
Olympic records equalled
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Qual. 590  Otryadyn Gündegmaa (MGL) 590 by Tao Luna (2000)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Qual. 589  Du Li (CHN) 589 by Renata Mauer (1996)
Olympic records established after rule changes
August 10, 2008 Men's trap Final 146  David Kostelecký (CZE)
August 11, 2008 Women's trap Final 91  Satu Mäkelä-Nummela (FIN)
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Final 793.4  Chen Ying (CHN)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Qual. 72  Chiara Cainero (ITA)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Final 93  Chiara Cainero (ITA)
 Kim Rhode (USA)
 Christine Brinker (GER)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Qual. 583  Keith Sanderson (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Final 780.2  Oleksandr Petriv (UKR)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Qual. 121  Vincent Hancock (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Final 145  Vincent Hancock (USA)
 Tore Brovold (NOR)

See also

References

  1. "Olympic shooters hug as their countries do battle", CNN, August 10, 2008
  2. "Scientificamerican.com". Archived from the original on 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
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