Jin Jong-oh

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Jin Jong-oh
KOCIS London Korea Jinjongoh Shooting 06 (7683325808).jpg
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1979-09-24) September 24, 1979 (age 34)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 50 metre pistol, 10 metre air pistol
Club KT Sports
Korean name
Hangul 진종오
Revised Romanization Jin Jong-o
McCune–Reischauer Chin Chong-o
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jin.

Jin Jong-oh (born September 24, 1979 in Gangwon) is a male South Korea sports shooter who competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. A triple Olympic Champion, he is one of the most successful individual shooters at the Olympics and the only athlete to have won two consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's 50 metre pistol.


On August 17, 2004, Jin won the Silver medal in the men's 50 m pistol at the 2004 Summer Olympics, with two low-scoring shots in the final round after winning the qualification round.

On August 12, 2008, Jin won the Gold medal in the men's 50 m pistol at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He also gained the Silver medal in the men's 10 m air pistol on August 9 of the same year.

On 28 July 2012, Jin won the Gold medal in the men's 10 m air pistol at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] On 5 August, he won the Gold medal in the men's 50 m pistol, becoming the first man to successfully defend the 50 metre pistol Olympic title. By doing so, Jin also became the first person to win the men's 10 metre air pistol and 50 metre pistol gold medals at the same Olympics and one of the five shooters to win two individual gold medals at one Olympics, being the first man to have done so since Otto Olsen of Norway at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He is one of three shooters to have won three Olympic individual gold medals, along with Ralf Schumann of Germany and Kim Rhode of the United States. He became the first Korean athlete to win three individual Olympic gold medals, to win four (and five) individual Olympic medals, to defend an individual title in the Summer Olympics (while Sim Kwon-Ho won Olympic gold medals for Greco-Roman Wrestling in 1996 and 2000, he won two different weight divisions), to win two individual gold medals at one Summer Olympic Games and to win an individual medal for one event at three consecutive Olympic Games (Kim Soo-Nyung won individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively for Archery in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 but these Olympics were non-consecutive).

Current world records held in 10 metre air pistol
Men Qualification 594  Jin Jong-oh (KOR) April 12, 2009 Changwon (KOR) edit


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