Keith Sanderson (sport shooter)

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Keith Sanderson (born 1975) is an American sport shooter and holds the Olympic record for the qualification round of 25 meter rapid fire pistol (583 points). After winning the qualification round of the rapid fire pistol competition in the 2008 Olympics, he fell back during the final and finished fifth, the same position he had reached in the 2006 World Championships. He has four medals from ISSF World Cups: a bronze from Munich 2007, a gold from Beijing 2009, where he defeated Vijay Kumar by 0.1 points in the final, another bronze from Munich 2009, and the gold Fort Benning, Georgia where he won by 7 shots.

On the continental level, Sanderson has been successful in other events as well. At the Championship of the Americas held in Salinas, Puerto Rico in 2005, he won gold in 25 meter center-fire pistol and bronze in both 50 meter pistol and 25 meter standard pistol. He failed to place in rapid fire, but two years later, at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, he won the silver medal, defeated only by Cuba's Leuris Pupo.


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