Yi Siling

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Yi Siling
Personal information
Native name 易思玲
Nickname(s) Shooting Beauty
Nationality  China
Born (1989-05-06) May 6, 1989 (age 25)
Guiyang County, Hunan
Alma mater Zhuhai Sports School
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)[1]
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) AR40, STR3X20
Coached by Qiuping Zhang[1]

Yi Siling (Chinese: 易思玲; pinyin: Yì Sīlíng; born May 6, 1989) is a Chinese sports shooter. She started shooting in 2007 and made her international debut in 2009. In 2010, she won the World Championships in the 10m air rifle and became the first person to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the Olympics, she captured the first gold medal of the games by winning the 10m air rifle event.

Athletic career[edit]

Yi Siling was born May 6, 1989 in Guiyang County, Hunan, Guangzhou County Air Force, China.[1][2] She started shooting in 2007 and made her international debut in 2009.[1]

In 2009, Yi won silver at the Asian Championships in the 10m air rifle with a score of 502.9.[1] The next year, she won the event at the 2010 Asian Games with a score of 504.9.[1] Before the World Championships, she was diagnosed with kidney stones and had to undergo surgery. She made a full recovery and finished first at the World Championships with a score of 505.6.[1] In the process, she set a new world record and became the first person to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

In 2011, Yi placed second at the Asian Championships in the 10m air rifle with a score of 501.1. In 2012, she won the event with a score of 502.2.[1]

Yi entered the 2012 Olympics ranked number one in the world at the 10m air rifle.[5] In Olympic competition she scored 399 out of a possible 400 in the preliminary round, tying for first place with Sylwia Bogacka. In the finals at the Royal Artillery Barracks, she turned in a score of 10+ on every shot, while Bogacka had a costly 9.7 on shot eight of ten.[5] Thus, Yi out shot Sylwia Bogacka 103.9 to 103.2 in the finals to win the first gold medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics with a total score of 502.9.[5] Of her victory, Yi commented "My stability help me a lot today and at the same time I think I'm quite lucky".[5]

Including her Olympic win, Yi has won ten medals and made the finals 13 times in 16 career events.[3] She has announced that she plans to try to defend her gold at the next Olympics.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Yi attended Zhuhai Sports School in Zhuhai, China for her education. Before taking up shooting, she tried track and field and dancing.[1] She is nicknamed "Shooting Beauty" due to her good looks.[1]

After the 2012 Olympics, Yi said she planned to take a vacation and spend time with her family. "I have been away from home for more than a year and now I miss my family a lot," she said.[5]

Records[edit]

Current world records held in 10 metre air rifle
Women Qualification 400  Seo Sun-hwa (KOR)
 Gao Jing (CHN)
 Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
 Du Li (CHN)
 Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
 Suma Shirur (IND)
 Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
 Monika Haselsberger (AUT)
 Barbara Lechner (GER)
 Zhao Yinghui (CHN)
 Wu Liuxi (CHN)
 Du Li (CHN)
 Sonja Pfeilschifter (GER)
 Kateřina Emmons (CZE)
 Lioubov Galkina (RUS)
April 12, 2002
April 22, 2002
August 24, 2002
June 4, 2003
June 14, 2003
February 13, 2004
February 22, 2004
April 22, 2004
March 5, 2005
April 11, 2005
June 11, 2005
October 4, 2006
May 24, 2008
August 9, 2008
November 5, 2008
Sydney (AUS)
Shanghai (CHN)
Munich (GER)
Zagreb (CRO)
Munich (GER)
Kuala Lumpur (MAS)
Bangkok (THA)
Athens (GRE)
Tallinn (EST)
Changwon (KOR)
Munich (GER)
Granada (ESP)
Milan (ITA)
Beijing (CHN)
Bangkok (THA)
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Final 505.6  Yi Siling (CHN) (400+105.6) August 1, 2010 Munich (GER) edit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Siling Yi - Shooting". London 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yi Siling Wins Olympic Gold Medal in Women's 10m Air Rifle". Women of China. July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Yi Siling of China wins 10-meter air rifle, claims 1st gold medal of the London Olympics". Washington Post. Associated Press. July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yi claims gold at women's 10m rifle at Guangzhou Asiad". People's Daily. Xinhua. November 13, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Chinese markswoman Yi shoots down first London Games gold". People's Daily. Xinhua. July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 

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