Zhang Shan

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Zhang Shan
Medal record
Competitor for  China
Shooting
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona Skeet Shooting
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Shan (simplified Chinese: 张山; traditional Chinese: 張山; pinyin: Zhāng Shān; born March 23, 1968 in Sichuan) is a Chinese sports shooter and Olympic Champion. She won the gold medal in the Olympic Skeet Shooting event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1]

This event was mixed, open to both men and women. Zhang Shan was the only woman to win a medal in this mixed event from 1972 to 1992. Zhang was not able to defend her title as the event was open to men only in 1996. In 2000 a women's Olympic skeet competition was added, and Zhang has remained a World-class competitor but failed to win any further Olympic medals. Shan is currently in Sports Management in China and is part of the Chinese Shooting Team management for the Beijing Olympics. She has remained active in shooting competitions around the world and will probably compete in the London Olympics. Zhang began her training in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan province.

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1992 1996 2000
Skeet (mixed) 1 Gold
150+50+23
Not held
Skeet (women) Not held 8th
69

Records[edit]

Current world records held in Skeet
Women Teams 214  China (Wei, Yu, Zhang) September 5, 2007 Nicosia (CYP) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics – Barcelona, Spain – Shooting" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 9, 2008)