Kateřina Emmons

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Kateřina Emmons
Katerina Emmons.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Czech Republic
Born (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 31)
Plzen, Czech Republic
Residence Plzen, Czech Republic
Grand Rapids, United States
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Shooting
Event(s) AR40, STR3X20

Kateřina Emmons, née Kůrková (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkatɛr̝ɪna ˈkuːrkovaː]) (born November 17, 1983 in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia) is a female Czech sport shooter who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal, and the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won her first gold medal in the women's 10 metre air rifle competition, and the very first gold medal of that particular games.[1]

On her way to the gold medal, Emmons equalled the qualifying round world record and set a new Olympic record by achieving a maximum score of 400. She then proceeded to set a new Olympic record in the final by totalling 503.5.

Olympic results[edit]

Event 2004 2008 2012
50 metre rifle three positions 27th
2nd Silver
10 metre air rifle 3rd Bronze
1st Gold


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)
 Yi Siling (CHN)
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
August 1, 2010
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)
Munich (GER)

Personal life[edit]

Emmons is married to American Olympic rifle shooter Matthew Emmons.[2] They met at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and married in Pilsen on June 30, 2007. They both live and train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. Their daughter, Julia, was born in 2009. Her father currently coaches the Australian shooting team.


  1. ^ "Flash: Emmons wins first gold of the Olympic Games". Beijing 2008. August 9, 2008. Retrieved August 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ European Shooting Page

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