Pang Wei

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Pang Wei
Pang Wei.jpg
Pang Wei at the Rio 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality  China
Born (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 30)
Baoding, Hebei
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 10 meter air pistol, 50 meter pistol
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Pang.

Pang Wei (simplified Chinese: 庞伟; traditional Chinese: 龐偉; born 19 July 1986) is a Chinese Olympic sports shooter. In 2008, he became the first Chinese person to win an Olympic gold medal in shooting. He won a gold medal in the 10 metre air pistol at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships in the same event, at the age of 20.

On 29 November 2009, Pang married two-time Olympic shooting champion Du Li in his hometown of Baoding, Hebei.[1]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Pang won the gold medal in the men's 10 metre air pistol at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Having won China's first Olympic gold medal in shooting, he was awarded 2,000,000 renminbi (US$292,600) from Chinese sponsors.[2]

Major performances[edit]

  • 2006 World Championships - 1st, 10 metre air pistol
  • 2007 World Cup Final - 3rd, 10 metre air pistol
  • 2007 National Intercity Games - 1st, 50 metre free pistol
  • 2008 Summer Olympics - 10, metre air pistol

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