Shooting at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre air pistol

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Men's 10 metre air pistol
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Wolf Creek Shooting Complex
Competitors 50 from 31 nations
Winning score 684.2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Roberto Di Donna  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Wang Yifu  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tanyu Kiryakov  Bulgaria
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Men's 10 metre air pistol was one of the fifteen shooting events at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The defending champion, Wang Yifu, set an Olympic record of 587 points in the qualification round, taking a two-point lead. His lead increased during the final up to the last shot, where he scored a mere 6.5, and then fainted. He still won his fourth Olympic medal but lost the gold to Roberto Di Donna by the closest possible margin, 0.1 point. Medical staff of the Atlanta Games connected the incident to the heat, around 99 °F (37 °C) outside (although the final hall was air-conditioned).[1]

Qualification round[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Score Notes
1 Wang Yifu  China 587 Q OR
2 Jerzy Pietrzak  Poland 585 Q
3 Roberto Di Donna  Italy 585 Q
4 Tanyu Kiryakov  Bulgaria 584 Q
5 Friedhelm Sack  Namibia 583 Q
6 Sergei Pyzhianov  Russia 583 Q
7 Igor Basinski  Belarus 582 Q
8 Tan Zongliang  China 581 Q
9 Artur Gevorgjan  Germany 580
9 Kanstantsin Lukashyk  Belarus 580
9 Hans-Jürgen Bauer-Neumaier  Germany 580
12 Gerard Fernandez  France 579
12 Vladimir Isakov  Russia 579
12 Kim Sung-joon  South Korea 579
12 Viktor Makarov  Ukraine 579
12 Yuri Melentiev  Kyrgyzstan 579
17 Vigilio Fait  Italy 578
17 Constantin Tarloiu  Romania 578
19 Skukhrat Akhmedov  Uzbekistan 577
19 Oleksandr Bliznyuchenko  Ukraine 577
19 Zoltán Papanitz  Hungary 577
19 Bernardo Tobar  Colombia 577
23 Lennart Andersson  Sweden 576
23 Zsolt Karacs  Hungary 576
23 Martin Tenk  Czech Republic 576
26 Sorin Babii  Romania 575
26 Pål Hembre  Norway 575
26 Ragnar Skanåker  Sweden 575
29 Phillip Adams  Australia 574
29 Tomohiro Kida  Japan 574
29 Afanasijs Kuzmins  Latvia 574
29 Marek Nowak  Poland 574
29 Jakkrit Panichpatikum  Thailand 574
29 Jaspal Rana  India 574
29 Bengt Sandstrom  Australia 574
36 Franck Dumoulin  France 573
36 Kim Sung-joon  South Korea 573
36 Sergio Sanchez  Guatemala 573
39 Stanislav Jirkal  Czech Republic 572
39 Alex Tripolski  Israel 572
41 Neal Caloia  United States 571
41 Tu Tai Hsing  Chinese Taipei 571
43 Roman Špirelja  Croatia 570
44 Ben Amonette  United States 569
44 Jan Fabo  Czech Republic 569
44 Hassan Hassan  Iraq 569
47 Kolio Zakhariev  Bulgaria 568
48 Masaru Nakashige  Japan 567
49 Myint Soe  Myanmar 555
50 Surin Klomjai  Thailand 547

OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Roberto Di Donna (ITA) 585 99.2 684.2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Wang Yifu (CHN) 587 97.1 684.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Tanyu Kiryakov (BUL) 584 99.8 683.8
4  Sergei Pyzhianov (RUS) 583 100.5 683.5
5  Jerzy Pietrzak (POL) 585 97.7 682.7
6  Tan Zongliang (CHN) 581 101.0 682.0
7  Igor Basinski (BLR) 582 99.8 681.8
8  Friedhelm Sack (NAM) 583 97.2 680.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reuters (July 22, 1996). "ATLANTA: DAY 3 -- NOTEBOOK;Heat Got to Shooter". New York Times. New York. Retrieved 2008-09-11.