Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's trap

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Women's trap
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Markópoulo Olympic Shooting
Centre
Date August 16, 2004
Competitors 17 from 16 nations
Winning score 88
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Suzanne Balogh  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) María Quintanal  Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lee Bo-na  South Korea
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The women's trap competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 16 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece. Suzanne Balogh of Australia won the competition by a wide four-hit margin.

The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 3 sets of 25 targets in trap shooting, with 10 targets being thrown to the left, 10 to the right, and 5 straight-away in each set. The shooters could take two shots at each target.

The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 25 targets, where only one shot could be taken at each target. The total score from all 100 targets was used to determine final ranking. Ties are broken using a shoot-off; additional shots are fired one at a time until there is no longer a tie.

Australia's Suzanne Balogh battled her way against the gusty winds on a mountaintop range outside Athens to claim the gold medal in this event with a total score of 88 clay pigeons.[1] Spain's María Quintanal took the silver with 84, while South Korea's Lee Bo-na hit 23 out of 25 targets for a combined record of 83 to grab a bronze, overwhelming 17-year-old American high school student Whitly Loper by just one shot.[2][3]

Normally, no more than one competitor per country would be allowed in this event, but an exception was made for Canada to let Susan Nattrass take use of a redistributed quota place. 28 years after her Olympic debut, Nattrass reached the final but finished sixth.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record  Viktoria Chuyko (UKR) 74 Nicosia, Cyprus 13 June 1998
Olympic record  Daina Gudzinevičiūtė (LTU) 71 Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000
Final records
World record  Elena Tkach (RUS) 97 (73+24) Seoul, South Korea 12 May 2001
Olympic record  Daina Gudzinevičiūtė (LTU) 93 (71+22) Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000

Qualification round[edit]

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 Total Shoot-off Notes
1 Suzanne Balogh  Australia 23 23 20 66 Q
2 María Quintanal  Spain 24 19 22 65 Q
3 Susanne Kiermayer  Germany 20 21 21 62 Q
4 Whitly Loper  United States 21 20 21 62 Q
5 Susan Nattrass  Canada 20 22 19 61 Q
6 Lee Bo-na  South Korea 18 23 19 60 2 Q
7 Emanuela Felici  San Marino 20 21 19 60 1
8 Taeko Takeba  Japan 20 19 20 59
9 Sarah Gibbins  Great Britain 21 17 20 58
9 Pia Hansen  Sweden 19 19 20 58
9 Roberta Pelosi  Italy 20 15 23 58
12 Stéphanie Neau  France 17 21 19 57
13 Irina Laritcheva  Russia 18 18 20 56
14 Daina Gudzinevičiūtė  Lithuania 19 19 17 55
15 Viktoria Chuyko  Ukraine 14 22 18 54
16 Cynthia Meyer  Canada 20 16 16 52
17 Gao E  China 15 15 18 48

Q Qualified for final

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Qual Final Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Suzanne Balogh (AUS) 66 22 88
2nd, silver medalist(s)  María Quintanal (ESP) 65 19 84
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Lee Bo-na (KOR) 60 23 83
4  Whitly Loper (USA) 62 20 82
5  Susanne Kiermayer (GER) 62 17 79
6  Susan Nattrass (CAN) 61 15 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top shot's Athens efforts trigger gold". ABC News Australia. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Balogh wins gold". Times of Malta. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "A longshot takes aim". The New York Sun. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 

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