Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Shooting
at the Games of the Olympiad
Shooting pictogram.svg
Venue Beijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle & pistol)
Beijing Shooting Range Clay
Target Field
(shotgun)
Dates 9–17 August
Competitors 390 from 103 nations
2004 2012
Shooting at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
Rifle
50 m rifle three positions men women
50 m rifle prone men
10 m air rifle   men   women
Pistol
50 m pistol men
25 m pistol women
25 m rapid fire pistol men
10 m air pistol men women
Shotgun
Trap men women
Double trap men
Skeet men women

Shooting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 17, at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall (rifle and pistol events) and Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field (shotgun events). Of the fifteen events, the host country won five.

Highlights included:

The sport also faced its first major doping case, when Kim Jong-su of North Korea was stripped of his medals in 50 metre pistol and 10 metre air pistol after testing positive for propranolol, a beta blocker that some performers use to reduce stage fright and some surgeons use to reduce hand tremors during operations.[2]

Events[edit]

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Discipline Men Women
Rifle 50 metre rifle prone
50 metre rifle three positions
10 metre air rifle
Pistol 50 metre pistol
25 metre pistol
25 metre rapid fire pistol
10 metre air pistol
Shotgun Trap
Double Trap
Skeet

A NOC may enter up to 2 athletes in all events except women's trap and skeet events where it can enter only 1 athlete. Only athletes who achieve the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) can participate at the Olympics. One athlete can achieve only one quota place for his/her NOC in any event. If a quota place is won in a qualification event by a shooter who has already won a quota place in any event, the quota place will be granted to the NOC of the next ranking shooter.

Qualification[edit]

Quota places are as follows:

Event 2006 Worlds Shotgun WCH World Cups 2007 Continental championships Host Nation TOTAL
2005 2007 2005 2006 2007 Europe America Asia Africa Oceania
50m Rifle Prone Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 26
10m Air Rifle Men 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 26
50m Pistol Men 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men 2 - - - 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 17
10m Air Pistol Men 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 27
Trap Men 3 1 1 4 4 4 4 3 3 1 2 1 31
Double Trap Men 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 - 17
Skeet Men 3 1 1 4 4 4 5 3 3 1 2 1 32
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 25
10m Air Rifle Women 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 27
25m Pistol Women 4 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 26
10m Air Pistol Women 5 - - 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - 26
Trap Women 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
Skeet Women 2 1 1 - 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 18

*Note - there will also be 10 invitation and 14 universality quota places

Event schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 5 2 1 8
2  United States (USA) 2 2 2 6
3  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 1 0 3
 Ukraine (UKR) 2 1 0 3
5  Italy (ITA) 1 2 0 3
6  South Korea (KOR) 1 1 0 2
7  Finland (FIN) 1 0 1 2
8  India (IND) 1 0 0 1
9  Russia (RUS) 0 2 2 4
10  Germany (GER) 0 1 3 4
11  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 1 0 1
14  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Croatia (CRO) 0 0 1 1
 Cuba (CUB) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 0 1 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

Men's events[edit]

The medal winners in men's skeet. From left tor right: Tore Brovold, Vincent Hancock, Anthony Terras
Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 metre air pistol
details
Pang Wei
 China
Jin Jong-oh
 South Korea
Jason Turner
 United States
25 metre rapid fire pistol
details
Oleksandr Petriv
 Ukraine
Ralf Schumann
 Germany
Christian Reitz
 Germany
50 metre pistol
details
Jin Jong-oh
 South Korea
Tan Zongliang
 China
Vladimir Isakov
 Russia
10 metre air rifle
details
Abhinav Bindra
 India
Zhu Qinan
 China
Henri Häkkinen
 Finland
50 metre rifle prone
details
Artur Ayvazyan
 Ukraine
Matthew Emmons
 United States
Warren Potent
 Australia
50 metre rifle three positions
details
Qiu Jian
 China
Jury Sukhorukov
 Ukraine
Rajmond Debevec
 Slovenia
Trap
details
David Kostelecký
 Czech Republic
Giovanni Pellielo
 Italy
Aleksei Alipov
 Russia
Double trap
details
Walton Eller
 United States
Francesco D'Aniello
 Italy
Hu Binyuan
 China
Skeet
details
Vincent Hancock
 United States
Tore Brovold
 Norway
Anthony Terras
 France

Kim Jong-su of North Korea originally won the silver medal in the 50 metre pistol and bronze in the 10 metre air pistol, but was disqualified after he tested positive for propranolol.

Women's events[edit]

In the 10 metre air pistol event, the silver was won by Russia's Natalia Paderina, and the bronze by Georgia's Nino Salukvadze. Georgia and Russia were at war at the time. Paderina and Salukvadze hugged and kissed each other on the cheeks during the medal ceremony.[3] [4]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 metre air pistol
details
Guo Wenjun
 China
Natalia Paderina
 Russia
Nino Salukvadze
 Georgia
10 metre air rifle
details
Kateřina Emmons
 Czech Republic
Lioubov Galkina
 Russia
Snježana Pejčić
 Croatia
25 metre pistol
details
Chen Ying
 China
Otryadyn Gündegmaa
 Mongolia
Munkhbayar Dorjsuren
 Germany
50 metre rifle three positions
details
Du Li
 China
Kateřina Emmons
 Czech Republic
Eglis Yaima Cruz
 Cuba
Trap
details
Satu Mäkelä-Nummela
 Finland
Zuzana Štefečeková
 Slovakia
Corey Cogdell
 United States
Skeet
details
Chiara Cainero
 Italy
Kimberly Rhode
 United States
Christine Brinker
 Germany

New records[edit]

Vincent Hancock in the finals for men's skeet, in which he earned the gold medal and set records both in the qualifying and finals.
Date Event Round Score Athlete Previous record
World records equalled
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 400 by Seo Sun-hwa (2002), equalled 12 times
Olympic records broken
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Qual. 400  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 399 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
August 9, 2008 Women's 10 m air rifle Final 503.5  Kateřina Emmons (CZE) 502.0 by Du Li (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Qual. 391  Natalia Paderina (RUS) 390 by Marina Logvinenko (1996) and Tao Luna (2004)
August 10, 2008 Women's 10 m air pistol Final 492.3  Guo Wenjun (CHN) 490.1 by Olga Klochneva (1996)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Qual. 145  Walton Eller (USA) 144 by Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 12, 2008 Men's double trap Final 190  Walton Eller (USA) 189 by Russell Mark (1996) and Ahmed Al Maktoum (2004)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Final 690.3  Du Li (CHN) 688.4 by Lioubov Galkina (2004)
Olympic records equalled
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Qual. 590  Otryadyn Gündegmaa (MGL) 590 by Tao Luna (2000)
August 14, 2008 Women's 50 m rifle 3 pos Qual. 589  Du Li (CHN) 589 by Renata Mauer (1996)
Olympic records established after rule changes
August 10, 2008 Men's trap Final 146  David Kostelecký (CZE)
August 11, 2008 Women's trap Final 91  Satu Mäkelä-Nummela (FIN)
August 13, 2008 Women's 25 m pistol Final 793.4  Chen Ying (CHN)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Qual. 72  Chiara Cainero (ITA)
August 14, 2008 Women's skeet Final 93  Chiara Cainero (ITA)
 Kim Rhode (USA)
 Christine Brinker (GER)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Qual. 583  Keith Sanderson (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Final 780.2  Oleksandr Petriv (UKR)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Qual. 121  Vincent Hancock (USA)
August 16, 2008 Men's skeet Final 145  Vincent Hancock (USA)
 Tore Brovold (NOR)

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