Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 10 metre air rifle

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Men's 10 metre air rifle
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Shooting Range Hall
Date August 11, 2008
Competitors 51 from 37 nations
Winning score 700.5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Abhinav Bindra  India
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhu Qinan  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henri Häkkinen  Finland
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Shooting at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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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

The Men's 10 metre air rifle event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 11 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall. Abhinav Bindra became the first ever individual Olympic champion of India.

The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 60 shots with an air rifle at 10 metres distance from the standing position. Scores for each shot were in increments of 1, with a maximum score of 10.

The top 8 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired an additional 10 shots. These shots scored in increments of .1, with a maximum score of 10.9. The total score from all 70 shots was used to determine final ranking.

Records[edit]

The existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

Qualification records
World record  Tevarit Majchacheep (THA)
 Denis Sokolov (RUS)
600 Langkawi, Malaysia
Winterthur, Switzerland
27 January 2000
1 March 2008
Olympic record  Zhu Qinan (CHN) 599 Athens, Greece 16 August 2004
Final records
World record  Thomas Farnik (AUT) 703.1 (599+104.1) Granada, Spain 4 October 2006
Olympic record  Zhu Qinan (CHN) 702.7 (599+103.7) Athens, Greece 16 August 2004

Qualification round[edit]

Rank Athlete Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Notes
1 Henri Häkkinen  Finland 100 100 99 100 100 99 598 Q
2 Zhu Qinan  China 100 100 100 100 99 98 597 Q
3 Alin George Moldoveanu  Romania 99 99 99 100 100 99 596 Q
4 Abhinav Bindra  India 100 99 100 98 100 99 596 Q
5 Sergei Kruglov  Russia 100 99 98 98 100 100 595 Q
6 Péter Sidi  Hungary 98 99 100 99 99 100 595 Q
7 Konstantin Prikhodtchenko  Russia 99 99 100 98 99 100 595 Q
8 Stevan Pletikosić  Serbia 100 98 100 98 99 100 595 Q
9 Gagan Narang  India 97 100 100 100 98 100 595
10 Thomas Farnik  Austria 99 99 99 98 100 99 594
11 Oleksandr Lazeykin  Ukraine 99 100 98 100 99 98 594
12 Niccolo Campriani  Italy 99 100 100 98 99 98 594
13 Václav Haman  Czech Republic 99 98 98 99 100 99 593
14 Cao Yifei  China 98 99 99 99 99 99 593
15 Tino Mohaupt  Germany 98 99 99 99 99 99 593
16 Park Bong-duk  South Korea 98 100 98 99 99 99 593
17 Nemanja Mirosavljev  Serbia 99 98 98 100 100 98 593
18 Vitali Bubnovich  Belarus 97 99 99 99 99 99 592
19 Are Hansen  Norway 98 99 98 99 99 99 592
20 Marco De Nicolo  Italy 97 99 100 100 98 98 592
21 Artur Ayvazyan  Ukraine 98 99 99 100 98 98 592
22 Vebjørn Berg  Norway 99 99 100 100 96 98 592
23 Jason Parker  United States 97 99 98 99 98 100 591
24 José Luis Sánchez  Mexico 99 99 97 99 98 99 591
25 Roberto José Elias  Mexico 98 98 98 100 96 100 590
26 Han Jin-seop  South Korea 100 95 98 98 100 99 590
27 Stephen Scherer  United States 98 99 97 97 100 99 590
28 Toshikazu Yamashita  Japan 98 99 99 98 98 98 590
29 Jonathan Hammond  Great Britain 95 98 100 98 99 99 589
30 Christian Planer  Austria 97 98 97 99 100 98 589
31 Rajmond Debevec  Slovenia 96 97 100 99 99 98 589
32 Luis Martínez  Spain 100 99 99 96 97 98 589
33 Robert Kraskowski  Poland 99 99 97 99 98 97 589
34 Oliver Geissmann  Liechtenstein 99 95 98 99 97 100 588
35 Nedžad Fazlija  Bosnia and Herzegovina 98 99 98 98 96 99 588
36 Michael Winter  Germany 97 99 95 100 99 98 588
37 Petar Gorša  Croatia 98 99 97 97 99 98 588
38 Vitaliy Dovgun  Kazakhstan 97 96 99 98 98 99 587
39 Ruslan Ismailov  Kyrgyzstan 97 99 98 97 97 99 587
40 Josselin Henry  France 97 97 97 99 99 98 587
41 Doron Egozi  Israel 98 100 98 98 95 98 587
42 Yuriy Yurkov  Kazakhstan 96 98 99 96 98 99 586
43 Mohamed Abdellah  Egypt 97 100 97 96 100 96 586
44 Liecer Perez  Cuba 95 97 98 99 97 99 585
45 Simon Beyeler  Switzerland 95 98 96 99 97 98 583
46 Mohammad Hossain  Bangladesh 95 98 96 97 95 100 581
47 Matthew Robert Inabinet  Australia 97 94 98 96 98 96 579
48 Siddique Umer  Pakistan 95 96 95 97 98 97 578
49 Benjamin Burge  Australia 98 93 97 95 98 95 576
50 Walter Martínez  Nicaragua 95 95 98 94 94 93 569
51 Saso Nestorov  Macedonia 96 91 93 92 92 94 558

Q Qualified for final

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Qual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final Total Shoot-off
1  Abhinav Bindra (IND) 596 10.7 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.0 10.2 10.8 104.5 700.5
2  Zhu Qinan (CHN) 597 10.2 10.0 9.9 10.2 10.1 10.7 10.1 10.6 10.4 10.5 102.7 699.7
3  Henri Häkkinen (FIN) 598 10.1 10.2 10.5 10.0 10.2 10.3 10.0 10.1 10.3 9.7 101.4 699.4
4  Alin George Moldoveanu (ROU) 596 10.2 9.8 10.2 10.1 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.4 10.3 10.6 102.9 698.9
5  Konstantin Prikhodtchenko (RUS) 595 10.1 9.4 10.5 10.3 10.6 10.6 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.7 103.4 698.4 10.0
6  Péter Sidi (HUN) 595 10.3 10.8 9.6 10.8 10.0 10.2 10.7 10.8 10.2 10.0 103.4 698.4 9.1
7  Stevan Pletikosić (SRB) 595 10.3 10.4 10.6 9.7 10.8 10.6 9.6 10.0 9.9 10.8 102.7 697.7
8  Sergei Kruglov (RUS) 595 9.2 10.4 10.0 10.7 9.7 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 102.0 697.0