Yukie Nakayama

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Yukie Nakayama
Personal information
Nationality Japan
Born (1979-03-07) 7 March 1979 (age 39)
Yūki, Ibaraki
ResidenceUtsunomiya, Tochigi[1]
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)Trap, double trap
ClubHitachi Kenki (JPN)[1]

Yukie Nakayama (中山 由起枝, Nakayama Yukie, born March 7, 1979 in Yūki, Ibaraki) is a female Japanese trap shooter, who competed at three Olympic games and won the silver medal at the 2013 ISSF World Championships.[2][1] Nakayama made her official Olympic debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she finished thirteenth in the women's double trap, with a score of 94 points, tying her position with Finland's Pia Julin.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Nakayama competed in trap shooting, where she scored a total of 67 points in the qualifying round.[3] She added nineteen more shots to obtain a total of 86 points in the final, but missed out of the bronze medal triumph to United States' Corey Cogdell, after competing in a four-person shoot-out[4][5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Nakayama, however, failed to qualify for the final, after hitting a total of sixty-five targets in women's trap shooting, finishing in fifteenth place, behind her former opponent and Olympic silver medalist Daina Gudzinevičiūtė of Lithuania[6]

Nakayama currently lives in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, with her daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yukie Nakayama". London 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yukie Nakayama". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Women's Trap Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's Trap Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  5. ^ "American Cogdell earns a bronze". The Associated Press. NBC Olympics. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Women's Trap – Qualification". London 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.

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