Zhang Shan

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Zhang Shan
Personal information
Born March 23, 1968 (1968-03-23) (age 50)
Nanchong, Sichuan, China

Zhang Shan (simplified Chinese: 张山; traditional Chinese: 張山; pinyin: Zhāng Shān; born March 23, 1968) is a Chinese sports shooter and Olympic champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Zhang Shan was born in the city of Nanchong in the Southwest China Sichuan province. She was just 16 when she started practising skeet shooting. In the year 1989, she entered the national team.[2] She won the gold medal in the Olympic Skeet Shooting event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.[1] This event was mixed, open to both men and women. Zhang Shan was the only woman to win a medal in this mixed event from 1972 to 1992. After that she retired since the International Shooting Union had barred women from shooting against men after the Barcelona Games. Since women were not allowed in 1996 Olympics she couldn't defend her title but in the year 2000, the International Olympic committee again included female skeet event. Hence she again participated but did not make it to finals.[2] Participating in the women's skeet at the 2000 Summer Olympics, she placed 8th.[1] She had won the title at seventh National Game in 1993. Zhang won the title at Lonato World Shooting Championship in 2005.[2]

She won a gold medal with the Chinese team in the women's skeet (team event) at the 2007 World Shotgun Championships in Nicosia.[3] She took part in the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Munich, where she placed 15th in individual skeet.[4] Her later achievements includes a silver medal in 2017 at the 13th Chinese National Games, at the age of 49, 25 years after her Olympic gold medal.[3]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1992 1996 2000
Skeet (mixed) 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
150+50+23
Not held
Skeet (women) Not held 8th
69

Records[edit]

Current world records held in Skeet
Women Teams 214  China (Wei, Yu, Zhang) September 5, 2007 Nicosia (CYP) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Zhang Shan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ a b c "Zhang Shan: The Woman Who Outshot the men". www.womenofchina.cn. All China Women's Federation. June 2, 2006. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. ^ a b "Olympic Champ Zhang Shan: 'Shooting until Young Athletes Eliminate Me'". www.womenofchina.cn. All China Women's Federation. July 27, 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  4. ^ "50th ISSF World Championship Munich 2010. FINAL Results Skeet Women". issf-sports.org. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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