| Event type

Air Pistol, 10 metres, Men

Date 9 August 2008
LocationBeijing Shejiguan, Beijing
Participants48 from 35 countries
Olympic Record (109.0 maximum)101.0 / Stéphane Gagne FRA / 16 September 2000
101.0 / Tan Zongliang CHN / 20 July 1996
Olympic Record (600 maximum)591 / Mikhail Nestruyev RUS / 14 August 2004
Olympic Record (709.0 maximum)690.0 / Wang Yifu CHN / 14 August 2004

Wang Yifu had been the best Chinese pistol shooter, winning gold in this event in 1992 and 2004 and silver in 1996 and 2000. By 2008 he had been surpassed by Pang Wei, who was World Champion in 2006, and was coached by Wang. In Beijing Pang won the gold medal easily, leading the qualifying round and posting the highest final round score to win by 3.7 points. Korea’s Jin Jong-O added a silver medal to the one he had won in 2004 in the free pistol. The battle for the bronze medal was a tightly contested affair between Kim Jong-Su of DPR Korea (North Korea) and the United States’ Jason Turner. Kim initially seemed to have won bronze with a strong finish, shooting 10.3 and 10.0 for his last two shots, which gave him a final score of 683.0. However, during the Olympics Kim was disqualified for doping with propranolol, a beta-blocker that slows the heart rate and Turner received the bronze medal. Kim also lost a silver medal from the free pistol at Beijing.

1Pang WeiCHN688,2Gold
2Jin Jong-OKOR684,5Silver
3Jason TurnerUSA682,0Bronze
4Brian BeamanUSA682,0
5Leonid YekimovRUS680,5
6Walter LapeyreFRA680,3
7Jakkrit PanichpatikumTHA679,0
8Vigilio FaitITA580
9Tanyu KiryakovBUL580
10Tan ZongliangCHN580
11Norayr BakhtamyanARM580
12Júlio AlmeidaBRA580
13Damir MikecSRB580
14Dilshod MukhtarovUZB580
15Lee Dae-MyeongKOR580
16Oleh OmelchukUKR579
17João CostaPOR579
18Tomoyuki MatsudaJPN579
19Rashid YunusmetovKAZ578
20Hans-Jörg MeyerGER577
21Yury DauhapolauBLR577
22Susumu KobayashiJPN577
23Wojciech KnapikPOL577
24Franck DumoulinFRA576
25Kwon Tong-HyokPRK575
26Kanstantsin LukaschykBLR575
27Pavol KoppSVK575
28Mikhail NestruyevRUS575
29Kai JahnssonFIN574
30Sergey BabikovTJK574
31Daniel RepacholiAUS573
32Christoph SchmidSUI573
33Nguyễn Mạnh TườngVIE572
34Ivan RybovalovUKR572
35David MooreAUS571
36Roger DanielTTO571
37Florian SchmidtGER571
38Yang WangNZL571
39Mauro BadaracchiITA571
40Nikola ŠaranovićMNE570
41Samresh JungIND570
42Stênio YamamotoBRA568
43Iulian RaiceaROU567
44Yusuf DikeçTUR566
45Philip ElhageAHO566
46Mahmod AbdelalyEGY563
47E. M. SenanayakeSRI561
ACKim Jong-SuPRK683,0DQ (doping)

Preliminary Round (9 August 2008 — 12:00)

10 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10. 600 possible.

1Pang WeiCHN5869798100969798Q
2Jin Jong-OKOR584999699999497Q
3Jason TurnerUSA5839810093969997Q
4Leonid YekimovRUS582959799979698Q
5Brian BeamanUSA5819896959894100Q
6Jakkrit PanichpatikumTHA581969698979896Q
7Walter LapeyreFRA581989895969995Q
8Vigilio FaitITA580959698989598
9Tanyu KiryakovBUL580969697979797
10Tan ZongliangCHN580959897999596
11Norayr BakhtamyanARM580979897979596
12Júlio AlmeidaBRA580989797989595
13Damir MikecSRB580969895999894
14Dilshod MukhtarovUZB580949899999694
15Lee Dae-MyeongKOR580979898999593
16Oleh OmelchukUKR579959896979697
17João CostaPOR5791009597959795
18Tomoyuki MatsudaJPN579979897979694
19Rashid YunusmetovKAZ578949897969796
20Hans-Jörg MeyerGER577959793989698
21Yury DauhapolauBLR577999695939797
22Susumu KobayashiJPN577939699969697
23Wojciech KnapikPOL577979799969593
24Franck DumoulinFRA576929697979797
25Kwon Tong-HyokPRK575979595969399
26Kanstantsin LukaschykBLR575949597959797
27Pavol KoppSVK575959596969895
28Mikhail NestruyevRUS575969694979993
29Kai JahnssonFIN574939497989696
30Sergey BabikovTJK574969695959696
31Daniel RepacholiAUS573979796959494
32Christoph SchmidSUI573959598979692
33Nguyễn Mạnh TườngVIE572929997939596
34Ivan RybovalovUKR572959596979693
35David MooreAUS571959493949897
36Roger DanielTTO571989592949696
37Florian SchmidtGER571949695979396
38Yang WangNZL571969394979794
39Mauro BadaracchiITA571949694969794
40Nikola ŠaranovićMNE570949692969696
41Samresh JungIND570929596989693
42Stênio YamamotoBRA568929694979297
43Iulian RaiceaROU567939795959691
44Yusuf DikeçTUR566939793959494
45Philip ElhageAHO566939993939494
46Mahmod AbdelalyEGY563949493939297
47E. M. SenanayakeSRI561919493919498
ACKim Jong-SuPRK584979898989796QDQ

Final Round (9 August 2008 — 15:00)

Top eight from preliminary round advanced to the final round.

1Pang WeiCHN688,2586102,2
2Jin Jong-OKOR684,5584100,5
3Jason TurnerUSA682,058399,010,5
4Brian BeamanUSA682,0581101,010,3
5Leonid YekimovRUS680,558298,5
6Walter LapeyreFRA680,358199,3
7Jakkrit PanichpatikumTHA679,058198,0
ACKim Jong-SuPRK683,058499,0DQ (doping)