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Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Women

Date14 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Shejiguan, Beijing
Participants43 from 28 countries
Olympic Record (109.0 maximum)101.4 / Wang Chengyi CHN / 20 August 2004
101.4 / Lyubov Galkina RUS / 20 August 2004
Olympic Record (600 maximum)588 / Olga Dovgun KAZ / 20 August 2004
Olympic Record (709.0 maximum)688.4 / Lyubov Galkina RUS / 20 August 2004
Olympic Record (Kneeling, 200 maximum)197 / Lee Hye-Jin KOR / 20 August 2004
Olympic Record (Prone, 200 maximum)200 / Olga Dovgun KAZ / 20 August 2004
200 WR / Kirsten Obel GER / 24 July 1996
200 WR / Renata Mauer POL / 24 July 1996
200 WR / Nonka Matova BUL / 30 July 1992
200 WR / Launi Meili USA / 30 July 1992
200 WR / Silvia Sperber FRG / 21 September 1988
Olympic Record (Standing, 200 maximum)198 / Nataliya Kalnysh UKR / 20 August 2004

The favorite was the defending champion, Lyubov Galkina of Russia, who had also won the 2006 World Championship. Also highly considered was Germany’s Sonja Pfeilschifter, world-ranked #1 in 2008. China’s Du Li was better known as an air rifle shooter, winning the 2004 gold medal and the 2006 World Championships in that event. In Beijing she had difficulty in the final in that event and placed only fifth. In qualifying here she led with 589, and then held on in the final with 101.3 to win the gold medal over the 2008 air rifle gold medalist, Kateřína Emmons of the Czech Republic. The bronze medal went to Cuba’s Eglis Yaima Cruz, the first Cuban woman to win an Olympic shooting medal. Galkina placed fourth. Pfeilschifter continued to struggle at the Olympics. In her fourth Olympics, despite being favored several times, she had yet to win an Olympic medal. Du’s gold medal made her the third woman to have won shooting gold medals in two different events, after Poland’s Renata Mauer-Różańska – gold in 1996 air rifle and 2000 small-bore rifle; and Russia’s Marina Logvinenko-Dobrancheva – gold in 1992 air pistol and sport pistol.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTP
1Du LiCHN690,3ORGold
2Kateřina EmmonsCZE687,7Silver
3Eglis Yaima CruzCUB687,6Bronze
4Lyubov GalkinaRUS687,4
5Jamie BeyerleUSA686,9
6Olga DovgunKAZ686,3
7Lidija MihajlovićSRB686,0
8Wu LiuxiCHN685,9
9Barbara LechnerGER582
10Sylwia BogackaPOL582
11Agnieszka StarońPOL581
12Suzana Cimbal SpireljaCRO580
13Laurence BrizeFRA579
14Marjo Yli-KiikkaFIN579
15Valentina TurisiniITA579
16Esmari van ReenenRSA578
17Sonja PfeilschifterGER578
18Tatyana GoldobinaRUS578
19Adéla SýkorováCZE578
20Dar'ia ShytkoUKR577
21Sandra FongUSA577
22Daniela PeškováSVK577
23Irene BeyelerSUI577
24Hanna EtulaFIN577
25Annik MarguetSUI577
26Snježana PejčićCRO576
27Gyda Ellefsplass OlssenNOR575
28Desislava BalabanovaBUL574
29Kristina VestveitNOR573
30Yelena KuznetsovaUZB573
31Nataliya KalnyshUKR571
32Anjali Ramakanta BhagwatIND571
33Zorigtyn BatkhuyagMGL570
34Kim Yu-YeonKOR569
35Thanyalak ChotphibunsinTHA569
36Natalia ZamoraMEX569
37Anita TóthHUN569
38Marie-Laure GigonFRA568
39Diliana MéndezVEN568
40Robyn Van NusAUS566
41Sasithorn HongprasertTHA565
42Avneet SidhuIND552
43Sue McCreadyAUS550

Preliminary Round (14 August 2008 — 09:00)

50 metres. 60 shots, 20 shots prone, 20 kneeling, and 20 standing. 200 possible at each distance, 600 posible overall.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsPPSPKP
1Du LiCHN589196194199
2Eglis Yaima CruzCUB588199193196
3Olga DovgunKAZ588200192196
4Jamie BeyerleUSA586198191197
5Lidija MihajlovićSRB586199191196
6Kateřina EmmonsCZE586197194195
7Lyubov GalkinaRUS585197194194
8Wu LiuxiCHN585199192194
9Barbara LechnerGER582192195195
10Sylwia BogackaPOL582196194192
11Agnieszka StarońPOL581195192194
12Suzana Cimbal SpireljaCRO580199192189
13Laurence BrizeFRA579199186194
14Marjo Yli-KiikkaFIN579196192191
15Valentina TurisiniITA579199190190
16Esmari van ReenenRSA578198183197
17Sonja PfeilschifterGER578195189194
18Tatyana GoldobinaRUS578196189193
19Adéla SýkorováCZE578197190191
20Dar'ia ShytkoUKR577197184196
21Sandra FongUSA577196185196
22Daniela PeškováSVK577198186193
23Irene BeyelerSUI577195188194
24Hanna EtulaFIN577196191190
25Annik MarguetSUI577198189190
26Snježana PejčićCRO576197192187
27Gyda Ellefsplass OlssenNOR575195190190
28Desislava BalabanovaBUL574191191192
29Kristina VestveitNOR573198186189
30Yelena KuznetsovaUZB573192191190
31Nataliya KalnyshUKR571194185192
32Anjali Ramakanta BhagwatIND571191189191
33Zorigtyn BatkhuyagMGL570194181195
34Kim Yu-YeonKOR569193181195
35Thanyalak ChotphibunsinTHA569200178191
36Natalia ZamoraMEX569193190186
37Anita TóthHUN569194187188
38Marie-Laure GigonFRA568192184192
39Diliana MéndezVEN568192188188
40Robyn Van NusAUS566192183191
41Sasithorn HongprasertTHA565191184190
42Avneet SidhuIND552190183179
43Sue McCreadyAUS550195172183

Final Round (14 August 2008 — 12:30)

Top eight from preliminary round advanced to the final round.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTPFPPP
1Du LiCHN690,3589101,3OR
2Kateřina EmmonsCZE687,7586101,7
3Eglis Yaima CruzCUB687,658899,6
4Lyubov GalkinaRUS687,4585102,4
5Jamie BeyerleUSA686,9586100,9
6Olga DovgunKAZ686,358898,3
7Lidija MihajlovićSRB686,0586100,0
8Wu LiuxiCHN685,9585100,9