| Event type

Skeet, Women

Date14 August 2008
LocationBeijing Shejichang Feidie Bachang, Beijing
Participants19 from 19 countries
Olympic Record (100 maximum)98 / Zemfira Meftəkhətddinova AZE / 21 September 2000
Olympic Record (25 maximum)25 / Diána Igaly HUN / 19 August 2004
25 / Svetlana Dyomina RUS / 21 September 2000
25 / Zemfira Meftəkhətddinova AZE / 21 September 2000
Olympic Record (75 maximum)73 / Zemfira Meftəkhətddinova AZE / 21 September 2000

The women’s skeet event was held in a raging downpour, which affected the performances. The favorites were Svetlana Demina of Russia and the defending gold medalist, Diána Igaly of Hungary, but they finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The qualifying leader was Italy’s Chiara Cainero, the 2006 World runner-up, with 72. She led Thailand’s Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit by one bird, with three shooters at 70, including American Kim Rhode. Rhode had been a trap shooter, and won the gold medal in 1996 and 2004 in double trap, but that event had been dropped from the Olympic Program so she had switched to skeet. After the final round, Cainero, Rhode, and Germany’s Christine Brinker tied for first with 93 hits. Cainero won the shoot-off for gold when she hit the first two targets, Brinker and Rhode both missing their second shot. Rhode won the silver in the second round of shoot-offs, making two birds, when Brinker missed her second target. For Kim Rhode it was her fourth Olympic shooting medal, adding another silver to her silver in 2000 double trap and her two gold medals in that event.

1Chiara CaineroITA93ORGold
2Kim RhodeUSA93ORSilver
3Christine BrinkerGER93ORBronze
4Nathalie LarssonSWE92
5Sutiya JiewchaloemmitTHA92
6Wei NingCHN91
7Antri EleftheriouCYP67
8Danka BartekováSVK67
9Pak Jong-RanPRK66
10Liliana MihalacheROU66
=11Natalia RahmanAUS66
=11Svetlana DyominaRUS66
=11Diána IgalyHUN66
14Elena LittleGBR66
15Zemfira MeftəkhətddinovaAZE63
16Véronique GirardetFRA63
17Marjut HeinonenFIN61
18Kim Min-JiKOR55
19Mona El-HawaryEGY50

Preliminary Round (14 August 2008 — 09:00)

75 targets in three rounds of 25 targets. 75 possible. Top six advanced to 25-target final round.

1Chiara CaineroITA72252324
2Sutiya JiewchaloemmitTHA71232325
3Kim RhodeUSA70242323
4Christine BrinkerGER70252223
5Wei NingCHN70252322
6Nathalie LarssonSWE69232323
7Antri EleftheriouCYP67222322
8Danka BartekováSVK67232222
9Pak Jong-RanPRK66202323
10Liliana MihalacheROU66232023
=11Natalia RahmanAUS66222321
=11Svetlana DyominaRUS66222321
=11Diána IgalyHUN66222321
14Elena LittleGBR66242121
15Zemfira MeftəkhətddinovaAZE63222120
16Véronique GirardetFRA63222219
17Marjut HeinonenFIN61212119
18Kim Min-JiKOR55211816
19Mona El-HawaryEGY50181616

Final Round (14 August 2008 — 15:00)

Top six from preliminary round advanced to the final round.

1Chiara CaineroITA9372212OR
2Kim RhodeUSA93702312OR
3Christine BrinkerGER93702311OR
4Nathalie LarssonSWE9269232
5Sutiya JiewchaloemmitTHA9271211
6Wei NingCHN917021