| Event type

Skeet, Women

Date29 July 2012
LocationRoyal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London
Participants17 from 17 countries
Olympic Record (100 maximum)93 / Christine Brinker GER / 14 August 2008
93 / Kim Rhode USA / 14 August 2008
93 / Chiara Cainero ITA / 14 August 2008
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)72 / Chiara Cainero ITA / 14 August 2008

American Kim Rhode came into London having won shooting medals at the last four Olympics, including a silver in this event in 2008. But she left little doubt in this event, winning by an overwhelming margin with 99 targets hit to only 91 for second-placed Wei Ning of China. Rhode hit 74 of 75 targets in qualifying and then had a perfect 25 in the final round to win her third gold medal and fifth shooting medal in all. Her other golds came in double trap in 1996 and 2004. The bronze medal came down to a shoot-off between Slovakian Danka Barteková and Russian Marina Belikova with Barteková winning bronze on her fourth target.

Rhode set several Olympic records and bests with this gold medal. Her percentage of victory margin was the most dominant Olympic victory in an individual shooting event – with Rhode’s score being 108.8% of Wei’s. The next most dominant victory occurred in 2004 men’s double trap when Ahmed Al-Maktoum (UAE) defeated Rajyavardhan Rathore (IND), 189-179, a percentage victory margin of 105.6%.

Her five medals equals the most ever in Olympic shooting by a woman, set by Marina Dobrancheva-Logvinenko (RUS), Mariya Grozdeva (BUL), and Jasna Šekarić (YUG/SCG/SRB). Overall she is tied for second among Olympic shooting in terms of medals won, also tied with Germany’s Ralf Schumann, all trailing China’s Wang Yifu who has six. Rhode became the first woman to win three gold medals in Olympic shooting.

Rhode became the fifth person in any Olympic sport to win an individual medal at five consecutive Olympic Games or Winter Games, although she was only the second athlete to do so at the Summer Games, joining Japan’s judoka Ryoko Tamura-Tani, and Winter Olympians Armin Zöggeler (ITA-LUG), Georg Hackl (GER-LUG), and Claudia Pechstein (GER-SSK). Nobody has done this at six straight Olympics.

Finally, with this victory Rhode won gold medals over a gap of 16 years (1996-2012), a new Olympic best for women, and second all-time in all Olympic sports only to Belgium’s Hubert Van Innis, who won archery individual gold medals in 1900 and 1920. She is now tied with six other women, in all Olympic sports, who have won Olympic medals 16 years apart. These were Liselott Linsenhoff (GER-EQU, 1956/1972), Isabell Werth (GER-EQU, 1992/2008), Ellen Müller-Preis (AUT-FEN 1932/1948), Ilona Elek-Schacherer (HUN-FEN 1936/1952), Ryoko Tamura-Tani (JPN-JUD 1992/2008), and Jasna Šekarić (YUG-SHO 1988/2004).

11897Kim RhodeUSA9974 (1)25 (1)Gold
21787Wei NingCHN9168 (4)23 (2)Silver
31710Danka BartekováSVK9070 (2)20 (3)Bronze
41163Marina BelikovaRUS9069 (3)21 (4)
51354Chiara CaineroITA8967 (6)22 (5)
61450Christine WenzelGER8968 (5)21 (6)
71800Therese LundqvistSWE6767 (7)
81141Francisca CrovettoCHI6666 (8)
91479Angelina MichshukKAZ6666 (9)
101301Véronique GirardetFRA6666 (10)
111814Sutiya JiewchaloemmitTHA6565 (11)
121696Liliana MihalacheROU6565 (12)
131852Çiğdem ÖzyamanTUR6363 (13)
141316Elena AllenGBR6060 (14)
151039Lauryn MarkAUS5959 (15)
161202Panagiota AndreouCYP5757 (16)
171246Mona El-HawaryEGY5151 (17)

Qualification (29 July 2012 — 9:00)

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

PosNrShooterNOCPoints123Shoot-offCount Back
16Kim RhodeUSA74252524QOR
212Danka BartekováSVK70252223Q
31Marina BelikovaRUS69242322Q
410Wei NingCHN68241925Q
58Christine WenzelGER68222323Q
69Chiara CaineroITA672221242Q
72Therese LundqvistSWE672222231
816Francisca CrovettoCHI6622222258
93Angelina MichshukKAZ6622222254
1017Véronique GirardetFRA66222321
1113Sutiya JiewchaloemmitTHA65202322
125Liliana MihalacheROU65252020
134Çiğdem ÖzyamanTUR63232020
1411Elena AllenGBR60202020
157Lauryn MarkAUS59172220
1615Panagiota AndreouCYP57152220
1714Mona El-HawaryEGY51142017

Final (29 July 2012 — 14:00)

16Kim RhodeUSA992574=WR
23Wei NingCHN912368
35Danka BartekováSVK9020704
44Marina BelikovaRUS9021693
51Chiara CaineroITA892267
62Christine WenzelGER892168