| Event type

Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men

Date 5 August 2012
LocationRoyal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London
Participants38 from 27 countries

Jin Jong-O came into London as the defending champion in the free pistol, and he had already won a gold medal in London in the air pistol. In this event he had a close battle with his teammate Choi Yeong-Rae, defeating him on the final shot to repeat as gold medalist. Choi had the led the qualifiers, taking a three-point lead into the final. On the final shot, Jin scored 10.2 to Choi’s 8.1 to win by ½-a-point. This made Korea the first nation since the Soviet Union in 1960 to go 1-2 in this event.

Jin’s victory was historic in a number of ways. Most importantly, this made Jin the first shooter to ever win three individual gold medals in Olympic shooting. He also became the first shooter to win two gold medals at one Olympics since Unified Team shooter Marina Dobrancheva-Logvinenko in 1992, and only the second shooter to do so since 1924, back when there were numerous team events. In fact, Jin became only the seventh shooter to win two individual gold medals at one Olympics, following Dobrancheva-Logvinenko and five shooters from 1906-20. This was also his third consecutive medal in the event, as he had also won a silver in 2004.

The world #1 seed Damir Mikec of Serbia placed only 16th in qualifying, after a disappointing 90 in his second series. Five shooters tied for eighth in qualifying and had to shoot-off for the finals, which was won by Italian Giuseppe Giordano with 49.6. Losing out were the 2008 bronze medalist Vladimir Isakov of Russia and world #2 ranked Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan.

11496Jin Jong-OKOR662.0562 (5)100.0 (1)Gold
21493Choi Yeong-RaeKOR661.5569 (1)92.5 (2)Silver
31162Wang ZhiweiCHN658.6566 (2)92.6 (3)Bronze
41923Hoàng Xuân VinhVIE658.5563 (4)95.5 (4)
51457Giuseppe GiordanoITA656.0559 (8)97.0 (5)
61763Andrija ZlatićSRB655.9564 (3)91.9 (6)
71349Christian ReitzGER654.3560 (6)94.3 (7)
81711Leonid YekimovRUS652.0560 (7)92.0 (8)
91670João CostaPOR559559 (9)
101714Vladimir IsakovRUS559559 (10)
111470Tomoyuki MatsudaJPN559559 (11)
121851İsmail KeleşTUR559559 (12)
131849Yusuf DikeçTUR559559 (13)
141815Jakkrit PanichpatikumTHA558558 (14)
151895Nick MowrerUSA558558 (15)
161759Damir MikecSRB558558 (16)
171351Florian SchmidtGER557557 (17)
181025Norayr BakhtamyanARM557557 (18)
191042Daniel RepacholiAUS557557 (19)
201789Pavol KoppSVK556556 (20)
211304Walter LapeyreFRA554554 (21)
221264Pablo CarreraESP554554 (22)
231792Juraj TužinskýSVK554554 (23)
241449Francesco BrunoITA553553 (24)
251168Zhang TianCHN553553 (25)
261288Kai JahnssonFIN552552 (26)
271418Ebrahim BarkhordariIRI552552 (27)
281901Daryl SzarenskiUSA550550 (28)
291872Oleh OmelchukUKR548548 (29)
301098Kanstantsin LukaschykBLR547547 (30)
311097Andrei KazakBLR547547 (31)
321437Ásgeir SigurgeirssonISL544544 (32)
331299Franck DumoulinFRA541541 (33)
341480Vyacheslav PodlesnyKAZ540540 (34)
351837Roger DanielTTO539539 (35)
361369Sergio SánchezGUA533533 (36)
371000Arben KucanaALB524524 (37)
381589Nikola ŠaranovićMNE524524 (38)

Qualification (5 August 2012 — 9:00)

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

118Choi Yeong-RaeKOR56998949392959712Q
243Wang ZhiweiCHN5669595959893908Q
355Andrija ZlatićSRB56492979591969313Q
448Hoàng Xuân VinhVIE5639495969292949Q
534Jin Jong-OKOR56297959491929314Q
622Christian ReitzGER56094949495929112Q
738Leonid YekimovRUS5609493949595897Q
827Giuseppe GiordanoITA559939693929392949.6Q
928João CostaPOR5599395979291911049.5
1029Vladimir IsakovRUS5599298959192911149.0
1125Tomoyuki MatsudaJPN559949096929394949.0
1241İsmail KeleşTUR559949294949491846.6
1326Yusuf DikeçTUR5599594949292921046.5
1432Jakkrit PanichpatikumTHA55895909093969412
1545Nick MowrerUSA55893939093949511
1652Damir MikecSRB5589290949594939
1730Florian SchmidtGER55795949194958812
1821Norayr BakhtamyanARM5579596879194949
1919Daniel RepacholiAUS5579495909390958
2040Pavol KoppSVK5569292969290948
2144Walter LapeyreFRA5549193909392958
2236Pablo CarreraESP5549194929194927
2333Juraj TužinskýSVK5549197909096907
2447Francesco BrunoITA55390929392969010
2539Zhang TianCHN5539287939295948
2635Kai JahnssonFIN5529191939092959
2737Ebrahim BarkhordariIRI5529589919491924
2824Daryl SzarenskiUSA55092959189889510
2917Oleh OmelchukUKR5489289919194915
3053Kanstantsin LukaschykBLR54794939091928710
3151Andrei KazakBLR5479388939192908
3220Ásgeir SigurgeirssonISL5448992929293867
3342Franck DumoulinFRA5418988928992917
3431Vyacheslav PodlesnyKAZ5408991888989946
3549Roger DanielTTO5398993919087895
3654Sergio SánchezGUA5339190888989861
3750Arben KucanaALB5248984898990835
3823Nikola ŠaranovićMNE5248384908891883

Final (5 August 2012 — 12:30)

Top eight from Qualification advanced to the Final.

15Jin Jong-OKOR662.0100.056210.
21Choi Yeong-RaeKOR661.592.55698.89.810.59.87.410.
32Wang ZhiweiCHN658.692.656610.
44Hoàng Xuân VinhVIE658.595.55639.68.310.19.39.710.010.410.67.310.2
58Giuseppe GiordanoITA656.097.05599.510.
63Andrija ZlatićSRB655.991.95648.
76Christian ReitzGER654.394.356010.
87Leonid YekimovRUS652.092.05609.