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Ralf Schumann

Full name: Ralf Schumann
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 10, 1962 in Meißen, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: GST-Klub Leipzig, Leipzig (GER) / SG Dudweiler, Saarbrücken (GER) / FV SSZ Suhl, Suhl (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Husband of Anke Völker-Schumann.

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Ralf Schumann is the most titled rapid-fire pistol shooter ever. He was the Olympic Champion in 1992, 1996, and 2004, and also won silver at the Olympics in 1988 and 2008. Schumann was World Champion with the rapid-fire pistol in 1990 and 1998, runner-up in 2002, and bronze medalist in 1986 and 1984. He has won almost 40 World Cup titles, and seven European Championships – 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, and 2003. In the World Cup, he has won the year-end title 13 times between 1989 and 2007, and been on the podium 17 times. He set his first world record with the rapid-fire pistol in 1991 and held the record thru 2006. He began shooting in the former East Germany, and made the 1984 Olympic team which did not compete at Los Angeles. In Germany, Schumann was known as “Schützen Schumi,” or “Schumi of shooters,” a reference to Formula I driving legend, Michael Schumacher. Schumann has worked as a precision mechanic in a sawmill and with a weapons importer. At the weapons importer he designed his own pistol, now manufactured by the Italian company Pardini, which is popular with many of his competitors. He is married to an Olympic pistol shooter, the former Anke Völker.

Results

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PP FRP PTS S1P S2P R1P R2P R3P PRP FP I10 8SP 6SP 4SP
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Shooting East Germany GDR Final Standings 696
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Shooting East Germany GDR Final Round 696 597 99
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Shooting East Germany GDR Preliminary Round 597 298 299
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Shooting East Germany GDR Preliminary Round Stage 1 298 100 99 99
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Shooting East Germany GDR Preliminary Round Stage 2 299 100 100 99
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 885
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Shooting Germany GER Final Round 885 96 789
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Shooting Germany GER Elimination Round 789
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round 594 299 295
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 698.0
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Shooting Germany GER Final Round 698.0 102.0 596
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round 596
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 683.3
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Shooting Germany GER Final Round 683.3 99.3 584
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round 584 289 295
2004 Summer 42 Athina Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 694.9
2004 Summer 42 Athina Shooting Germany GER Final Round 694.9 102.9 592
2004 Summer 42 Athina Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round 592 297 295
2004 Summer 42 Athina Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round Stage 1 297 99 99 99
2004 Summer 42 Athina Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round Stage 2 295 99 99 97
2008 Summer 46 Beijing Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 779,5
2008 Summer 46 Beijing Shooting Germany GER Final Round 779,5 200,5 579
2008 Summer 46 Beijing Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round 579 288 291
2008 Summer 46 Beijing Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round Stage 1 288 97 99 92
2008 Summer 46 Beijing Shooting Germany GER Preliminary Round Stage 2 291 99 97 95
2012 Summer 50 London Shooting Germany GER Qualification 577 14
2012 Summer 50 London Shooting Germany GER Qualification Stage 1 287 96 97 94
2012 Summer 50 London Shooting Germany GER Qualification Stage 2 290 97 98 95