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Shooting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Shooting Centre, Cecil Park, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 21, 2000

Gold: RUS Sergey Alifirenko
Silver: SUI Michel Ansermet
Bronze: ROU Iulian Raicea

Summary

Ralf Schumann was the gold medalist in 1992 and 1996, World Champion in 1990 and 1998, and the world record holder. He was a huge favorite, but he barely qualified for the final, placing seventh in the preliminary round and eventually finishing fifth. Three shooters tied with 587 for first in the prelims – Sergei Alifirenko (RUS), Michel Ansermet (SUI), and Iulian Raicea (ROM). But in the final, Alifirenko was the strongest, eventually defeating Ansermet by 1.5 points. It was the first major international victory for Alifirenko, whose hero was Schumann. Schumann was penalized two points for protesting an 8 score. After the protest was disallowed, the further penalty dropped him from medal contention.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Sergey Alifirenko 41 Russia RUS Gold 687.6
2 Michel Ansermet 35 Switzerland SUI Silver 686.1
3 Iulian Raicea 27 Romania ROU Bronze 684.6
4 Emil Milev 36 Bulgaria BUL 684.5
5 Ralf Schumann 38 Germany GER 683.3
6 Oleg Khvatsovas 33 Belarus BLR 682.4
7 Krzysztof Kucharczyk 43 Poland POL 682.2
8 Afanasijs Kuzmins 53 Latvia LAT 681.3
9T Daniel Leonhard 27 Germany GER 584
9T Leuris Pupo 23 Cuba CUB 584
11 Iulică Cazan 20 Romania ROU 583
12T István Jambrik 32 Hungary HUN 580
12T Vladimir Vokhmyanin 38 Kazakhstan KAZ 580
14 Lajos Pálinkás 36 Hungary HUN 579
15T John McNally 44 United States USA 578
15T Roman Špirelja 26 Croatia CRO 578
17 Nguyễn Trung Hiếu 20 Vietnam VIE 577
18T Daniel Felizia 38 Argentina ARG 571
18T Li Hao Jian 43 Hong Kong HKG 571
20 David Chapman 35 Australia AUS 557