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Shooting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Shooting Centre, Cecil Park, New South Wales
Date Started: September 23, 2000
Date Finished: September 23, 2000

Gold: SLO Rajmond Debevec
Silver: FIN Juha Hirvi
Bronze: NOR Harald Stenvaag

Summary

Slovenia’s Rajmond Debevec was one of the great shooters of the 1990s, having twice been named the international shooter of the year. He also held world records in both air rifle and small-bore three positions. In this event, he had been world record holder since 1991, but he had yet to win an Olympic medal. In the preliminary round he led with 1,177 and increased his lead in the finals, winning gold by 4.6 points over Finland’s Juha Hirvi. The bronze medalist, Harald Stenvaag (NOR), had been silver medalist in small-bore prone in 1992, while the fourth-place finisher, Artem Khadzhibekov (RUS) had been gold medalist in the 1996 air rifle.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Rajmond Debevec 37 Slovenia SLO Gold 1,275.1
2 Juha Hirvi 40 Finland FIN Silver 1,270.5
3 Harald Stenvaag 47 Norway NOR Bronze 1,268.6
4 Artyom Khadzhibekov 30 Russia RUS 1,268.2
5 Artur Aivazian 27 Ukraine UKR 1,266.6
6 Christian Bauer 30 Germany GER 1,266.0
7 Yevgeny Aleynikov 33 Russia RUS 1,265.5
8 Jozef Gönci 26 Slovakia SVK 1,261.3
9T Mike Anti 36 United States USA 1,164
9T Mario Knögler 21 Austria AUT 1,164
9T Sergey Martynov 32 Belarus BLR 1,164
12T Espen Berg-Knutsen 30 Norway NOR 1,162
12T Thomas Farnik 33 Austria AUT 1,162
12T Roger Hansson 30 Sweden SWE 1,162
15T Václav Bečvář 43 Czech Republic CZE 1,161
15T Nemanja Mirosavljev 30 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1,161
15T Radim Novák 27 Czech Republic CZE 1,161
18T Glenn Dubis 41 United States USA 1,160
18T Lee Eun-Cheol 33 South Korea KOR 1,160
20T Jonas Edman 33 Sweden SWE 1,159
20T Timothy Lowndes 20 Australia AUS 1,159
22T Jean-Pierre Amat 38 France FRA 1,158
22T Oleh Mykhailov 32 Ukraine UKR 1,158
22T Samuel Wieland 23 Australia AUS 1,158
25T Bae Seong-Deok 30 South Korea KOR 1,157
25T Maik Eckhardt 30 Germany GER 1,157
25T Anatoly Klimenko 37 Belarus BLR 1,157
25T Péter Sidi 22 Hungary HUN 1,157
29T Hrachya Petikyan 40 Armenia ARM 1,156
29T Stevan Pletikosić 28 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1,156
31 Ning Lijia 35 China CHN 1,155
32 Guy Starik 35 Israel ISR 1,154
33T Pablo Álvarez 22 Argentina ARG 1,150
33T Jorge González 43 Spain ESP 1,150
35 Yury Lomov 36 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 1,147
36 Jaco Henn 25 South Africa RSA 1,145
37 Tevarit Majchacheeap 25 Thailand THA 1,144
38 Cai Yalin 23 China CHN 1,143
39 Roberto José Elías 23 Mexico MEX 1,140
40 Naoki Kurita 28 Japan JPN 1,138
41 Nedžad Fazlija 32 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1,132
42 Wayne Sorensen 37 Canada CAN 1,131
43 Varavut Majchacheeap 27 Thailand THA 1,126
44 Corne Basson 32 South Africa RSA 1,125