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Shooting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Skeet

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field, Beijing
Date Started: August 15, 2008
Date Finished: August 16, 2008

Gold: USA Vincent Hancock
Silver: NOR Tore Brovold
Bronze: FRA Anthony Terras

Summary

US shooter Vincent Hancock led the qualifying with 121. In the final he was clear thru 19 shots, but missed his 20th target, and was tied by Norway’s Tore Brovold, who was clear in the final with 25. Hancock was only 19-years-old, shooting in his first major international, while Brovold had been bronze medalist at the 2006 World Championships. But in the shoot-off, Hancock prevailed, making four consecutive birds and winning when Brovold missed his fourth shot. The favorites in the event struggled. Georgios Akhilleos of Greece, world-ranked #1 coming into Beijing, made the final, but finished only fifth. Defending champion Andrea Benelli of Italy placed only 24th. The two other Olympic gold medalists competing, Ennio Falco of Italy and Mykola Milchev of Ukraine, gold medalists at Sydney 2000 and Atlanta 1996, finished 15th and 32nd respectively.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Vincent Hancock 19 United States USA Gold 145 OR
2 Tore Brovold 38 Norway NOR Silver 145 OR
3 Anthony Terras 23 France FRA Bronze 144
4 Antonis Nikolaidis 41 Cyprus CYP 144
5 Giorgos Akhilleos 27 Cyprus CYP 143
6 Qu Ridong 39 China CHN 142
7T Jin Di 29 China CHN 118
7T Juan Aramburu 26 Spain ESP 118
7T Abdullah Al-Rashidi 44 Kuwait KUW 118
10T Zaid Al-Mutairi 26 Kuwait KUW 118
10T Sean Mclelland 22 United States USA 118
10T Harald Jensen 41 Norway NOR 118
13 Tino Wenzel 34 Germany GER 117
14 Ennio Falco 40 Italy ITA 117
15 Nasser Al-Attiya 37 Qatar QAT 117
16 Jan Sychra 39 Czech Republic CZE 117
17 George Barton 30 Australia AUS 116
18 Andrei Inešin 41 Estonia EST 115
19 Valery Shomin 27 Russia RUS 115
20 Axel Wegner 45 Germany GER 115
21 Mario Núñez 28 Spain ESP 115
22 Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum 31 United Arab Emirates UAE 114
23 Konstantin Tsuranov 35 Russia RUS 113
24 Andrea Benelli 48 Italy ITA 113
25 Anders Golding 24 Denmark DEN 112
26 Juan Romero 44 Guatemala GUA 111
27 Ariel Flores 31 Mexico MEX 111
28 Jorge Atalah 39 Chile CHI 111
29 Ziad Richa 40 Lebanon LIB 111
30 Paul Rahman 23 Australia AUS 110
31 Julio Dujarric 30 Dominican Republic DOM 110
32 Mykola Milchev 40 Ukraine UKR 109
33 Georgios Salavantakis 37 Greece GRE 109
34 Andrey Gerashchenko 38 Belarus BLR 109
35 Ioan Toman 49 Romania ROU 108
36 Franco Donato 26 Egypt EGY 106
37 Rashid Hamad 20 Qatar QAT 106
38 Diego Duarte 37 Colombia COL 106
39 Sayed Al-Mutairi 39 Saudi Arabia KSA 104
40 Marco Matellini 36 Peru PER 95
41 Roger Dahi 46 Syria SYR 91