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

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Shooting Range Hall, Beijing
Date Started: August 17, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008

Gold: CHN Qiu Jian
Silver: UKR Yuriy Sukhorukov
Bronze: SLO Rajmond Debevec

Summary

In 2004, Matt Emmons (USA) won gold in the English match and looked set to win a historic small-bore double in the three position event when he led going into the final shot. But on the final shot, he cross-fired – shooting at the wrong target – and was awarded a score of 0 for the final shot, which dropped him to last place among the finalists. In Beijing he won a silver in the small-bore prone event two days before starting the three-position event. In qualifying he was second with 1,175, trailing Slovenia’s Rajmond Debevec by one point. But in the final, he was easily the best shooter for nine shots, posting 90.9 for those nine shots, well ahead of the other finalists. He looked set to redeem himself for the problems in Athina when it happened again. He did not cross-fire, but his finger slipped on the final shot and he scored only a 4.4. This dropped him to fourth place and out of the medals. The gold medal was won by China’s Qiu Jian, which was considered a major upset. China’s defending gold medalist, Jia Zhanbo, placed only 24th.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Qiu Jian 33 China CHN Gold 1.272,5
2 Yuriy Sukhorukov 40 Ukraine UKR Silver 1.272,4
3 Rajmond Debevec 45 Slovenia SLO Bronze 1.271,7
4 Matt Emmons 27 United States USA 1.270,3
5 Thomas Farnik 41 Austria AUT 1.268,9
6 Mario Knögler 29 Austria AUT 1.268,4
7 Valerian Sauveplane 28 France FRA 1.267,1
8 Vebjørn Berg 28 Norway NOR 1.266,5
9 Marco De Nicolo 31 Italy ITA 1.169
10 Maik Eckhardt 38 Germany GER 1.169
11 Stevan Pletikosić 36 Serbia SRB 1.168
12 Juha Hirvi 48 Finland FIN 1.168
13 Gagan Narang 25 India IND 1.167
14 Artyom Khadzhibekov 38 Russia RUS 1.167
15 Han Jin-Seop 26 South Korea KOR 1.167
16 Toshikazu Yamashita 31 Japan JPN 1.167
17 Michael Winter 32 Germany GER 1.166
18 Sergey Kovalenko 38 Russia RUS 1.166
19 Artur Aivazian 35 Ukraine UKR 1.165
20 Nemanja Mirosavljev 38 Serbia SRB 1.165
21 Beat Müller 30 Switzerland SUI 1.164
22 Jason Parker 34 United States USA 1.164
23 Václav Haman 22 Czech Republic CZE 1.163
24 Jia Zhanbo 34 China CHN 1.163
25 Péter Sidi 29 Hungary HUN 1.163
26 Sanjeev Rajput 27 India IND 1.162
27 Yury Yurkov 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 1.162
28 Henri Häkkinen 28 Finland FIN 1.161
29 Vitaly Bubnovich 33 Belarus BLR 1.161
30 Espen Berg-Knutsen 38 Norway NOR 1.160
31 Park Bong-Deok 34 South Korea KOR 1.159
32 Vitaly Dovgun 37 Kazakhstan KAZ 1.158
33 Robert Kraskowski 40 Poland POL 1.156
34 Sergey Martynov 40 Belarus BLR 1.156
35 Marcel Bürge 36 Switzerland SUI 1.155
36 Doron Egozi 27 Israel ISR 1.155
37 Jozef Gönci 34 Slovakia SVK 1.154
38 Gil Simkovitch 26 Israel ISR 1.153
39 Niccolò Campriani 20 Italy ITA 1.153
40 Benjamin Burge 28 Australia AUS 1.152
41 Josselin Henry 26 France FRA 1.151
42 Jonathan Hammond 27 Great Britain GBR 1.148
43 Nedžad Fazlija 40 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1.148
44 Petar Gorša 20 Croatia CRO 1.148
45 Matthew Inabinet 23 Australia AUS 1.141
46 Mohamed Amer 39 Egypt EGY 1.135
47 Eliécer Pérez 34 Cuba CUB 1.134
48 Ruslan Ismailov 21 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 1.130
49 Mohammad Umer 25 Pakistan PAK 1.116