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Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Shooting Range Hall, Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 9, 2008

Gold: CZE Kateřina Kůrková-Emmons
Silver: RUS Lyubov Galkina
Bronze: CRO Snježana Pejčić

Summary

Kateřína Emmons of the Czech Republic won the first gold of the Beijing Olympic Games when she won the air rifle. As Kateřína Kůrková she had placed third in this event at the 2004 Olympics, and was the runner-up at the 2006 World Championships. The favorite in Beijing was the defending champion and 2006 World Champion, Du Li of China. Du was fourth after the qualifying with 399, which was led by Emmons who went clear with 400. But Du had the second lowest score among the finalists and dropped back to fifth place overall. Emmons had the highest final score with 103.5 to win the gold over Russia’s Lyubov Galkina, silver medalist in 2004 and many times an international champion. Another disappointment was Germany’s Sonja Pfeilschifter, who had been a three-time World Champion and was one of the best international rifle shooters in the last decade. But Pfeilschifter placed only 12th in qualifying. She has never performed well at the Olympics. Thru 2008, after four Olympics and eight events, she had yet to win a medal and only made the finals four times. Kateřína Emmons was the wife of American shooter Matt Emmons. They had met at the 2004 Olympics and married in June 2007.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Kateřina Kůrková-Emmons 24 Czech Republic CZE Gold 503,5 OR
2 Lyubov Galkina 35 Russia RUS Silver 502,1
3 Snježana Pejčić 26 Croatia CRO Bronze 500,9
4 Jamie Beyerle-Gray 24 United States USA 499,8
5 Du Li 26 China CHN 499,6
6 Olga Dovgun 37 Kazakhstan KAZ 498,1
7 Marie-Laure Gigon 24 France FRA 497,3
8 Sylwia Bogacka 26 Poland POL 495,7
9 Daniela Pešková 24 Slovakia SVK 396
10 Kim Chan-Mi 18 South Korea KOR 396
11 Eglis Yaima Cruz 28 Cuba CUB 396
12 Sonja Pfeilschifter 37 Germany GER 396
13 Kim Yeo-Ul 21 South Korea KOR 395
14 Kristina Vestveit 21 Norway NOR 395
15 Emily Caruso 31 United States USA 395
16 Irene Beyeler 22 Switzerland SUI 395
17 Barbara Lechner-Engleder 25 Germany GER 394
18 Olga Desyatskaya 21 Russia RUS 394
19 Laurence Brize 32 France FRA 394
20 Lidija Mihajlović 39 Serbia SRB 394
21 Hanna Etula 27 Finland FIN 394
22 Zorigtyn Batkhuyag 34 Mongolia MGL 394
23 Shaimaa Abdel-Latif-Hashad 27 Egypt EGY 393
24 Yosheefin Prasasti 26 Indonesia INA 393
25 Agnieszka Staroń-Nagay 27 Poland POL 393
26 Desislava Balabanova 19 Bulgaria BUL 393
27 Nataliya Kalnysh 34 Ukraine UKR 393
28T Valentina Turisini 38 Italy ITA 393
28T Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat 38 India IND 393
30 Suzana Cimbal Spirelja 32 Croatia CRO 393
31 Pavla Kalná 25 Czech Republic CZE 392
32 Yelena Kuznetsova 26 Uzbekistan UZB 392
33 Annik Marguet 27 Switzerland SUI 391
34 Gyda Ellefsplass Olssen 29 Norway NOR 391
35 Anita Tóth 28 Hungary HUN 390
36 Sasithorn Hongprasert 24 Thailand THA 390
37 Zhao Yinghui 26 China CHN 389
38 Marjo Yli-Kiikka 30 Finland FIN 389
39 Avneet Sidhu 26 India IND 389
40 Thanyalak Chotphibunsin 17 Thailand THA 388
41 Fabienne Diato-Pasetti 42 Monaco MON 387
42 Sue McCready 27 Australia AUS 386
43 Diliana Méndez 25 Venezuela VEN 386
44 Robyn Van Nus 25 Australia AUS 384
45 Daria Sharipova 18 Ukraine UKR 384
46 Phool Maya Kyapchhaki 27 Nepal NEP 380
47 Yekaterina Arabova 24 Turkmenistan TKM 376