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Shooting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Skeet

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field, Beijing
Date Started: August 14, 2008
Date Finished: August 14, 2008

Gold: ITA Chiara Cainero
Silver: USA Kim Rhode
Bronze: GER Christine Brinker-Wenzel

Summary

The women’s skeet event was held in a raging downpour, which affected the performances. The favorites were Svetlana Demina of Russia and the defending gold medalist, Diána Igaly of Hungary, but they finished 12th and 13th, respectively. The qualifying leader was Italy’s Chiara Cainero, the 2006 World runner-up, with 72. She led Thailand’s Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit by one bird, with three shooters at 70, including American Kim Rhode. Rhode had been a trap shooter, and won the gold medal in 1996 and 2004 in double trap, but that event had been dropped from the Olympic Program so she had switched to skeet. After the final round, Cainero, Rhode, and Germany’s Christine Brinker tied for first with 93 hits. Cainero won the shoot-off for gold when she hit the first two targets, Brinker and Rhode both missing their second shot. Rhode won the silver in the second round of shoot-offs, making two birds, when Brinker missed her second target. For Kim Rhode it was her fourth Olympic shooting medal, adding another silver to her silver in 2000 double trap and her two gold medals in that event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Chiara Cainero 30 Italy ITA Gold 93 OR
2 Kim Rhode 29 United States USA Silver 93 OR
3 Christine Brinker-Wenzel 27 Germany GER Bronze 93 OR
4 Nathalie Larsson 24 Sweden SWE 92
5 Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit 22 Thailand THA 92
6 Wei Ning 26 China CHN 91
7 Antri Eleftheriou 24 Cyprus CYP 67
8 Danka Barteková 23 Slovakia SVK 67
9 Pak Jong-Ran 42 North Korea PRK 66
10 Lucia Mihalache 41 Romania ROU 66
11T Natalia Rahman 26 Australia AUS 66
11T Svetlana Dyomina 47 Russia RUS 66
11T Diána Igaly 43 Hungary HUN 66
14 Elena Little-Allen 36 Great Britain GBR 66
15 Zemfira Meftəkhətddinova 45 Azerbaijan AZE 63
16 Véronique Girardet 42 France FRA 63
17 Marjut Heinonen 31 Finland FIN 61
18 Kim Min-Ji 19 South Korea KOR 55
19 Mona El-Hawary 45 Egypt EGY 50