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Shooting at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Shooting at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, London
Date Started: August 2, 2012
Date Finished: August 3, 2012

Gold: CUB Leuris Pupo
Silver: IND Vijay Kumar
Bronze: CHN Ding Feng

Summary

Rapid-fire pistol had a major change in its format for London 2012. Unlike previous years, and all other shooting event in London, qualifying scores did not carry over to the final, and the final started as a clean slate. In the final, shooters used a “hit-or-miss” point system, with elimination starting after the fourth series.

The gold medal was won by Cuba’s Leuris Pupo, who qualified third, and was only mediocre in his first final series, with 3 of 5 points. But he was perfect on his next three series, and then scored 4 of 5 in his final two series for 34 final points, which equaled the world best for the final round. This was Pupo’s fourth Olympic Games and his victory was the first ever for Cuba in shooting. Silver went to India’s Vijay Kumar while Ding Feng of China won bronze. The world’s #1 ranked shooter coming into London was Aleksey Klimov of Russia. Klimov posted a world record for the qualifying round, with 592, but in the fourth series of the final he hit only 2 of 5 targets, dropping him out of the medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Leuris Pupo 35 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Vijay Kumar 26 India IND Silver
3 Ding Feng 25 China CHN Bronze
4 Aleksey Klimov 36 Russia RUS
5 Zhang Jian 26 China CHN
6 Christian Reitz 25 Germany GER
7 Martin Podhráský 28 Czech Republic CZE
8 Leonid Yekimov 24 Russia RUS
9 Martin Strnad 37 Czech Republic CZE
10 Kim Dae-Ung 24 South Korea KOR
11 Jorge Llames 33 Spain ESP
12 Roman Bondaruk 38 Ukraine UKR
13 Emil Milev 48 United States USA
14 Keith Sanderson 37 United States USA
15 Jakkrit Panichpatikum 39 Thailand THA
16 Ralf Schumann 50 Germany GER
17 Afanasijs Kuzmins 65 Latvia LAT
18 David Chapman 47 Australia AUS