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Launi Meili

Full name: Launi Kay Meili (-Geddes)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: June 4, 1963 in Spokane, Washington, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Launi Meili was a rifle shooter who competed for the US at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, highlighted by her small-bore rifle gold medal in Barcelona. Meili competed in small-bore and air rifle at both Olympics. Meili also won six medals at the Pan American Games, with three golds won in 1991, two silvers in 1987, and a silver in 1991. During her career she set three world records. Meili retired from competition after the 1992 Olympics and entered coaching.

Meili graduated from Eastern Washington University and then earned a masters’ degree in sports psychology from the University of Idaho in 2001. She served as assistant coach to the US National rifle team from 1997-2000. She was then head coach at the University of Nebraska, leading them to a #2 national ranking in 2004-05. Meili later became the head coach at the Air Force Academy. She is a member of the International Shooting Hall of Fame, the Eastern Washington Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Inland Empire Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres United States USA 6
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting Women's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres United States USA 7
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres United States USA 11T
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting Women's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 493.3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Round 493.3 395 98.3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 395 100 96 99 100
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Standings 391
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 391 98 97 98 98

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 676.5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Round 676.5 582 94.5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 582 197 195 190
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Prone 197 99 98
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Kneeling 195 98 97
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Standing 190 91 99
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Standings 684.3
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Round 684.3 587 97.3
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 587 200 193 194
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Prone 200 100 100
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Standing 194 95 99
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round Kneeling 193 96 97
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