Shooting Beijing Olympics

Shooting has 15 sets of medals up for grabs and includes: rifle, shotgun, pistol, and running target events.

Venue: Beijing Shooting Range Hall

Qiu Jian from China wins gold in men’s 50m rifle three positions

Qiu Jian has won the gold medal in the men’s 50 meter rifle three positions. Jury Sukhorukov of Ukraine won the silver with a tenth of a point less than Jian. Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia won the bronze medal.
Matthew Emmons of the United States was leading most of the way and shot a [...]

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Vincent Hancock from the United States has won the gold medal in the men’s skeet at the Beijing Olympic Games with a total of 145 hits. Hancock had to battle off Tore Brovold of Norway in a shoot-off for the gold. Anthony Terras of France took the bronze medal, also after a shoot-off.

Oleksandr Petriv of Ukraine has won the gold medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol with a score of 780.2 to set a new Olympic record.
Ralf Schumann (779.5) and Christian Reitz (779.3) won the silver and bronze medals for Germany.

Artur Ayvazian from Ukraine has won the gold medal in the men’s 50 meter rifle prone at the Beijing Olympics, with a total score of 702.7 points.
The United States‘ Matthew Emmons won the silver medal with a total of 701.7 and Australia’s Warren Potent won the bronze medal with a total of 700.5.

Chiara Cainero from Italy won the gold medal in the afternoon rain, in the women’s skeet at the Beijing Olympics.
Kimberly Rhode of the United States and Christine Brinker of Germany won the bronze medal.

Du Li from China has won the gold medal in the women’s 50m rifle three positions setting a new Olympic record of 690.3 points.
Katerina Emmons of the Czech Republic won the silver medal with 687.7 points, and Eglis Yaima Cruz of Cuba with 687.6 points won the bronze medal.

An Italian shooter after winning a silver medal yesterday in double trap shooting, has called for his government to drop the taxes on money won through winning an Olympic medal.
“I would sincerely hope that the (Italian) parliament would pass this law,” D’Aniello told a news conference when asked about the taxation back home, a question [...]