Saturday, August 14, 2004
China's Li Du breaks 12-year-old mark
ATHENS, Greece -- A Chinese shooter and two Russians set
Olympic records during the air rifle and air pistol events
China's Li Du scored 502 points to win the gold medal in the
women's 10-meter air rifle, and silver medalist Lioubov Galkina's
399 in qualifying was also an Olympic record.
Later, Mikhail Nestruev scored 591 in qualification for the
10-meter air pistol to break another mark.
The previous women's qualifying record of 397 was set by Petra
Horneber of Germany in Atlanta in 1996, then equaled by Kang
Cho-hyun of South Korea at Sydney four years ago. The overall
women's record had been Yeo Kab-soon's 498.2 in Barcelona in 1992.
The men's qualifying record of 590 had been jointly set by Yifu
Wang of China and Franck Dumoulin of France on the same day in