Olympic 50 Meter Prone
June 12, 2012
London 2012 U.S. Competitors: Eric Uptagrafft, Michael McPhail
London 2012 Competition Date: 8/3; finals at 7 a.m. Eastern
Rifle: Rifles chambered to .22 Long Rifle not to exceed 8 kg; thumbhole stocks, thumb rests, heel rest and spirit levels permitted. Anschutz is the leading make.
Range: 50 meters
Scoring: Target is 154.4mm (6.08 inches) wide, with scoring rings 1-10. Black portion (rings 3.5 to 10) is 112.4mm. The 10-ring is 10.4mm (0.41 inches); inner-10-ring is 5mm. In finals competition, scoring rings are divided into tenths. Maximum is 10.9 for a center-shot 10.
Course of fire: 60 shots prone in 1 hour, 15 minutes (assuming electronic scoring is used). Finals: The top eight shooters fire a 10-shot final, one shot at a time, with a time limit of 75 seconds for each. Scores are announced and final tallies updated after each shot.
Beijing 2008 Medalists
- Goldâ€“Artur Aivazian, Ukraine; Silverâ€“Matt Emmons, United States; Warren Potent, Australia
Past U.S. Medalists
- Matt Emmons, silver, Beijing 2008
- Matt Emmons, gold, Athens 2004
- Ed Etzel, gold, Los Angeles 1984
- Victor Auer, silver, Munich 1972
- Lones Wigger, silver, Tokyo 1964
- Tommy Pool, bronze, Tokyo 1964
- Arthur Jackson, bronze, Helsinki 1952
- Arthur Cook, gold, London 1948
- Walter Tomsen, silver, London 1948
Olympic record: 600/600, Christian Klees, Germany, Atlanta 1996
â€¢ with finals: 704.8 (600+104.8), Christian Klees, Germany, Atlanta 1996
World record: 600/600, 13 tied
â€¢ with finals: (tie) 704.8â€”Christian Klees, Germany, Atlanta 1996 (600+104.8); Warren Potent, Australia, Beijing 2011 (599+105.8)