Women's 10m Air Rifle Olympic Recap

Women's 10m Air Rifle Olympic Recap
USA athlete Jamie Beyerle Gray turned in strong performances in both the qualifying and final rounds in women's air rifle to finish fifth.

Gray, Scherer Make Finals, Miss Medals

USA shooters Jamie Beyerle Gray and Sarah Scherer shot their way into the finals in Women's 10m Air Rifle—both with 397/400, two points off the lead pace—and finished in fifth and seventh, respectively.

Gray, from Lebanon, PA, turned in a strong performance, a 97/100 and 98/100 book-ended by a pair of perfect 100s in the qualifying round to earn her spot in the finals. Her finals round wasn't bad either, with only two sub-10 scores—a 9.5 on her first shot and a 9.7 on her third (in finals competition, the scoring rings are broken into tenths of a point, with a center shot worth 10.9—but she wasn't able to close the gap and climb onto the medal stand, despite a pair of 10.7s.

Scherer, from Woburn, MA, fired three 99s and a 100 to make the qualifying round and shot just a single sub-10 score in the final, a 9.5. However, her 10s were in the low end of the range—from 10.1 to 10.5—and it just wasn't enough.


The Chinese women continued their winning ways in women's air rifle. The gold medal went to China's Siling Yi, who dropped but a single point in the qualifying round and then smoked her competition in the



final with solid 10s throughout. Poland's Sylwia Bogacka likewise qualified with a 399/400 but came up 0.7 points short of gold. The bronze medalist was Dan Yu, also of China, came into the final with a 398 and fired the second highest final total, 103.5, to stave off the rest of the field. Katerina Emmons, who shoots for the Czech Republic and is the wife of USA men's shooter Matt Emmons, finished fourth.

  • Gold—Yi, Siliing (CHN) 399+103.9 502.9

  • Silver—Bogacka, Sylwia (POL) 399+103.2 502.2
  • Bronze—Yu, Dan (CHN) 398+103.5 501.5
  • 4. Emmons, Katerina (CZE) 397+103.3 500.3

  • 5. Gray, Jamie (USA) 397+102.7 499.7
  • 6. Ahmadi, Elaheh (IRI) 397+102.1 499.1
  • 7. Scherer, Sara (USA) 397+102.0 499.0
  • 8. Vdovina, Daria (RUS) 398+100.5 498.5

Recommended for You

Thompson/Center and S&W's Performance Center team up to build an entry-level long-range chassis rifle. Bolt-Action

Review: Performance Center-Thompson/Center LRR

Alfredo Rico - April 09, 2019

Thompson/Center and S&W's Performance Center team up to build an entry-level long-range...

Big game hunters in search of an accurate, long-range rifle need look no further than Browning and the new X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Speed Long Range McMillan. Bolt-Action

New Browning X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Long Range McMillan Rifles

RifleShooter Online Staff - November 07, 2018

Big game hunters in search of an accurate, long-range rifle need look no further than Browning...

The author takes stock of rimfire rifles he's known and loved. Ammo

.22 Memory Lane

J. Scott Rupp - January 04, 2019

The author takes stock of rimfire rifles he's known and loved.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Delta 5 - Daniel Defense

Delta 5 - Daniel Defense's New Precision Bolt Action Rifle

Those looking to explore precision rifle shooting without going broke will be well served by Daniel Defense's new Delta 5.

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

David Fortier talks with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition about the evolution of the .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match bullet.

Hornady 6MM Creedmoor

Hornady 6MM Creedmoor

Tom Beckstrand and Neal Emery of Hornady highlight the 6MM Creedmoor ammo.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Gunsite's Ed Head reviews the Ruger American/Robar Scout Rifle. Bolt-Action

Review: Ruger American/Robar Scout Rifle

Ed Head - April 23, 2019

Gunsite's Ed Head reviews the Ruger American/Robar Scout Rifle.

The author takes stock of rimfire rifles he's known and loved. Ammo

.22 Memory Lane

J. Scott Rupp - January 04, 2019

The author takes stock of rimfire rifles he's known and loved.

SIG SAUER adds to its Elite Match ammo line with the 30-06 Springfield. Ammo

New 30-06 Springfield Elite Match Ammo from SIG SAUER

Rifleshooter Online Editors - April 03, 2019

SIG SAUER adds to its Elite Match ammo line with the 30-06 Springfield.

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.