USA Shooting Team’s Performance at 2012 London Olympics

Published 06/29/2021, 4:19 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 13: Vincent Hancock of the United States competes in the qualification match for the skeet event on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)


In the shooting sport, USA tops the medal tally at Summer Olympics. During the 2012 London Olympics, USA clinched the second position in medal charts with four medals. While South Korea was on the top with six medals.

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Team USA won three gold and a bronze medal. On the other hand, South Korea won three gold and two silver medals. China finished fourth with seven medals (gold-2, silver-2)

USA shooters had a medal rush in the Shotgun event

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During the 2012 London Olympics, there were 15 shooting events. Team USA has always been a dominant force in the Shotgun event.

Likes of Kim Rhode and Vincent Hancock were the favorites in team USA. Notably, Rhode won her fifth gold medal in the skeet women’s event at Olympics in 2012.

Followed by Vincent, who won his second consecutive gold medal in the skeet men’s event. Kim Rhode also became the first American to compete in all three shotgun events in 2012.

Another shooter in the fray, Jamie Lynn Gray grabbed the gold medal in the 50m rifle, 3 positions women’s event. And Matthew Emmons won the fourth medal, by clinching the bronze in 50m rifle, 3 positions men’s event.

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Gold medalists in Shooting at 2012 London Olympics

A number of shooters compete at Summer Olympics every year. Shooters have to aim at the top positions in qualifications to reach the finals. After reaching the finals, the competition of the match rises to new heights.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 05: Jongoh Jin of Korea poses with the gold medal after the Men’s 50m Pistol Shooting final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Here is a list of shooters who won Gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Men’s event:

10m air pistol  – Jin Jong-oh(South Korea)

25m rapid fire pistol- Leuris Pupo(Cuba)

50m pistol- Jin Jong-oh(South Korea)

Women’s event:

10m air pistol- Guo Wenjun( China)

25m sports pistol- Kim Jang-mi( South Korea)

Men’s event

10m air rifle- Alin Moldoveanu (Romania),

50m rifle, 3 positions-Niccolo Campriani(Italy)

50m rifle, prone- (Sergei Martynov(Belarus)

Women’s event

10m air rifle- Yi Siling(China)

50m rifle, 3 positions- Jamie Lynn Gray ( United Nations)

Shotgun

Men’s event

Skeet- Vincent Hancock( United States)

Trap- Giovanni Cernogoraz(Croatia)

Double Trap- Peter Wilson( Great Britain)

Women’s event

Skeet- Kim Rhode(United States)

Trap- Jessica Rossi( Italy)

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