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Christian Reitz
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1987-04-29) 29 April 1987 (age 35)
Löbau, East Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportShooting
Event(s)Air pistol
ClubSV Kriftel
Medal record
Men's shooting
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 25 m rapid fire pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 25 m rapid fire pistol
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2022 Cairo 25 m standard pistol mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Changwon 25 m center fire pistol
Silver medal – second place 2018 Changwon 25 m team rapid fire pistol
Silver medal – second place 2022 Cairo 25 m standard pistol
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Osijek 25 m RF pistol team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Osijek 25 m center fire pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Osijek 25 m rapid fire pistol

Christian Reitz (born 29 April 1987) is a German 25 metre rapid fire pistol shooter, the current world record holder.

Career

He rose to fame during 2005, the first year with the new equipment rules, but was defeated in that year's European Junior Championships by teammate Philipp Wagenitz before finishing his junior career with victories in the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships and the 2007 European Championships.[citation needed]

In his first year as a senior,[when?] Reitz won two World Cup competitions and was the runner-up behind three-time Olympic champion Ralf Schumann at another, equalling the world record with a 591 score in Milan, and raising Schumann's final world record from 790.0 to 794.0.[citation needed] At the 2008 Olympics, he won the bronze medal behind Oleksandr Petriv and Schumann.[1]

Performance timeline

25 metre rapid fire pistol

2008 2009
Olympic Games 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
579+200.3
Not held
World Championships Not held
European Championships Not held
World Cup 1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
588+197.6
4th
589+195.4
World Cup 2
World Cup 3 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
585+201.4
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
584+201.3
World Cup 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
591+203.0
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
582+198.0
World Cup Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
590+197.9
Qualified

Records

Current world records held in 25 metre rapid fire pistol
Men Qualification 593  Christian Reitz (GER)
 Kim Jun-hong (KOR)
July 30, 2013
July 6, 2014
Osijek (CRO)
Beijing (CHN)
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References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christian Reitz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.