Former Olympic champion rifle shooter: Du Li

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2021-10-26

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National shooting team coach Du Li. [Photo/CHINA NEWS SERVICE]

Du Li, born March 5, 1982 in Yiyuan, Zibo, East China's Shandong province, is a female Chinese sport shooter who was a gold medalist at the 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics; she has also won titles at World Cup, World Championships and the Asian Games.

Du Li competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she won the gold medal in the women's 10 meter air rifle competition. She has achieved the maximum 400 in this event twice – in 2003 and 2006. She won a gold medal in the women's 50 meter rifle three positions competition in the 2008 Summer Olympics, setting a new Olympic record in the process.

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Du Li set a new Olympic record in women's 10 meter rifle in qualification rounds by scoring 420.7. She later won a silver medal in the final.

Now, Du Li is the coach of national shooting team.