20080725/加拿大华裔奥运选手赵航

捷克佳摄影/居住在大多伦多地区唯一的加拿大华裔奥运选手赵航在赛前的训练中。

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赵航的母亲赵廉


加拿大奥委会运动员介绍

Chao, Avianna – Shooting
Born: 03 May 1975 – Wuhan, China
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 173 cm / 5’8”
Weight: 67 kg / 147 lbs
Coach(es): Patrick Haynes
On team since: 2003
Event(s): Pistol
Club: CNRA Handgun Club

Career Highlights

?Her gold medal in the air pistol at the 2007 Pan Am Games gave Canada its berth into the 2008 Olympic Games
?A 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist (25m pistol pairs)
?First international competition was the 2003 USA World Cup in 2003 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Talking Points

?Became involved in the sport initially to support her fiancé, Patrick Haynes, who was trying out for the national disabled shooting team (he is now her personal coach and the national team coach)
?Moved to Canada from China at age 11
?Many family members from China will watch her from the stands in Beijing
?Her hero is her mom, Lien Chao, who came to Canada with only $100 in her pocket, was able to provide countless opportunities and unwavering support (and has also gone on to obtain her PhD, work with the Toronto District Board of Education and author several books)
?Offering continuing support, her mother took a year off work and is helping with her with fundraising and media assistance prior to the Olympic Games
?Attended the University of Toronto on a scholarship and graduated as an engineer
?Would like to excel as a computer engineer
?Loves to watch and play basketball (but wishes she were better at it)
?Speaks English and Mandarin

Career Results

?2007 Pan Am Games – 10m Air Pistol – 1st
?2006 Commonwealth Games – 25m Pistol Pairs – 3rd
?2005 Championship of the Americas – 10m Air Pistol Team – 1st
?2005 Pan American Championships – 25m Sport Pistol – 4th; 10m Air Pistol – 5th
?2003 Pan Am Games – 25m Pistol – 4th

http://www.olympic.ca/Beijing2008/EN/605/Athletes.htm

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赵航参赛的两个项目介绍

25m Pistol Women

The program consists of a combination of 30 precision shots and 30 rapid-fire shots, at a distance of 25 meters. The center of the target is 50 mm in diameter for the precision stage. Six series of five shots each must be completed, each series in five minutes. In the rapid fire stage the target has a center of 100 mm and six series of five shots each must be completed with three seconds allowed for each shot with a break of seven seconds in between. The pistol used is of 5.6 mm (.22 Long Rifle) caliber capable of firing five shots. A maximum weight of 1400 grams is specified and minimum triggers pull weight of 1000 grams. The pistol grip has various restrictions on shape and dimensions and must not touch any part of the wrist. The pistol must be capable of fitting into a box 300 x 150 x 50 mm with a tolerance of 1.0 mm in each direction. Only “open” sights are permitted –see pistol sights.

In the Final of the eight best shooters, four series of five shots each are completed in the rapid fire stage. The shots are evaluated in decimal tenths. The scores of the “Qualification program” and the Final are added together to determine the winners.

10m Air Pistol Men and Women

Air Pistols are 4.5mm (.177”) with a maximum weight of 1500 g from which the pellet is propelled by air either by an external level or by pre-compressed air or CO2 cylinder. The trigger pull must be a minimum of 500 g. The pistol grip must not go past the hand nor touch any part of the wrist, and has other restrictions on shape and dimensions and the pistol must be capable of fitting into a box of 420 x 200x 50mm. Only “open” sights are permitted – see pistol sights. The match is shot, single-handed, in the standing position at a distance of 10 meters, and the centre of the target is 11.5 mm in diameter. The time limit for men with any number of sighting shots and the 60 competition shots is 105 minutes. For women, 40 shots must be fired within 75 minutes.

The final of the best eight consists of 10 shots within 75 seconds per shot, and the score is evaluated in tenths. The final result is added to the score of the qualification program.

http://www.issf-shooting.org/championships/olympic_games.asp

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  1. jackjia (Post author)

    More about Avianna

    My career

    Number of years on the national team: 5

    Number of years competing: 6

    Best result so far: Gold in Air Pistol at Pan Am Games 2007, more importantly, a quota spot for the 08 Olympics in Beijing.

    Favorite place to compete: Fort Benning, Munich.

    Teams I have been a member of: Canadian National Shooting Team

    My life
    Proudest moment in your life: Toss up between getting my iron ring and winning team gold in Air Pistol at the Championship of the Americas 2005. Being on the podium and hearing O’Canada was really an amazing experience.

    Worst moment in your life: None, each moment is unique and special in its own way, enjoy it all.

    Personal motto: No limitations, no expectations, no excuses.

    My crew Club: CNRA

    Coaches: Patrick Haynes

    The coach that made the difference: Patrick Haynes

    I’ve gotten this far thanks to…: my family, my employer (OANDA Corp, and previously Soroc Tech) and all my friends.

    My dreams Athletes you admire: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods

    Goals for the next year: Have a good mental and technical performance at the Olympic games in Beijing.

    http://www.realchampions.ca/athletes/avianna/about/

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  2. jackjia (Post author)

    http://www.olympic.ca/Beijing2008/EN/Athletes/searchResults.htm

    ATHLETES – Search by Profile – sport “Shooting”

    Name Sport Hometown Residence

    Chao, Avianna (F)
    Shooting
    Toronto, Ontario
    Toronto, Ontario

    Di Salvatore, Giuseppe (M)
    Shooting
    Surrey, British Columbia
    Surrey, British Columbia

    Nattrass, Susan (F)
    Shooting
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Vashon, Washington, USA

    Sauer, Johan (M)
    Shooting
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia

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    Chao, Avianna – Shooting

    Born: 03 May 1975 – Wuhan, China
    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
    Residence: Toronto, Ontario
    Height: 173 cm / 5’8”
    Weight: 67 kg / 147 lbs
    Coach(es): Patrick Haynes
    On team since: 2003
    Event(s): Pistol
    Club: CNRA Handgun Club

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    Di Salvatore, Giuseppe – Shooting

    Born: 19 December 1989 – Vancouver, British Columbia
    Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia
    Residence: Surrey, British Columbia
    Height: 178 cm / 5’10”
    Weight: 100 kg / 220 lbs
    Coach(es): George Leary
    On team since: 2005
    Event(s): Trap Shooting
    Club: Vancouver Gun Club

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    Nattrass, Susan – Shooting

    Born: 05 November 1950 – Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
    Residence: Vashon, Washington, USA
    Height: 176 cm / 5’9”
    Weight: 73 kg / 160 lbs
    Coach(es): Marie Nattrass
    On team since: 1969
    Event(s): Trap Shooting
    Club: Vancouver Gun Club

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    Sauer, Johan – Shooting

    Born: 16 February 1968 – Johannesburg, South Africa
    Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
    Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
    Height: 176 cm / 5’9”
    Weight: 80 kg / 176 lbs
    Coach(es): Cory Niefer
    On team since: 2003
    Event(s): 50m Prone Rifle
    Club: SCMRA(Vancouver), PSA (North Vancouver)

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  3. jackjia (Post author)

    第29届奥运会射击比赛将于2008年8月9日至17日在北京石景山区的北京射击馆和北京飞碟射击场举行。将设置15个射击比赛项目(只设个人比赛)分为:

    男子50米步枪3X40、
    女子50米步枪3X20、
    男子50米步枪卧射60发、
    男子10米气步枪60发、
    女子10米气步枪40发、
    男子50米手枪慢射60发、
    男子25米速射手枪60发、
    女子25米运动手枪60发、
    男子10米气手枪60发、
    女子10米气手枪40发、
    男子飞碟多向125靶、
    女子飞碟多向75靶、
    男子飞碟双多向150靶、
    男子飞碟双向125靶、
    女子飞碟双向75靶。

    手枪分为气手枪和小口径手枪。气手枪用于10米项目;而小口径手枪用于25米和50米项目。

    每个小项比赛都包括资格赛和决赛。资格赛成绩最好的前8(或6)名运动员进入决赛,最终的名次是按资格赛和决赛的累计成绩来确定。如果出现同分,则同分射手通过单发决赛,决出最终的胜负。

    手枪项目分为10米、25米和50米项目,每个小项都采用电子靶。射手采用立姿单臂持枪,无依托射击。资格赛阶段,射手每发子弹的成绩计为10环、9环、8环……,依此类推。在决赛阶段,每环又被细分为10个环值,最高成绩为10.9环。试射时间包含在比赛规定时间内。

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  4. jackjia (Post author)

    赵航在国际射击联合会(ISSF)的世界排名

    10m Air Pistol Women
    123/125
    http://www.issf-shooting.org/update/worldranking.asp?mode=allbyevent&event=AP40

    25m Pistol Women
    n/a
    http://www.issf-shooting.org/update/worldranking.asp?mode=allbyevent&event=SP

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    明报/赵航个人最佳气手枪成绩是383环,运动手枪为576环。

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  5. jackjia (Post author)

    2004年 雅典奥运会
    比赛项目 奖牌 运动员/队 最后成绩

    射击 女子25米运动手枪
    金牌 Maria Grozdeva 保加利亚 688.2
    银牌 Lenka Hyková 捷克共和国 687.8
    铜牌 Irada Ashumova 阿塞拜疆 687.3

    射击 女子10米气手枪
    金牌 Olena Kostevych 乌克兰 483.3
    银牌 Jasna ?ekaric 塞尔维亚和黑山 483.3
    铜牌 Maria Grozdeva 保加利亚 482.3

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    2008年里约热内卢
    比赛项目 奖牌 运动员/队 最后成绩

    射击 女子25米运动手枪
    金牌 Maria Grozdeva 保加利亚 787.0
    银牌 Maura Genovesi 意大利 784.9
    铜牌 Sandra Kolly 瑞士 784.0

    射击 女子10米气手枪
    金牌 Sandra Kolly 瑞士 484.8
    银牌 Sonia Franquet 西班牙 483.0
    铜牌 Michela Suppo 意大利 480.7

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  6. jackjia (Post author)

    Avianna Chao set for Olympics
    Posted: Jul 20, 2007

    Toronto’s Avianna Chao more or less fell into Olympic pistol shooting, but she swiftly learned she had a gift for it and that, in turn, has translated into an extraordinary present for her mother.
    Chao, 32, won the women’s 10-metre air pistol event at the Pan American Games on Monday, which also qualified her for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. So, mother and daughter will be able to journey for a special visit back to the country of their birth, which they left separately, years ago, owing to circumstance.

    “This is so very exciting – my heart was jumping out of my body!” Chao said after her victory. “I tried to stay calm with some deep breathing, and just tried to shoot the best that I could.

    “I’m just thrilled to win, it’s a dream come true.”

    Next year, her realized dream will pay homage to that of her mother at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

    When the poet, anthologist and literary critic Lien Chao emigrated from China to Canada in 1984 to study Canadian literature, she had evident talent, a dream to complete higher education, absolutely no funding from the government of China and $100 in her pocket.

    Oh, and an 11-year-old daughter named Avianna she had to leave behind with relatives until she got settled, culturally and financially. Two years later, Avianna followed her mom, then a student at York University, where Lien completed her MA and PhD in literature. Mother and daughter lived for 10 years with Virginia Rock, a member of the York University faculty, while the mother completed her education.

    Lien’s signature work, an autobiography, is titled Maples and the Stream: a narrative poem in which she writes of the grim, grey, miserable life in China, contrasted with realization of her dreams in Canada, which she symbolizes with references to the “blazing red” of Canada’s maples.

    No surprise, really, that Avianna lists her mother as her hero in the Pan Am team media guide. Fitting, too, that daughter Avianna will wear the blazing red maple leaf on her uniform in competition. But that was hardly planned.

    Avianna certainly didn’t grow up with any athletic dreams, she said Monday. She was introduced to shooting by her partner, Patrick Haynes, who was trying out for the Canadian men’s team. Hanging out at the range was a way to offer moral and emotional support. And, at the time, it literally gave her something to do.

    “In our home, education very much came first,” said Avianna. “But when I graduated (in 2001) with a degree in computer engineering, the job market wasn’t strong and I couldn’t find a job.

    “I had time on my hands, so I decided to give shooting a try.”

    She found out she was good at it and, over time, Haynes’ role evolved into being her coach.

    “What can I say?” said Chao. “He’s always been a great teacher.

    “From the beginning I learned classic, Olympic shooting. I learned self-discipline, focus. And I guess I had a certain amount of physical ability.”

    And the sport appealed to her sensibility, as well.

    “The interesting thing about shooting is that it’s the only Olympic sport in which you’re trying to be as still as possible,” Chao said. “In all the other sports, you’re trying to move fast, or run far, or lift something heavier, or jump higher.

    “Not in shooting. It’s fascinating and a real challenge. It’s very Zen, very Buddhist, very calming. It’s almost like meditation. It’s also a very technical sport. So it’s an intellectual challenge to try to figure it out.”

    Chao figured it out on Monday, posting a final result of 468.9 points in the target-shooting competition to beat out Luisa Maida of El Salvador, who had 467.9 and Kirenia Bello Trujillo of Cuba, who finished with 467.5.

    “I just tried to take each competition as it comes, putting no expectation on it, but not underestimating myself, either,” said Chao, who was the bronze medallist in the 25-metre pairs pistol event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She is also three-time national women’s champion (2003-’05) in that event.

    Her Pan Am Games competition now over, Chao will “hang around” until July 23, she said, and support her teammates before heading back to Canada to prepare for the Canadian championships in Prince Albert, Sask.

    The preparations are already underway for the reunion voyage to China next summer.

    “My mom was already making plans about going back for the Olympics, but wasn’t sure if she could go ahead with them,” Chao said. “Now she can.”

    http://www.weblo.com/asset_news/16342/beijing2008.cn/Avianna_Chao_set_for_Olympics/

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  7. jackjia (Post author)

    背景新闻:2007年7月,在巴西举办的泛美运动会上,赵航在10米气手枪的比赛中,以468.9环夺得冠军。下面为加通社新闻:

    T.O.’s Chao woman with the golden gun
    July 16, 2007

    CANADIAN PRESS

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Avianna Chao and Karine Sergerie both won gold medals today to boost Canada’s total at the Pan American Games.

    Chao, a shooter from Toronto, finished first in the 10-metre air pistol competition with a score of 468.9. Luisa Maida of El Salvador was second with 467.9 points while Kirenia Bello Trujillo of Cuba took the bronze with 467.5.

    “This is so very exciting – my heart was jumping out of my body,” said Chao. “I tried to stay calm with some deep breathing and just tried to shoot the best that I could.”

    Dorothy Ludwig of Langley, B.C., was fourth with 467.3.

    Sergerie, from Ste-Catherine, Que., captured taekwondo gold in the 67-kilogram class.

    She defeated Heidy Juarez of Guatemala 8-2 in the gold-medal bout. Earlier, she dispatched Asuncion Ocasio of Puerto Rico 7-0 in a semifinal and edged Taimi Castellanos of Cuba 1-0 in the quarter-finals.

    The medal was Canada’s third in taekwondo at the Games and the two golds boosted Canada’s total haul in Brazil to 13.

    Cyclist Anne Samplonius of Montreal and mountain biker Catherine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., are Canada’s other gold medallists so far.

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