Aleksandr Babchenko

Aleksandr Babchenko (Russian: Александр Бабченко; born December 9, 1971 in Bishkek) is a Kyrgyzstani sport shooter.[2] He has been selected to compete for Kyrgyzstan in rifle shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and has achieved numerous top ten finishes in a major international competition, spanning the Asian Games, and the Asian Championships.[1] Babchenko trains under his longtime coach Sergey Nikishov for the national team, while serving in the army.[1]

Aleksandr Babchenko
Personal information
Full nameAleksandr Babchenko
Nationality Kyrgyzstan
Born (1971-12-09) 9 December 1971 (age 48)
Frunze, Kirghiz SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Event(s)10 m air rifle (AR60)
50 m rifle prone (FR60PR)
50 m rifle 3 positions (FR3X40)
Coached bySergey Nikishov[1]

Babchenko qualified as a lone shooter for the Kyrgyz squad in rifle shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He had been granted an Olympic invitation for his country in the 10 m air rifle by ISSF and IOC, having registered a minimum qualifying score of 593 from his outside-final finish at the Worlds two years earlier.[1][3] Babchenko started off with his signature event, the 10 m air rifle, where he shot an ill-fated 588 out of a possible 600 to finish in a two-way tie with Sweden's Marcus Åkerholm for thirty-third position.[4] Four days later, Babchenko came up with a much substantial aim to get 591 in the qualifying round of the 50 m rifle prone, vaulting him up to twenty-fourth from his dismal air rifle feat.[5] In his third and last event, the 50 m rifle 3 positions, Babchenko rounded out the 40-shooter field to last place with a qualifying score of 1130 points (393 in prone, 364 in standing, and 373 in the kneeling).[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "ISSF Profile – Alexsandr Babchenko". ISSF. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aleksandr Babchenko". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Shooting 2004 Olympic Qualification" (PDF). Majority Sports. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Shooting: Men's 10m Air Rifle Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Shooting: Men's 50m Rifle Prone Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Shooting: Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ Alamanov, Kanai (20 August 2004). "Надежда еще есть" [There's still a hope] (in Russian). Retrieved 27 August 2015.

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