Guy Starik (born May 3, 1965) is an Israeli sport shooter who has competed in four Olympics.[3] He has won gold medals in shooting at both the European Championships and at four World Cups, and shares the world record in the 50 meter rifle prone competition.[4]

Guy Starik
Personal information
Born (1965-05-03) May 3, 1965 (age 54)
Jerusalem, Israel
ResidenceGivat Ada, Israel[1]
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
CountryIsrael
SportSport shooting
Event(s)50 metre rifle prone (primary event)
ClubHapoel Maabarot Club
Coached byYair Davidovic[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)600 (world record; 50 metre rifle prone)

BiographyEdit

Starik is Jewish, and was born in Jerusalem, Israel.[3][5]

Shooting careerEdit

In his early years of competition, Starik did not have an experienced coach, and was self-taught.[4] He started shooting in 1978, and started to compete in shooting in 1982.[1] He practices at the National Olympic Ranges in Herzliya.[6]

He competed on behalf of Israel at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, in the Men's 50 metre rifle three positions, in which he came in 13th, and in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone, in which he came in 26th.[3]

In 1998, Starik finished fourth at the 1998 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[1][7]

He competed on behalf of Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, despite a bout of meningitis, in the Men's 50 metre rifle three positions, in which he came in 32nd, and in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone, in which he came in 25th.[3][4]

In 2003, Starik won a gold medal at the World Cup Marksman Championship in Munich, Germany, in the Men's 50 metre rifle three positions.[8] His total of 702.5 points was a new Israeli record.[8] The following year, he was ranked second in the world in his event by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).[9]

He competed on behalf of Israel at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone, in which he came in 16th.[3]

In 2005, Starik won the gold medal in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone at the European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro.[10] In 2006, he won a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup Final in Granada, Spain.[11]

In May 2008, he tied the world record and set a new Israeli record in the 50-meter rifle prone competition, with a perfect 600 score at the 2008 ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup in Munich, Germany.[12][13]

Starik competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone, in which he came in 12th.[3]

In May 2009, he won the Men's 50 metre rifle prone event at the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany, ahead of 2004 Olympic champion Matthew Emmons.[14] It was his fourth world cup gold medal; he had previously won World Cups in 1997 in Milan, in 2003 in Munich, and in 2004 in Athens.[1]

In 2010, Starik finished fifth at the 2010 World Championships in Munich with a 598, and won a silver medal at the 2010 ISSF World Cup in Belgrade with a 597.[1][15]

Current world record in 50 m rifle proneEdit

Current world records held in 50 m Rifle Prone
Men Qualification 600   Viatcheslav Botchkarev (URS)
  Stevan Pletikosić (YUG)
  Jean-Pierre Amat (FRA)
  Christian Klees (GER)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Thomas Tamas (USA)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Petr Litvinchuk (BLR)
  Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
  Wolfram Waibel Jr. (AUT)
  Christian Lusch (GER)
  Eric Uptagrafft (USA)
  Valérian Sauveplane (FRA)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
  Matthew Emmons (USA)
  Guy Starik (ISR)
  Sergei Martynov (BLR)
13 July 1989
29 August 1991
27 April 1994
25 July 1996
23 May 1997
28 July 1998
4 September 1998
8 June 2000
11 June 2003
18 July 2003
3 March 2004
27 October 2004
11 May 2005
11 May 2005
26 August 2005
29 March 2006
9 May 2007
18 May 2008
3 August 2012
Zagreb (YUG)
Munich (GER)
Havana (CUB)
Atlanta (USA)
Munich (GER)
Barcelona (ESP)
Buenos Aires (ARG)
Munich (GER)
Munich (GER)
Plzeň (CZE)
Sydney (AUS)
Bangkok (THA)
Fort Benning (USA)
Fort Benning (USA)
Munich (GER)
Guangzhou (CHN)
Bangkok (THA)
Munich (GER)
London (ENG)
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Coaching careerEdit

Starik also coaches Israeli Olympic sport shooters Doron Egozi and Gil Simkovitch, and 2012 Olympian Sergei Richter.[4][16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation". issf-sports.org. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Frankie Sachs (July 30, 2004). "Rifleman". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Guy Starik Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d Talshir, Uri (October 21, 2011). "Shooting / European Championships / Still aiming for gold at 46". Haaretz. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  6. ^ Jenny Hazan (February 10, 2006). "Home on the (firing) range". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  7. ^ "No. 45 Guy Starik". The Jerusalem Post. March 20, 2008. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Israeli Marksman Takes Gold". Arutz Sheva. June 20, 2003. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  9. ^ Frankie Sachs (August 13, 2004). "Rifleman may have Israel's best shot at hitting Olympic gold". Jweekly. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Brian Pettner (July 8, 2005). "Guy Starik shoots way to Euro gold". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Guy Starik wins medal in Spain". The Jerusalem Post.
  12. ^ "Israel at the Olympics". The Israel Project. 2009. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  13. ^ "Sports Shorts". Haaretz. May 19, 2008. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  14. ^ Marco Dalla Dea (May 18, 2009). "ISSF – 50m Rifle Prone M – Starik lifted Israel atop the medal standings". Issf-sports.org. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "Result 50m Rifle Prone Men". issf-sports.org.
  16. ^ Dicker, Shira (July 10, 2008). "2008 Olympics: Doron Egozi, Gil Simkovitch and Guy Starik". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 13, 2011.

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