Irada Ashumova

Irada Suleyman qizi Ashumova (born February 25, 1958 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) is a female Azerbaijani sport shooter. She was the first woman to represent Azerbaijan at the Olympics.[1]

Irada Ashumova
Seeing-off ceremony for Azerbaijani sportsmen to represent the country at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Ashumova).jpg
Personal information
BornFebruary 25, 1958 (1958-02-25) (age 63)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Medal record
Women's shooting
Representing  Azerbaijan
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 25 m Pistol
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Barcelona 25 m Pistol
Silver medal – second place 2002 Lahti 25 m Pistol
Representing  Soviet Union
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Mexico 10 m air rifle

She competed in the 25 m Pistol competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. She won a silver medal in the 2002 World Championships.

In the 2004 Olympics she also competed in 10 m Air Pistol without winning anything. However, she was part of the Soviet national team that set a team world record of 1152 in this discipline in 1985.

She competed in the 2012 Olympics [2]

Ashumova is a teacher at the Azerbaijan Institute of Physical Culture in Baku. She has been a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002. She is married to sport shooting coach Vladimir Lunev and is the mother of young shooter Ruslan Lunev.

Olympic results
Event 1996 2000 2004 2012
25 metre pistol 15th
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
10 metre air pistol 10th
229 (DNF)


  1. ^ "First female competitors at the Olympics by country". Olympedia. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Irada Ashumova". Archived from the original on 2013-05-24.

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