Olena Kostevych

Olena Dmytrivna Kostevych (Ukrainian: Олена Дмитрівна Костевич, born 14 April 1985) is a Ukrainian pistol shooter. She is the 2004 Olympic champion in the 10 metre air pistol event, 2002 World champion in 10 m air pistol event and 2018 World champion in 25 m pistol event. She is also multiple European Championships champion and medalist as well as Universiade champion.

Olena Kostevych
OlenaKostevych JO2012.jpg
Kostevych at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameOlena Dmytrivna Kostevych
NationalityUkrainian
Born (1985-04-14) 14 April 1985 (age 35)
Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
EducationChernihiv State Technological University[1]
Years active2000–
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryUkraine
SportShooting
Event(s)AP40, SP
ClubDinamo[1]
Coached byIgor Cheredinov[1]
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 2
World Championships 2 1 1
European Games 1
European Championships 3 5 4
Universiade 1 1 2
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 25 m pistol
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Lahti 10 m air pistol
Gold medal – first place 2018 Changwon 25 m pistol
Silver medal – second place 2014 Granada 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Changwon Air pistol mixed team
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Minsk 25 m pistol mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Arnhem 10 m air pistol
Gold medal – first place 2016 Győr 10 m air pistol
Gold medal – first place 2019 Osijek 10 m air pistol mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Gothenburg 10 m air pistol
Silver medal – second place 2004 Győr 10 m air pistol
Silver medal – second place 2012 Vierumäki 10 m air pistol
Silver medal – second place 2016 Győr 10 m air pistol mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Maribor 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Brescia 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Odense 10 m air pistol mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Maribor 25 m pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Győr 10 m air pistol mixed team
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan 25 m pistol
Silver medal – second place 2007 Banghkok 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Shenzhen 10 m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Shenzhen 25 m pistol

Personal lifeEdit

Kostevych was born in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is a student at the Chernihiv State Technological University in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

CareerEdit

Kostevych competes for Ukraine. At the age of 17, she won the 10 m air pistol event at the 2002 ISSF World Shooting Championships. She followed this with a victory in the 2003 ISSF World Cup Final, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she placed 26th in the 25 metre pistol event and 31st in 10 metre air pistol. Her Ukrainian record of 394 is one point higher than the world record.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Kostevych won bronze medals in the 10 metre air pistol and 25 meter sport pistol competitions.[2][3] She won no medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic resultsEdit

Eve 2004 2008 2012 2016
10 metre air pistol   Gold
384+99.3
31st
378
  Bronze
387+99.6
28th
378
25 metre pistol 27th
569
26th
575
  Bronze
788.6
22nd
575

RecordsEdit

Current world records held in 10 meter air pistol
Women Qualification 587   Anna Korakaki (GRE)
  Olena Kostevych (UKR)
May 12, 2018
May 29, 2019
Fort Benning (USA)
Munich (GER)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2012 Olympics Official Profile". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Костевич приносить Україні першу медаль". Champion.com.ua.
  3. ^ "Shooting: South Korea's Kim Jangmi wins women's 25m pistol". BBC.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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