Rajmond Debevec

Rajmond Debevec (born 29 March 1963) is a Slovenian shooter. He has won three Olympic and ten World Championship medals in shooting. He formerly held the world record in the 50 meter rifle 3 positions event.

Rajmond Debevec
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Rajmond Debevec
Personal information
CitizenshipSlovenian
Born (1963-03-29) 29 March 1963 (age 58)
Postojna, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
CountryYugoslavia (until 1991)
Slovenia (since 1992)
SportShooting
Event(s)10m air rifle, 50m rifle three positions, 50m rifle prone, 300m rifle prone
ClubSD Olimpija Ljubljana
Coached byAlojz Mikolič
Medal record
Men's Shooting
Olympic Games
Representing  Slovenia
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 50 m rifle 3 positions
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 50 m rifle 3 positions
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 50 m rifle prone
World Championships
Representing  Yugoslavia
Silver medal – second place 1990 Moscow 10 m air rifle
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow 50 m rifle 3 positions team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow 50 m rifle prone team
Representing  Slovenia
Gold medal – first place 2002 Lahti 300 m rifle 3 positions
Gold medal – first place 2018 Changwon 300 m rifle prone
Silver medal – second place 2002 Lahti 50 m rifle prone
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Barcelona 50 m rifle 3 positions
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Zagreb 300 m rifle prone
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Munich 300 m standard rifle team

CareerEdit

Debevec started shooting in 1971 and became a member of the Yugoslavian junior national team in 1979. Debevec joined the Military Sport Squad of the Slovenian Army in 1991[2] and holds the rank of Warrant Officer.[3]

Olympic GamesEdit

He won his first medal in 1980 by participating in the Junior European Championships. He represented Yugoslavia at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988, and Slovenia in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. He won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed in the event 50 metre rifle three positions.

His appearance at eight Olympic Games are the most ever by a Slovenian or Yugoslavian athlete. Latvian shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins is the only shooter with more Olympic appearances than Debevec; Kuzmins competed in his ninth games at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Debevec competed for the eighth time.

World Cup and other competitionsEdit

Debevec formerly held the world record for 50m rifle three position with 1186 points, which he set in Munich at the World Cup Final in 1992. He also held the Olympic record (1177 points) for the same event, which he set during his gold medal-winning performance at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

He has won two world military championships in 300m three positions in 2006 and 300m rapid fire rifle in 2005 and 2008.[4] He has also competed in World Cup events for crossbow, air rifle, small-bore rifle, and big bore rifle.

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
50 metre rifle three positions 20th
1140
6th
1167+95.6
9th
1166
  Gold
1177+98.1
4th
1166+96.6
  Bronze
1176+95.7
27th
1161
50 metre rifle prone 18th
594
9th
596
19th
593
9th
594
21st
592
  Bronze
596+105.0
10 metre air rifle 12th
580
25th
585
9th
589
6th
591+101.1
9th
591
29th
589
31st
589

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.rajmond-debevec.110mb.com/rdeng.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.cism-milsport.org/eng/003_SPORTS/018_shooting/results.asp

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
First
Flagbearer for   Slovenia
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Brigita Bukovec