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Sergei Martynov (sport shooter)

Sergei Martynov (Belarusian: Сяргей Анатолевіч Мартынаў; new transliteration Siarhei Martynau, Łacinka Siarhiej Anatolevič Martynaŭ) (born 18 May 1968) is a Belarusian 50 m rifle shooter. He is the 2012 Olympic champion in the 50 m rifle prone event.

Sergei Martynov
Personal information
Native nameСяргей Анатолевіч Мартынаў
Born (1968-05-18) 18 May 1968 (age 50)
Vereya, Naro-Fominsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR

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Life and careerEdit

Martynov was born in Vereya, Naro-Fominsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR.[1] Although a world-class competitor in the three positions event, he achieved his greatest successes in the prone event. He won bronze medals in the 50 m rifle prone events at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Martynov won gold at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships. He also has numerous victories in ISSF World Cups and World Cup Finals. He has reached the maximum score of 600 points six times in competition, more than any other shooter.

In 2012, at age 44, he was awarded his first Olympic gold medal, winning the 50 m rifle prone event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Olympic resultsEdit

Event 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
50 metre rifle three positions 8th
1166+97.9
9th
1164
29th
1152
34th
1156
50 metre rifle prone 6th
598+101.6
  Bronze
598+102.3
  Bronze
596+105.6
8th
595+103.3
  Gold
600+105.5
10 metre air rifle 14th
588

RecordsEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sergei Martynov at london2012.com". Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-27.

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