Vyacheslav Skoromnov

Vyacheslav Skoromnov (Russian: Вячеслав Скоромнов; born March 2, 1974 in Andijan) is an Uzbek-born Qatari sport shooter.[2] He has been selected to compete for his native Uzbekistan in rifle shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and has achieved a total of two medals, a gold and a silver, and numerous top ten finishes in a major international competition, spanning the Asian Games (1998 to 2014), and the Asian Championships.[1][3] Currently living in Doha, Qatar since 2010, Skoromnov holds his dual citizenship to compete internationally in shooting.[3][4]

Vyacheslav Skoromnov
Personal information
Full nameVyacheslav Skoromnov
Nationality Uzbekistan
Born (1974-03-02) 2 March 1974 (age 45)
Andijan, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceDoha, Qatar
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Event(s)10 m air rifle (AR60)
50 m rifle prone (FR60PR)
50 m rifle 3 positions (FR3X40)
Coached byAleksandr Seffarov[1]

Skoromnov qualified for his native Uzbek squad in rifle shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Having registered a minimum qualifying score of 597, he chased China's eventual Olympic champion Jia Zhanbo through a single-point lead to take the gold medal and fill in the Olympic quota place for Uzbekistan at the Asian Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia few months earlier.[5][6] Skoromnov started off with the 10 m air rifle, where he shot a steady 592 out of a possible 600 to tie for eighteenth with three other shooters.[7] Four days later, Skoromnov came up with an ill-fated aim to get 591 points in the qualifying round of his signature event, the 50 m rifle prone, that saw him toppling down the leaderboard to a twenty-fourth in a 46-shooter field.[8] In his third and last event, the 50 m rifle 3 positions, Skoromnov marked a scintillating 394 in prone, 380 in standing, and 387 in kneeling to collect a total score of 1161 points and tie for twelfth place with two-time Olympian Timothy Lowndes of Australia and Olympic silver medalist Christian Lusch of Germany, having been close to an Olympic final by just three points.[9]


  1. ^ a b "ISSF Profile – Vyacheslav Skoromnov". ISSF. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Vyacheslav Skoromnov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Vyacheslav Skoromnov". Incheon 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  4. ^ "22 Qatari shooters in Gabala World Cup". Qatar Tribune. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Узбекистан и Казахстан выясняют отношения в Алматы" [Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan held onto their ties in Almaty] (in Russian). Gazeta.kz. 26 March 2004. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Shooting 2004 Olympic Qualification" (PDF). Majority Sports. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Shooting: Men's 10m Air Rifle Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Shooting: Men's 50m Rifle Prone Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Shooting: Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.

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