Tanyu Kiryakov

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Tanyu Kiryakov
Personal information
Born March 2, 1963

Tanyu Kiryakov (Bulgarian: Таню Киряков, born March 2, 1963) is a Bulgarian pistol shooter, the first shooter to have won Olympic gold medals in both the 50 metre pistol event and the 10 metre air pistol event, in which he was also the first Olympic champion. He is also the only Bulgarian to have won two gold medals from Summer Olympics. He is considered to be one of the all time best and his versatile skills and continued excellence have won him numerous fans. He was born in Ruse.

Olympic results
Event 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008
50 metre pistol 4th
566+90
8th
567+51 DNF
20th
556
1 Gold
570+96.0
7th
562+92.3
6th
562+94.8
10 metre air pistol 1 Gold
585+102.9
7th
583+96.7
3 Bronze
584+99.8
8th
581+95.8
4th
583+100.4
9th
580

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