Aleksey Alipov

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Aleksey Alipov
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Aleksey Alipov (2010)
Personal information
Full nameAleksey Aleksandrovich Alipov
Born (1975-08-07) 7 August 1975 (age 45)
Moscow, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Event(s)Trap shooting
ClubCSKA Moscow

Aleksey Aleksandrovich Alipov (Russian: Алексей Александрович Алипов, born 7 August 1975) is a Russian olympic Trap shooter. He is the 2004 Olympic champion in that discipline.


Born in Moscow, he started the sport at age 13 and was eventually trained at the Russian Academy of Sport. He participates for the Russian Army Sports Club, based in Moscow, and has been coached by Oleg Kulakov since 1998.

It was one of his greatest ambitions to win an Olympic gold medal. He competed at the 2000 Sydney Games where he finished ninth, but he achieved his ambition on 15 August 2004 at the Athens Olympics after a flawless final round in which he was on target with all 25 shots to finish with an overall score of 149 out of 150, beating Italy's Giovanni Pellielo into the silver medal position, while Australia's Adam Vella took bronze. During the qualifying rounds he had equalled the Olympic record.

Alipov's gold medal was furthermore notable in that it was the first Russian gold medal of the Athens Olympics, and also the 500th gold medal in the history of Russian, Soviet Union and Unified Team participation at the Olympic Games.

His hobbies include hunting and fishing, and he is currently ranked eighth in the world in Trap by the International Shooting Sport Federation.[1]

Olympic results
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
Trap 9th
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
Double trap 14th


  1. ^ "World ranking". Archived from the original on 11 July 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2006.

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