Boris Andreyev (shooter)

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Boris Andreyev
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Personal information
Born21 January 1906
Moscow, Russia
Died9 March 1987(1987-03-09) (aged 81)
Sport
SportShooting
ClubDynamo Moscow (1929–1932)
Spartak Moscow (1940–1945)
CSKA Moscow (1945–1956)

Boris Vasilyevich Andreyev (Russian: Борис Васильевич Андреев; 21 January 1906 – 9 March 1987) was a Soviet shooter. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics, aged 46, in the 50 metre rifle prone and 50 metre rifle three positions, respectively.[1] In the former event, both he and Iosif Sîrbu broke the world record by executing 40 ideal 10-point shots, but Sîrbu outscored Andreyev 33:28 by the number of hits into the central area of the 10-point black circle.[2]

Andreev won national titles in 1929, 1930, 1933, 1946–1948 and 1951–1953. He graduated from a military academy of chemical defense and held a rank of lieutenant colonel. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner and Order of the Red Star.[3][4]

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