Gil Simkovitch

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Gil Simkovitch
Gil Simkovitch in the Anschutz booth.JPG
Simkovitch at the Munich ISSF World Cup 2015
Personal information
Birth name גיל סימקוביץ
Born (1982-01-13) January 13, 1982 (age 35)
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
Country Israel
Sport Sport shooting
Event(s) 50 metre rifle three positions and 50 metre rifle prone
Coached by Guy Starik

Gil Simkovitch (born January 13, 1982) is an Israeli Olympic sport shooter.[1]

Biography[edit]

Simkovitch is Jewish, and was born in Kfar Saba, Israel.[1][2][3] He began shooting when he was 16 years of age, and is coached by Israeli Olympian Guy Starik.[3][4] He trains at the National Olympic Ranges in Herzliya.[3]

He won the 60 metre prone event at the World Championships in May 2007.[3]

He competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone, in which he came in 22nd, and in the Men's 50 metre rifle three positions, in which he came in 38th.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gil Simkovitch Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Jacobs, Megan (April 10, 2008). "Gil Simkovitch's Zen and the art of shooting". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ Dicker, Shira (July 10, 2008). "2008 Olympics: Doron Egozi, Gil Simkovitch and Guy Starik". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 

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