Júlio Almeida

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Júlio Almeida
Personal information
Full nameJúlio Antonio de Souza e Almeida
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1969-09-23) 23 September 1969 (age 50)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
CountryBrazil
SportShooting
Event(s)10 m air pistol (AP60)
25 m rapid fire pistol (RFP)
50 m pistol (FP)
ClubCaça e Tiro Dias Velho[1]
Coached bySilvio Aguiar[1]

Júlio Antonio de Souza e Almeida (born 23 September 1969) is a Brazilian sport shooter.[2] Almeida had won a total of four medals (two silver and two bronze) in pistol shooting at the Pan American Games (1995 in Mar de Plata, Argentina, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, and 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico).[3][4] He also captured a silver and a bronze medal in centre-fire and standard pistol at the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Munich, Germany, with scores of 586 and 574, respectively.[1][5]

At age thirty-nine, Almeida made his official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in three pistol shooting events. He scored a total of 580 targets in the preliminary rounds of the men's 10 m air pistol, by one point behind Armenia's Norayr Bakhtamyan from the final attempt, finishing only in thirteenth place.[6] Three days later, Almeida placed eighteenth in his second event, 50 m rifle pistol, by three points ahead of Italy's Francesco Bruno, with a total score of 554 targets.[7] For his third and final event, 25 m rapid fire pistol, Almeida was able to shoot a total of 568 targets (284 each on the first and second stage) in the preliminary rounds, finishing only in eleventh place by four points behind China's Liu Zhongsheng.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ISSF Profile – Júlio Almeida". ISSF. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Júlio Almeida". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Em disputa emocionante, Julio Almeida é prata no tiro" [With dispute and excitement, Julio Almeida takes silver in shooting] (in Portuguese). Estadao Esporte. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Cayó el primer oro para Guatemala en Guadalajara 2011" [First gold fell to Guatemala in Guadalajara 2011] (in Spanish). Fox Sports Español. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Center fire pistol: Leonid Ekimov added another medal to his stellar year". ISSF. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's 10m Air Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's 50m Pistol Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification – Stage 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification – Stage 2". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.

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