Jules Sobrian

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Jules Sobrian
Born (1935-01-22)January 22, 1935
San Fernando
Nationality Trinidad
Occupation Doctor
Known for Olympic Pistol Shooting, writing and IPSC

Jules Sobrian (born January 22, 1935 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), is a medical doctor, competitive marksman and author, who immigrated to Canada at the age of 21 and resides in Omemee, Ontario. Sobrian began shooting competitively at Hart House Revolver Club at the University of Toronto while studying medicine. He has competed for Canada in pistol-shooting events at four Olympic Games,[1][2] and has won 5 individual medals in pistol-shooting at three Commonwealth Games and 4 individual medals in pistol-shooting at three Pan American Games. He won the Championship of the Americas in Free Pistol in 1973.

He was interviewed on the series Still Standing in 2016, where he talked about his role looking for pollution sources in the community. He thwarted a murder attempt by a business owner by tackling the rifle-toting man, hurling him about, and then medically assisting him before taking him to the hospital.

Commonwealth Games Medals[edit]

Sobrian won medals in individual pistol-shooting events at the Commonwealth Games as follows:

Pan American Games Medals[edit]

Sobrian won medals in individual pistol-shooting events at the Pan American Games as follows:

  • silver medal in the Men's 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol event[3] and bronze medal in the Men's 50-metre Free Pistol event[4] at the 1975 Pan American Games
  • bronze medal in the Men's 25-metre Center Fire Pistol event[5] at the 1967, 1971 and 1975 Pan American Games.

Championship of the Americas Medals[edit]

Sobrian won the gold medal in the 50M Free Pistol in the 1973 Championships of the Americas and bronze in the 25M centre fire event.

International Practical Shooting Confederation[edit]

Sobrian currently[when?] shoots IPSC at the Peterborough Fish and Game Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jules Sobrian". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Charles (July 31, 2007). "U of T gun club holstered after 88 years". National Post. Toronto: Canwest Publishing Inc. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Men's 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol". Pan American Games Medalists in Shooting. Archived from the original on July 6, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Men's 50 m Pistol". Pan American Games Medalists in Shooting. Archived from the original on July 6, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Men's 25 m Center Fire Pistol". Pan American Games Medalists in Shooting. Archived from the original on July 6, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2008.