Natallia Kalnysh

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Natallia Kalnysh
Personal information
Full nameNataliya Olehivna Kalnysh
Nationality Ukraine
Born (1974-07-02) 2 July 1974 (age 45)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Event(s)10 m air rifle (AR40)
50 m rifle 3 positions (STR3X20)
ClubClub Krivoy-Rog Ukraina[1]
Coached byOleksandr Skuratovskii[1]

Nataliya Olehivna Kalnysh (also Natallia Kalnysh, Ukrainian: Наталія Олегівна Кальниш; born July 2, 1974 in Kryvyi Rih) is a Ukrainian sport shooter.[2]


Kalnysh made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed twenty-eighth in the 10 m air rifle, and twenty-ninth in the 50 m rifle 3 positions, with total scores of 390 and 568 points, respectively.[3][4]

She won a silver medal in the rifle three positions at the 2002 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Lahti, Finland, accumulating a score of 674.1 points.[1][5]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kalnysh finished fourteenth in the preliminary rounds of the women's 10 m air rifle, with a total score of 394 points, tying her position with five other shooters including United States' Hattie Johnson, and Poland's Agnieszka Staroń. She also accumulated a score of 677.2 targets (579 in the preliminary rounds and 98.2 in the final) in her second event, 50 m rifle 3 positions, by four tenths of a point (0.4) behind Germany's Barbara Lechner, finishing only in eighth place.[6]

Eight years after competing in her first Olympics, Kalnysh qualified for her third Ukrainian team, as a 34-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by finishing second in the rifle three positions (STR3X20) from the 2006 ISSF World Cup series in Milan, Italy.[1] She placed twenty-seventh in the women's 10 m air rifle by one point behind Bulgaria's Desislava Balabanova from the final attempt, with a total score of 393 points.[7] Nearly a week later, Kalnysh competed for her second event, 50 m rifle 3 positions, where she was able to shoot 194 targets in a prone position, 185 in standing, and 192 in kneeling, for a total score of 571 points, finishing only in thirty-first place.[8]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 2000 2004 2008
50 metre rifle three positions 29th
10 metre air rifle 28th


  1. ^ a b c d "ISSF Profile – Natallia Kalnysh". ISSF. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Natallia Kalnysh". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Shooting – Women's 10m Air Rifle" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 78–80. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Shooting – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 81–86. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Russia Reigns Supreme at the ISSF World Shooting Cup". Chinese Olympic Committee. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Shooting: Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Prelims". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Qualification". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.

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