Olena Kostevych

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Olena Kostevych
OlenaKostevych JO2012.jpg
Kostevych at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameOlena Dmytrivna Kostevych
NationalityUkrainian
Born (1985-04-14) 14 April 1985 (age 33)
Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
EducationChernihiv State Technological University[1]
Years active2000–
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryUkraine
SportShooting
Event(s)AP40, SP
ClubDinamo[1]
Coached byIgor Cheredinov[1]

Olena Dmytrivna Kostevych (Ukrainian: Олена Дмитрівна Костевич, born 14 April 1985) is a Ukrainian pistol shooter. She is the 2004 Olympic champion in the 10 metre air pistol event, 2002 World champion in 10 m air pistol event and 2018 World champion in 25 m pistol event. She is also multiple European Championships champion and medalist as well as Universiade champion.

Personal life[edit]

Kostevych was born in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is a student at the Chernihiv State Technological University in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Career[edit]

Kostevych competes for Ukraine. At the age of 17, she won the 10 m air pistol event at the 2002 ISSF World Shooting Championships. She followed this with a victory in the 2003 ISSF World Cup Final, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she placed 26th in the 25 metre pistol event and 31st in 10 metre air pistol. Her Ukrainian record of 394 is one point higher than the world record.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Kostevych won bronze medals in the 10 metre air pistol and 25 meter sport pistol competitions.[2][3] She won no medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic results[edit]

Eve 2004 2008 2012 2016
10 metre air pistol 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
384+99.3
31st
378
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
387+99.6
28th
378
25 metre pistol 27th
569
26th
575
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
788.6
22nd
575

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2012 Olympics Official Profile". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Костевич приносить Україні першу медаль". Champion.com.ua.
  3. ^ "Shooting: South Korea's Kim Jangmi wins women's 25m pistol". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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