Rajmond Debevec

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Rajmond Debevec
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Rajmond Debevec
Personal information
Full name Rajmond Debevec
Citizenship Slovenian
Born (1963-03-29) March 29, 1963 (age 54)
Postojna, SFR Yugoslavia
Residence Škofljica, Slovenia[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg)
Sport
Country Slovenia
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 10m air rifle, 50m rifle three positions, 50m rifle prone, 300m rifle prone
Club SD Olimpija Ljubljana
Coached by Alojz Mikolič

Rajmond Debevec (born March 29, 1963 in Postojna, Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian shooter. He has won three Olympic and five World Championship medals in shooting. He also holds the world record for the 50 metre rifle three positions event.

Career[edit]

Debevec started shooting in 1971 and became a member of the Yugoslavian junior national team in 1979. Debevec joined the Military Sport Squad of the Slovenian Army in 1991[2] and holds the rank of Warrant Officer.[3]

Olympic Games[edit]

He won his first medal in 1980 by participating in the Junior European Championships. He represented Yugoslavia at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988, and Slovenia in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. He won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed in the event 50 metre rifle three positions.

His appearance at eight Olympic Games ties him for fourth-most all time, and are the most ever by a Slovenian or Yugoslavian athlete. Latvian shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins is the only shooter with more Olympic appearances than Debevec; Kuzmins competed in his ninth games at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Debevec competed for the eighth time.

World Cup and other competitions[edit]

Debevec holds the world record for 50m rifle three position with 1186 points, which he set in Munich at the World Cup Final in 1992. He also holds the Olympic record (1177 points) for the same event, which he set during his gold medal-winning performance at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

He has won two world military championships in 300m three positions in 2006 and 300m rapid fire rifle in 2005 and 2008.[4] He has also competed in World Cup events for crossbow, air rifle, small-bore rifle, and big bore rifle.

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
50 metre rifle three positions 20th
1140
6th
1167+95.6
9th
1166
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
1177+98.1
4th
1166+96.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
1176+95.7
27th
1161
50 metre rifle prone 18th
594
9th
596
19th
593
9th
594
21st
592
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
596+105.0
10 metre air rifle 12th
580
25th
585
9th
589
6th
591+101.1
9th
591
29th
589
31st
589

Records[edit]

Current world records held in 50 metre rifle three positions
Men Qualification 1186  Nazar Louginets (RUS) June 12, 2014 Munich (GER) edit
Final 1287.9  Rajmond Debevec (SLO) (1186+101.9) August 29, 1992 Munich (GER) edit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
First
Flagbearer for  Slovenia
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Brigita Bukovec