Sorin Babii

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Sorin Babii
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Personal information
Born14 November 1963 (1963-11-14) (age 55)
Arad, Romania[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Event(s)50 meter pistol
10 meter air pistol
ClubUNEFS Bucharest
Coached byCorneliu Ion[2]

Sorin Babii (born 14 November 1963) is a retired pistol shooter from Romania. He competed in the 10 m air pistol and 50 m free pistol events at six consecutive Olympics between 1984 and 2004 and won a gold medal in 1988 and a silver in 1992.[1]

Babii was included to the national team in 1980 and won one gold, two silver and three bronze medals at European junior championships. In 1985 he moved to the senior category and won two bronze medals at world championships and three gold, six silver and four bronze medals at European championships. He took a break from shooting in 2002–2003 and retired for good in 2008 to become a shooting coach. His trainees include the 2012 Olympic champion Alin Moldoveanu.[3]

Babii holds the military rank of lieutenant colonel.[3] His wife Lucia Babii is a former Romanian champion in pistol shooting.[1]


Current world records held in 50 metre pistol
Men's Teams 1719  Romania (Babii, Ilie, Stan) September 7, 1985 Osijek (YUG) edit


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sorin Babii". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Corneliu Ion. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b Sorin Babii. Romanian Olympic Committee