Mikhail Nestruyev Olympic athlete

Mikhail Valeryevich Nestruyev (Russian: Михаил Валерьевич Неструев, born October 28, 1968 in Moscow) is a pistol shooter from Moscow, Russia. He is an all-round shooter, having achieved great successes in all five ISSF pistol events. He holds the 25 metre center-fire pistol world record of 594. He also shares the European record in 25 metre standard pistol with Ragnar Skanåker and Vladas Turla, and has performed over 580 at several occasions. Nestruyev has also excelled in the Olympic events. In the 2004 Olympics he lost a close final to Wang Yifu in 10 metre air pistol, but a few days later took the gold in the 50 metre pistol event. He also won the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 1998 (25 metre standard pistol) and 2002 (10 metre air pistol), and has many other medals from World and European Championships in all four events, and has won four consecutive ISSF World Cup Finals in Air Pistol (2002-2005). Starting late as a 25 metre rapid fire pistol shooter, Nestruyev qualified for the Russian team at the 2009 European Championships, where he won the silver medal.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 28th, 1968

Olympic medals

2004 Summer Olympics Athens

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. This marks the return of the games to the city where they began. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games. This rectified the long lasting mistake of using a depiction of the Roman Colosseum rather than a Greek venue. The new design features the Panathinaiko Stadium. The 2004 summer games were hailed as "unforgettable, dream games" by IOC president Jacques Rogge, and left Athens with a significantly improved infrastructure, including a new airport, ring road, and subway system.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Shooting - Men's 50 metre pistol 2004
Shooting - Men's 10 metre air pistol 2004


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