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Georgios Achilleos

Beretta Skeet Shooter

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Presentation

Hi everybody, my name is Georgios Achilleos and  I’m a professional skeet shooter. I train in Cyprus with my Beretta DT11 gun. I was born on 24th June 1980 in London and I started shooting in 1992. My way of life is to not take anything for granted.

 


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Biografy & Palmares

Georgios started shooting at the age of 12 and started competing in the ISSF competitions during 1998 at the European Championship of Nicosia, where he grab the silver medal, and at the World Championship of Barcelona, where he was 10th. The next year he took his first gold medal during the World Championship junior in Tampere.
He participated at his first Olympic Games in 2000, when the Olympics took place in Australia, Sydney.
During 2004 he got married with Vicky and participated at his seconds Olympic Games in Athens where he was the flag bearer at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
In the 2007 he was elected Cyprus Best Athlete and the Best Shooting Athlete in the World by International Sport Press Association.
At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games he was another time the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony and during the competition he entered in the final and, at the end, he took the 5th position.
In 2010 he was elected for the second time Cyprus Best Athlete and was the 2nd most famous Commonwealth Athlete. In 2011 he was elected for the third time Cyprus Best Athlete.
He took part at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
During his career he won 2 World Championships, 6 World Cups, 1 World Cup Final and 1 European Championship. He was 3 times Commonwealth Champion and 9 times Cyprus Champion.
He is the World Record holder (150/150), Commonwealth and Mediterranean Record.
He was for 18 consecutive months (2007-2008, 2009-2010) at the 1st place in the World Ranking.
He was voted 9 consecutive times as top 5 Cypriot Athlete by EAK and he’s current No. 5 in the World at the Skeet Shooting.
He has a boy, and his name is Marinos.

 

 

OLYMPIC GAMES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Gold Silver Bronze Final Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
      5° (Beiging 2008) Nicosia-2007 Tempere-1999 (Junior)  Maribor 2009 Munchen 2010 granada 2007 Nocisa 1998 (Junior) Suhl-2013 Larnaca-2012

What Does he bring on shooting Range?

The Shotgun

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The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters. It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. DT11 Trident Beretta. Georgios Achilleos shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,

Cappello,

Polo,

Maglietta tecnica Beretta,

Cuffie,

Occhiali...

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Interview

Which is your favorite gun?
My favorite gun is the one that I’m actually using, the Beretta DT11 model.

Why do you prefer to use that gun in particular?
I love this gun because it feels good in my hand. It’s so light and it have a great engineering.

Which is your favorite shooter?
My favorite shooter is my coach, Benelli Andrea. He is always motivated to do something great and no matter what happens in the past, because he is always concentrate on the next goal.

Who inspires you to practice shooting?
My inspiration was my father, because he was a shooter since I was just a child and I always watched him shooting. One day I just realize that I would like to become a big shooter.

Which is your most beautiful anecdote connected to the shooting sport?
My best anecdote was the moment that I entered in the stadium for the Opening Ceremony at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. I froze when I saw the people cheering. It was my first time as Cyprus Flag bearer. I’ll never forget that moment and the feeling that it gives to me.

Which is your favorite shooting range?
My favorite shooting range is TRAP Concaverde in Lonato, Italy. I love this range because is very well organized and because I always win a medal there.

How many years do you have when you first took up a gun?
My first time with a gun in my hand I was 12 and immediately  felt in love with the sport. In this moment I realize what my future would be like.

Which are your plans and goals for the future?
My purpose for the future is to win an Olympic gold medal. I have to train a lot and concentrate like Andrea Benelli in Athens. Maybe Rio 2016 will be my chance.

Which is your advice for someone who use you as an inspiration?  
 I just want to advise everybody that an hard work and dedication are the keys to obtain everything.

 

Pictures & Foto