• name: Henri JUNGHAENEL
  • year of birth: 1988
  • nationality: German
  • birthplace: Leipzig
  • discipline(s): FR60PR
  • pb: 629.2/600 in Prone, 1177 in 3P
  • coach: Bill Murray
  • shoots with: Walther stock, Walther barrel, Walther/Centra sights


Henri Junghaenel is currently the world number one for men’s 50m Rifle Prone. The 25 year old shooter had a fantastic 2013 at the ISSF World Cups, winning two Gold medals in Changwon in 50m Rifle 3P and 50m Rifle Prone, securing Bronze in Granada and winning Gold in Munich with an incredible score of 211.2 in 50m Rifle Prone.

His success was recognised with the 2013 ISSF Shooter of the Year Award, a prestigious distinction which is only given to ‘personalities who are successful through unique performances, behaviour and character’.

Henri has had a great start to 2014, winning the 50m Rifle Prone Gold at Fort Benning, and is now looking forward to the World Championships in Granada in September this year, an event which counts towards the Olympic quota places for Rio 2016.

Henri’s sharpshooting skills were honed when he studied Mechanical Engineering at Kentucky University in the US. The range was on the campus which allowed him to practice every day and still fit his sport around his studies. Now back in Germany and studying for his three year Master’s program, Henri will be taking advantage of the facilities in Munich to lead him to further success in 2014 and beyond.

60 seconds with Henri

tell us an interesting fact about yourself

While living in the USA a friend and I had to drive through a tornado storm front to get to a concert.

what is your occupation?

Student of Master in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt.

what is your proudest moment?

It is still to come.

what training tips can you offer?

Don’t focus too much on numbers. Get your technique right and the results will follow.

do you have a favourite motto or saying?

It’s not really a motto, but the most important thing for me is to see the world and enjoy life!

what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Shooting is not about succeeding and winning medals. It’s about the path you take to get there and the effort you make.