Rajmond DEBEVEC

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  • name: Rajmond DEBEVEC
  • year of birth: 1963
  • nationality: Slovenian
  • birthplace: Postojna, Slovenia
  • discipline(s): 300FR3X40,300FR60PR,300STR3X20,AR60,FR3X40, FR60PR
  • pb: 1184 (3x40 300m), 599 (prone 300m), 589 (300m 3x20), 623,6 (AR), 1186 (50m 3x40), 628,9 (prone 50m)
  • personal coach: Alojz Mikolic
  • national coach: Andreja Vlah
  • shoots with: ELEY tenex (50 meters), Norma 6BR (300 meters), JSB (10 meters)

biography

Rajmond was born 1963 in Postojna, Slovenia (former part of ex-Yugoslavia), from the age of 12 he lived in Ljubljana and lives there to this day. Rajmond enrolled at the University of Ljubljana to study economics and graduated in 1985. Following on from this, in 1992 he got married and now is the father of 2 sons (age 23 and 19).

Rajmond started practicing shooting sports at the age of 8 in his home town. His family moved in 1975 to Ljubljana and so he changed shooting club, from then on in he was a member of Olimpia, Ljubljana.

At Olimpia, Ljubljana Rajmond started to work with Coach Lojze Mikolic, who back then was the professional shooting coach in Slovenia. After getting some great results quickly, he became a member of the national team and won his first medals at the air rifle European Championships at the age of 17. At the age of 21, Rajmond qualified for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles at 21.

After that point he became a professional shooter and dedicated most of his time and energy to shooting sport. Still active in his career he has won 3 Olympic medals (1 Gold, 2 Bronze), since 1984 participated in 8 consecutive Olympic Games, won 67 individual medals at World Cups (26 of them Gold), won 5 crystal globes at World Cup Finals, won 5 medals at World Championships and 25 medals at European Championships (in 6 different events - air rifle, small bore rifle 3-positions and prone, full bore rifle 3-positions and prone and full bore standard rifle), he has also set numerous world records with air rifle and small bore rifle and won the coveted ISSF Shooter of the Year in both 1991 and 1993.

60 seconds with Rajmond

tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I am 8 times an Olympian and I am the only pistol shooter in modern Olympic Games since 1986 to have have participated 9 times.

what is your proudest moment?

My dreams came true and I won an Olympic Gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in, but my proudest moments was my two sons were born in 1992 and in 1996.

what training tips can you offer?

Use your brain always; intensity without analytic approach doesn't work.

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

Never give up!