GEORGE ACHILLEOS
GEORGE ACHILLEOS

GEORGE ACHILLEOS
Skeet Shooting
Cyprus

Date of birth:24 December 1980

George Achilleos is Cyprus’ most decorated and beloved skeet shooter, he is a World, Commonwealth and Mediterranean Games record holder with 150/150 and was Cyprus’ Olympic flag bearer in 2004 and 2008. George has competed in 4 Olympic games, placing 5th in 2012 in Beijing and is a 7 time World Cup winner and a 4 time World Championship winner. His remarkable achievements propelled him to 1st place in the world rankings twice in his career in 2007-2008 as well as 2009-2010, a position he has held for a total of 29 months.

In 2013 George won the bronze medal in the European Championships in Suhl and is currently gearing up for his 5th consecutive Olympics in Rio in 2016, where he is will be in contention for a medal. You can follow George’s progress on twitter and Facebook as he continues to represent Cyprus on the world skeet shooting stage.

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Equal World record (125/125) & (150/150)
Common Wealth record (123/125)
Mediterranean record (124/125)
Six times Cyprus champion
Quota for 2012 Olympic Games
1st in World Ranking from 01/07/2007 – 11/08/2008
Flag barrier Olympic Games 2004 and 2008
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Junior
1998European Championship Silver Medal (Cyprus)
1999World Championship Junior Gold Medal (Finland)
Senior 
2000Olympic Games 2000 23th position
2001World cup Bronze Medal (Italy)
2003World cup Quota for Olympic Games – Silver Medal (India)
2004Olympic Games 2004 9th position
2005World cup Bronze Medal (Korea)
2005World cup Quota for Olympic Games – Silver Medal (Brazil)
2005World cup Final Bronze Medal (Dubai)
2005Mediterranean Games Bronze Medal (Spain)
2006Common Wealth games 2 Gold metals (Australia)
2007World cup Gold Medal (Santo Domingo)
2007World cup Silver Medal (Italy)
2007European Championships Gold Medal (Spain)
2007World Championships Gold Medal (Cyprus)
2007World Cup Final Gold Medal ( Serbia )
2008World Cup Gold Medal ( Serbia )
2008Olympic Games 5th Olympic Winner (Beijing)
2009World Cup Gold Medal (San Marino)
2009World Cup Silver Medal (Munich)
2009Mediterranean Games Silver Medal (Italy)
2009World Championships Silver Medal (Slovenia)
2009World Cup Final Bronze Medal ( Beijing )
2010World Championships Bronze Medal (Munich)
2010World Cup Gold Medal (Dorset)
2010World Cup Gold Medal (Lonato)
2011World Cup Silver Medal (Sydney)
2011World Cup Silver Medal (Maribor)
2012Grand Prix Gold Medal (Cyprus)
2012World Cup Gold Medal (Lonato)
2012European Championship Bronze Medal ( Larnaca )