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