Having competed on and off for the past decade, Elena Galiabovitch began to really knuckle down in the sport just two years ago and is now off to her debut Olympic Games in Rio.
Born in Belarus, Galiabovitch moved to Australia when she was four to grow up in Melbourne. She decided to give shooting a go after her parents met as a result of the sport.
She is coached by her father Vladimir Glaibovitch who is one of the nation’s leading instructors.
Galiabovitch won her first Oceania title in the 25m pistol event in late 2015 and will compete in both that event and the 10m air pistol in Rio.
She graduated to become a medical doctor in 2014 and began working in 2015 as an intern at Eastern Health. She has now moved on to being a surgical resident at Melbourne's Monash Health.
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10m Air Pistol Women, 25m Sport Pistol Women
- Rio will be Olympic debut
- 34th (10m) – 2016 ISSF World Cup (Baku, Azerbaijan)
- 25th (10m) 21st (25m) – 2016 ISSF World Cup (Munich, Germany)
- 1st (25m) – 2016 Australia Cup 2 (Sydney, Australia)
- 3rd (10m) 2nd (25m) – 2016 Australia Cup 1 (Sydney, Australia)
- 1st (25m) – 2015 Oceania Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- Qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- St Michael's Grammar School (VIC, Australia)
- Degree 1 - Bachelor of Biomedicine 2008-2010, University of Melbourne. Degree 2 - Doctor of Medicine, 2011-2014, University of Melbourne
Primary Training Base
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anywhere I haven't yet been
- Dream car
- 1989 Holden Barina
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Ears pierced
- Why this sport?
- My parents met through shooting so I gave it a go!