Christos Trifonidis

Christos Trifonidis will compete in London in his sixth Paralympic Games. He had fourth-place finishes at both Beijing in 2008 and Barcelona in 1992. In Beijing, Trifonidis placed fourth in the ten-meter air rifle event after a three-way sudden death shoot off for the bronze medal. Trifonidis shot a 10.6 and a perfect score is 10.9. The bronze medalist shot a 10.7.

Trifonidis, whose disability is quadriplegia, first started shooting in 1987 when he and a friend from rehabilitation decided to give it a try. He says the great thing about shooting is that it doesn’t matter how old you are as long as your eyes are good and your nerves are steady.

He first represented Canada at the 1991 World Championships in London. His most memorable competition was in 2001 in Denmark where he became the World Champion in 22 Prone, outdoor range.

Trifonidis competes for the Sapperton Fish and Gun Club and has won numerous medals at high-level competitions including the Can American Championships, North American Invitational, Crossman Airgun Championships and National Championships. His competitive career has taken him all over the world including Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain and the U.S.

In 1999 Trifonidis shot a perfect 600 in Richmond, BC. He believes in shooting for excellence in life as well as in sport.

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Shooting R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 26
2012 London Paralympics Shooting R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone - Mixed 41
2008 Beijing Paralympics Shooting R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 4
2008 Beijing Paralympics Shooting R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone - Mixed 15
2004 Athens Paralympics Shooting R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing - Mixed 22
2004 Athens Paralympics Shooting R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 22
2004 Athens Paralympics Shooting R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone - Mixed 6
2000 Sydney Paralympics Shooting R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 6
2000 Sydney Paralympics Shooting R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone - Mixed 7
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Shooting Free Pistol .22 - Mixed 22
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Shooting 10m Air Pistol - Men 25
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Shooting Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 13
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Shooting English Match - Mixed 17
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Shooting 10m Air Pistol - Men 12
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Shooting Free Pistol - Mixed 12
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Shooting Olympic Match - Mixed 4
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Shooting English Match - Mixed 12