Dina Aspandiyarova

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use Australian English Template:MedalTableTop Dina Aspandiyarova, (born 10 July 1976 in Almaty, Kazakhstan) is a professional sporting shooter who has previously represented Kazakhstan and Russia and currently represents Australia in international competition.

Aspandiyarova competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she finished 6th in the women's 10 metre air pistol. She moved to Russia with husband Anatoly Babushkin in 2001 and moved to Australia in 2003 when Babushkin was appointed Australian national shooting coach. She missed out on selection in the Russian team for the 2004 Summer Olympics and the following year became an Australian citizen.[1]

She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where she placed 33rd in the women's 25 metre pistol and 36th in the women's 10m air pistol.

She competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, winning two medals.

She has been selected in the Australian team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and finished in 14th place in the women's 10 metre air pistol event.[2][3][4]


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