Greg Yelavich
Personal information
Full nameGregory Thomas Yelavich
Born (1957-03-08) 8 March 1957 (age 64)
Otahuhu, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight74 kg (163 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
SportShooting
Medal record
Shooting
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Free Pistol
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Air Pistol
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Free Pistol (Pairs)
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Center-Fire Pistol (Pairs)
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Free Pistol (Pairs)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne Center-Fire Pistol
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Center-Fire Pistol (Pairs)
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Edinburgh Air Pistol (Pairs)
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland Air Pistol (Pairs)
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria Center-Fire Pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria Air Pistol
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Air Pistol

Gregory Thomas Yelavich MBE (born 8 March 1957) is a competitive pistol shooter from Auckland, New Zealand. As well as winning numerous national pistol titles, Yelavich has the distinction of having won more Commonwealth Games medals than any other New Zealander (12). He was the New Zealand flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He has represented New Zealand at two Olympic GamesSeoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992.

In 1990, Yelavich was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[2] In the 1995 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to sport.[3]

Yelavich competes in International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF pistol shooting events.

Olympic results
Event 1988 1992
50 metre pistol 41st
535
37th
543
10 metre air pistol 22nd
575

References

  1. ^ a b Greg Yelavich at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
  2. ^ Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 406. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
  3. ^ "No. 53894". The London Gazette (2nd supplement). 31 December 1994. p. 34.