Tomáš Caknakis

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Tomáš Caknakis
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Full nameTomáš Caknakis
NationalityFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Born (1986-08-15) 15 August 1986 (age 33)
Krnov, Czechoslovakia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s)10 m running target (10RT)
50 m running target (50RT)
ClubSSK Krnov [1]
Coached byJán Kermiet [1]

Tomáš Caknakis (born 15 August 1986 in Krnov) is a Czech sport shooter. [2] He has been selected to compete for the Czech Republic in running target shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and has won a total of fifteen medals under the junior category in a major international competition, spanning the ISSF World Cup series, the World Championships, and the European Championships. [1] Caknakis trains under the tutelage of 1988 Olympic marksman Ján Kermiet for the national running target team, while shooting in his native Krnov. [1] [3]

Caknakis was among the youngest athletes (aged 17) to be selected for the Czech team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competing in the men's 10 m running target. [3] He managed to get a minimum qualifying standard of 580 to join with fellow marksman and 1996 Olympic bronze medalist Miroslav Januš and gain an Olympic berth for the Czech Republic, following a top five finish on his senior debut at the ISSF World Cup meet a year earlier in Munich, Germany. [4] [5] Upon entering the Games as a possible Olympic medal prospect, Caknakis had attained a perfect score of 100 on the third run to pull off a steady aim in the slow-target portion with 284 points. He scored a modest 276 in the fast-moving round, but could not improve much better at the very end of the qualifying stage, falling to a distant seventeenth in a 19-shooter field with a total score of 560 points, just eighteen points adrift of the Olympic final cutoff. [6] [7]

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References

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