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Lone Overbye

Shooting
2

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2, SH1

Further personal information

Family
Sons Michael and Jakob
Languages
Danish, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1953 at age nine in Farum, Denmark.
Why this sport?
She used to take dancing lessons, but the people she danced with were always late because they would go to shooting lessons before dance class. One day she got tired of waiting for them to finish shooting and decided that she would join in too. "If we all went shooting, we could all be late to dancing together. I love this sport, it is always a struggle against oneself to achieve perfection. It fascinates me."
Club / Team
DSB/ASF: Aarhus, DEN

International debut

Year
1991
Competing for
Denmark
Location
Stavanger, NOR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Teammate Per Jensen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
South African politician Nelson Mandela. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't use my energy to think about my disability. I'd rather spend energy on what I can change, and what makes me happy, which is shooting." (lokalavisen.dk, 01 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
Her son Michael has played professional football in Australia. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
She has arthritis, which was diagnosed in about 1985. The condition predominantly affects her hips and knees. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012; lokalavisen.dk, 01 Dec 2010; dhif.dk, 25 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Pistol SH1>3 Preliminary 2
Mixed Air Pistol SH1>3 Final Round 2
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1>3 Preliminary 20
Mixed Olympic Match SH4 Preliminary 15
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH4 Preliminary 11
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 13
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Preliminary 16
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 6
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Preliminary 20
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 12
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 20
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 15
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Preliminary 13
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Preliminary 9
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 3
Women's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Free Pistol .22 SH1 Preliminary 19
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 11
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 31