Tugrul Ozer holds his pistol in the air while smilingThomas Skrlj/COC
Thomas Skrlj/COC

Tugrul Ozer


  • Set a Pan Am Games record of 240.5 to win 10m air pistol gold at Santiago 2023, which qualified an Olympic quota spot in the event for Canada for Paris 2024
  • Made his ISSF World Cup debut in 2014 while representing Türkiye
  • Earned two top-10 World Cup results in 2017 in the 10m air pistol
  • Competed at four editions of the European Championships

A Little More About Tugrul

Getting into the Sport: Started shooting competitively in 2003 while in high school… Outside Interests: Is a composer who writes music for games and videos; also teaches music and piano… Would like to compose music for films… Had been a doctoral student at Istanbul University’s Composition Department before moving to Canada in September 2017… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Never give up. One day surely.

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 – GOLD (10m air pistol)

ISSF World Championships: 2014 – 31st (50m pistol)

European Championships: 2017 - 23rd (10m air pistol), 27th (50m pistol); 2015 - 39th (50m pistol); 2013 - 24th (10m air pistol); 2011 - 52nd (10m air pistol)