ASPANDIYAROVA Dina < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 10 Jul 1976 in Alma Ata, URS
Height1.58 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Anatoly Babushkin and a daughter
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Travel Agent
Languages Russian, English
Higher education Language Studies - Kazakh State University: Almaty, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting at age 11.
Why this sport? She took up shooting when a school mate took her to a community class. She had dreamed of becoming a detective and thought it would be good to learn how to shoot.
Club / Team Yarra Pistol Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Anatoly Babushkin [husband]
Coach from which country? Kazakhstan
Coach from what year? 1993
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for Kazakhstan
Tournament World Cup
Location United States
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, cooking, photography. (issf-sports.org, 01 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career Her coach and husband. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2008)
Hero / Idol Anatoly Babushkin and Roger Federer. (vis.org.au, 28 Mar 2010; Athlete, 10 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Through the difficulties to the stars." (Athlete, 10 Jun 2008)
Famous relatives Her husband is an Australian shooting official. (london2012.olympics.com.au, 12 Jul 2012)
Ambitions To win everything. (vis.org.au ,28 Mar 2010)
Other information FROM KAZAKHSTAN TO RUSSIA TO AUSTRALIA
She competed for Kazakhstan at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney but competed for Russia between 2001 and 2004 after her husband was appointed the Russian national team coach. After failing to gain qualification for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens she followed her husband to Australia after he was handed the Australian national team job. She got Australian citizenship in 2005 and competed for them in the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing. (Beijing, 2008 )