Event: 10m Air Rifle
Olympic History: Olympic debutante
Highlights: 4th 2018 Commonwealth Games
Coach: William Godward
Year Born: 2001
State Born: South Australia
Alex Hoberg started shooting at the age of 12, coming across the sport by accident while at a shooting range with his father.
Originally training in archery, Hoberg transitioned into rifle shooting and quickly discovered his natural talent for the sport.
A member of the Wingfield Rifle Club, Hoberg quickly moved up the Australian rankings.
After just four years in the sport, the then 16-year-old qualified for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games representing Australia in the 10m Air Rifle where he achieved an impressive 4th place finish with a score of 204.6.
The South Australian then went on to compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, where he placed 5th overall in the 10m Air Rifle.
Hoberg claimed a Tokyo 2020 quota spot at the 2019 Oceania Championships where he won gold in the 10m Air Rifle. Coming into the Men’s 10m Air Rifle final ranked third, the Youth Olympian displayed nerves of steel to claim an Oceania Junior record to narrowly defeat Rio Olympian Jack Rossiter by 1.1 points.
The rising shooting athlete is set to make his Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.