Event: 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Olympic History: Olympic debutante
Highlights: Winning three Oceania Championships gold medals
Coach: Vladimir Galiabovitch
Year Born: 1997
Place Born: Minsk, Belarus
Sergei Evglevski’s favourite sporting moment happened in a classroom and involved taking his mother’s Olympic bronze medal to show and tell.
Lalita Yauhleuskaya competed for Belarus at the 1996 and 2000 Games, winning a bronze medal at Sydney in the 25 metres Pistol, then attended four Games for Australia between 2004 to 2016.
Evglesvki wanted to follow in his mother’s footsteps and with his selection to the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo, it will be the seventh consecutive occasion a member of his family has attended an Olympic Games.
Sergei started shooting in 2012 and developed his skills at the Yarra Pistol Club in Melbourne. "I began my sport because my mum was so successful in shooting and it motivated me to try and achieve as much success as her," he said.
Evglevski began competing internationally in 2015 and immediately made an impression winning junior and open Oceania titles in the 10m Air Pistol and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol respectively.
In 2017, he bagged six junior world cup medals including four bronze and two silver across the 25m Standard Pistol, Pistol and Rapid Fire Pistol events.
The same year he added a further two Oceania Championships medals to his collection winning gold in the 25m Rapid Pistol and silver in the 10m Air Pistol.
At the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Evglevski won a silver medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire pistol.
In 2020, Evglevski achieved a clean sweep of Australia’s Olympic trials winning each of the four events to lock in his position on the team.