Emil Milev

MilevDate of Birth: 05/02/1968

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Twitter: @EmilMilev

Event: Rapid Fire Pistol

Emil Milev began shooting in 1984, practicing air pistol in Levski, one of the biggest sports clubs in Bulgaria. One year later he was introduced to rapid fire pistol and he was hooked.  He has been married to his wife, Anina, since 1991, and has two children, Alexa and Philip.  Emil’s family moved to USA in 2004.  He became a U.S. citizen and member of the USA Shooting National Pistol Team in 2009. He is a physical education teacher at B.T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa, Fla.  In 2010, Emil and his personal coach, (also Assistant National Pistol Coach) Vladimir Chichkov, established Pardini USA, LLC for sales, service and development of sports pistols and ammunition.  Emil is also a member of the Shooting Academy “Pardini USA.”

Still Living the Dream

Competition Highlights

  • 2016 Olympic Games, 12th place
  • 2016 Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore, Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Pistol Selection, Silver Medalist
  • 2015 Spring Selection, Silver Medalist
  • 2014 World Cup Finals, Fourth Place
  • 2013 World Cup Finals, Gold Medalist
  • 2013 World Cup Granada, Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 13th Place
  • 2012 World Cup Milan, 4th Place
  • 2011 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Final Wroclaw, 5th Place
  • 2011 World Cup Munich, Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 World Cup Sydney, 8th Place
  • 2011 National Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 2010 Championships of the Americas, Silver Medalist
  • 2005 World Cup Fort Benning, Gold Medalist
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens, 8th Place
  • 2003 European Championship Plzen, Silver Medalist
  • 2003 World Cup Final Milan, Bronze Medalist
  • 2003 World Cup Munich, Silver Medalist
  • 2002 World Cup Sydney, Gold Medalist
  • 2002 World Cup Shanghai, Gold Medalist
  • 2001 World Cup Atlanta, Silver Medalist
  • 2001 World Cup Final Munich, Bronze Medalist
  • 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, 4th Place
  • 1997 World Cup Havana, Gold Medalist
  • 1996 World Cup Havana, Gold Medalist
  • 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Silver Medalist
  • 1995 World Cup Final Munich, Silver Medalist
  • 1994 World Championship Milan, Silver Medalist