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2013 ECh, prone - 1st | ECh, FR3x40 - 2nd
2012 OG (London), small-bore, prone - 22nd, small-bore 3 positions - 13th
2010 WCh, prone – 2nd
2008 OG (Beijing), small-bore, prone - 7th, small-bore 3 positions - 6th
Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships
2013 ECh, prone - 1st
Valerian started practicing rifle shooting when he was eight years old. He competed in his first international competition in 1994 at the age of 14. At 16, he won his first European medal. As a junior, he won five medals at the European level and a bronze medal at the 1998 World Championships. In 2003, he considered a career change after the disappointment of missing the 2004 Athens Olympic team. He came back stronger and made the 2008 Beijing Olympic team in both prone and three positions finals. He went on to win a silver medal at the 2010 Munich World Championships. His lifetime dream is to win an Olympic medal. He looks forward to competing at the European Games in Baku, on his way to the big prize, the Olympic Games.