Icelandic shooting champion targets international success
Guðrún Inga Helgadóttir og Hannes Orri Ásmundsson
Iceland's first Olympic pistol shooter
Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson is only twenty-nine years old and is already the best Icelandic pistol shooter in history. Having won a string of national titles in the last couple of years, the Icelandic pistol marksman is now looking for success on an international level.
"My dad felt that I needed a hobby."
Ásgeir was raised in Kópavogur, a southern suburb of the capital, Reykjavík. When he was seventeen years old his father encouraged him to take up the sport, because he felt that he needed a hobby. His father being a shooter himself, took Ásgeir to one practise and there was no going back after that.