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Deena Wigger

Full name: Deena Lynn Wigger
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: August 27, 1966 in Great Falls, Montana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Daughter of Lones Wigger.


Deena Wigger was the daughter of legendary American shooter [Lones Wigger], and learned to shoot under his guidance. When she was only 16-years-old she competed at the 1983 Pan American Games, winning gold medals in small-bore rifle prone, and small-bore rifle, prone, team event. She won three further Pan Am medals, golds in small-bore rifle prone in 1987 and small-bore rifle 3 positions in 1995, and a bronze in 1987 air rifle. She also won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Championships, and a silver medal in air rifle at the 1990 Worlds. Wigger broke the women’s world record for air rifle in 1989, with 389 of a 400 possible.

Wigger attended college at Murray State in Kentucky, helping them win an NCAA team championship. She continued to shoot after her 1988 Olympic appearance, first joining the Wyoming Air National Guard, and then joined the US Air Force, working as a medical technician and an assistant shooting coach at the Air Force Academy. She continued to shoot with the US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) and competed at the Military World Championships (CISM) several times.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Shooting Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres United States USA 10

Women's Air Rifle, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 392
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 392 97 97 99 99
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