Alex Hoberg is a shooter and a recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Alex was born in Adelaide in 2001 and competes in the Air Rifle, 3 Position Rifle and Prone disciplines. He was captivated by target shooting in 2014 when he visited a rifle range with his father as part of an application for a hunting licence, and soon joined Wingfield Rifle Club to begin training.
Alex entered his first competition at age 13 when he took on Australia’s best at the Junior National Championships in 2014 at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Sydney. Two years later, he watched the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and was even more determined to shoot at an elite level.
International competition came his way in 2017, when he represented Australia at the Junior World Championships and finished 29th. This led to selection in the 2018 Commonwealth Games team and he finished fourth on the Gold Coast. He also finished close to the medals at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, and represented his country yet again at the Junior World Championships in Korea and the Junior World Cup in Germany.
Alex took the next step in 2019 when he entered the senior World Cup in Beijing, and earned a coveted place on the Australian team for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 10m Air Rifle and 10m Mixed Air Rifle events.
Alex is aiming for success at the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, and outside of his shooting he is planning to become an engineer or work in the medical field.
“To become a successful SAHOF Scholarship Recipient is something that cannot be taken away. Regardless of anything else that may be happening now or in the future, I will always be a part of the SAHOF family. The opportunity receive funding directly to help with my sports needs is an opportunity second to none as this will be able to help me go above and beyond what could have been possible without the scholarship, and for this I feel truly fortunate. I also feel fortunate enough to have been selected with the 15 other athletes who have all I’m sure worked extremely hard and for that I congratulate everyone else who was successful.” – Alex Hoberg on being selected as a 2021 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2017: Junior world championships – 29th
- 2017: Commonwealth Games Test Event, Brisbane: 1st
- 2017: National Championships – 3rd (First National Champs)
- 2018: Youth Olympic Games – 5th
- 2018: Commonwealth Games – 4th
- 2018: Junior World Championships, Korea – 63rd
- 2019: World Cup, Beijing – 64th
- 2019: Junior World Cup, Suhl – 12th
- 2020: Tokyo Olympic Games – Selected
- 2021: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder – Tier 1