Name: Enkelejda Shehaj
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Pistol Shooting
Event(s): 10m Air, 25m Sport
Height: 5-4
Weight: 126
DOB: 1/23/1969
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
College: University of Albania
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1992, 1996 - Albania) (2016 - U.S.)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 40th (10m air), 33rd (25m sport)
  • Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, 15th (25m sport), 21st (10m air)
  • Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, 14th (25m sport)
  • Slated to become only the third woman to go 20 or more years between Olympic appearances.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – silver (25m sport)
  • Years of participation: 1994, 1998, 2014
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
Personal: Daughter of Maks and Tefta Shehaj ...Married to Tony Bekurti...Has two daughters ...Owns and operates Olympia Dining with her husband in Naples, Florida...Began shooting competitively at age 17...Was named to the Albanian National Team in 1989 and represented her native country through 2000.