Edwin Vásquez Cam, a Peruvian of Chinese descent, is the greatest Peruvian Olympic sports shooter of all time and one of the best in South American history, becoming the first and the only Olympic gold medal winner from his country in any sport.
He won four gold medals at the 1947 Bolivarian Games and another award just four years later, when he took home the free pistol event at the 1951 Pan American Games. From a young age, he was already showing signs of greatness beginning his career at 16. From this time and throughout his career, he competed at the highest international level until he turned 40, when he retired with yet another South American title in 1968.
Vásquez, who was a Civil Engineer with a degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, did not completely dissociate himself from the sport, remaining involved as part of the leadership of the Peruvian Shooting Federation, the Peruvian Olympic Committee and the National Sports Council of Peru.
Edwin Vasquez Cam passed away in 1993 at the age of 70.