Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, seven events in shooting were contested, all for men only.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
25 metre rapid fire pistol  Ştefan Petrescu
Romania (ROU)
 Yevgeni Cherkasov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gheorghe Lichiardopol
Romania (ROU)
50 metre pistol  Pentti Linnosvuo
Finland (FIN)
 Makhmud Umarov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Offutt Pinion
United States (USA)
50 metre rifle prone  Gerald Ouellette
Canada (CAN)
 Vasili Borisov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stuart Boa
Canada (CAN)
50 metre rifle three positions  Anatoli Bogdanov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Otakar Hořínek
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 John Sundberg
Sweden (SWE)
300 metre rifle three positions  Vasili Borisov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Allan Erdman
Soviet Union (URS)
 Vilho Ylönen
Finland (FIN)
100 metre running deer  Vitali Romanenko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Olof Sköldberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Vladimir Sevryugin
Soviet Union (URS)
Trap  Galliano Rossini
Italy (ITA)
 Adam Smelczyński
Poland (POL)
 Alessandro Ciceri
Italy (ITA)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 4 1 8
2  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 2
 Finland (FIN) 1 0 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
 Romania (ROU) 1 0 1 2
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
9  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1

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