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. They were held between 29 November and 5 December 1956.[1]

Shooting at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
25 m rapid fire pistol men
50 metre pistol men
300 metre rifle men
50 m rifle, three positions men
50 m rifle, prone men
100 m running deer men
Trap men

Medal summary[edit]

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

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 156 shooters from 37 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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