Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – 50 metre free pistol

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50 metre free pistol
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Schießanlage
Date August 27, 1972
Competitors 59 from 36 nations
Winning score 567 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Romania
Bronze medal    Austria
«1968 1976»
Shooting at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
Rifle
300 m free rifle three positions open
50 m rifle prone open
50 m rifle three positions   open  
Pistol
50 m free pistol open
25 m rapid fire pistol open
Shotgun
Trap open
Skeet open
Running target
50 m running target open

Results[edit]

The following are the results of the 50 metre free pistol competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The defending champion was Grigory Kosykh of the Soviet Union, he also holds the world record with 572. He would not be a factor at these games as he struggled and finished a distant eighth. The gold medal was won by Ragnar Skanåker who brought Sweden its first shooting gold medal in 36 years. Skanåker became a common sight at Olympics games as he competed continuously thru 1996, appearing in seven Olympics.[1]

Final[edit]

The format was: 50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10; with a possible score of 600. Ties were broken by the best score in the sixth series, if still tied best score in fifth series, this continues until the tie is broken.

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Ragnar Skanåker Sweden 98 92 95 94 97 91 567 OR
2 Dan Iuga Romania 93 92 92 95 96 94 562
3 Rudolf Dollinger Austria 91 96 92 94 95 92 560
4 Rajmund Stachurski Poland 91 88 99 95 92 94 559
5 Harald Vollmar East Germany 93 93 94 93 93 92 558
6 Hynek Hromada Czechoslovakia 90 94 92 95 92 93 556
7 Kornél Marosvári Hungary 90 90 93 92 94 96 555
8 Grigory Kosykh Soviet Union 92 93 94 93 93 90 555
9 Gérard Denecheau France 92 92 90 95 92 93 554
10 Kjell Jacobsson Sweden 92 91 93 94 92 92 554
11 Dencho Denev Bulgaria 91 88 93 94 97 91 554
12 Miroslav Štefan Czechoslovakia 91 93 95 93 94 88 554
13 John Rødseth Norway 91 93 94 93 92 90 553
14 Frank Wyatt Great Britain 90 93 89 95 90 95 552
15 Heinrich Fretwurst West Germany 90 92 94 93 91 91 551
16 Heinz Mertel West Germany 92 91 90 91 92 94 550
17 Vladimir Stolypin Soviet Union 88 94 88 93 95 92 550
18 Jean Faggion France 83 95 90 96 95 90 549
19 Seppo Irjala Finland 95 92 89 93 90 89 548
20 Pál Katkó Hungary 89 94 90 97 89 89 548
21 Hubert Garschall Austria 91 91 93 95 90 88 548
22 Shigetoshi Tashiro Japan 89 92 90 93 92 90 546
23 Zbigniew Fedyczak Poland 90 90 95 92 90 89 546
24 Fatos Pilkati Albania 93 92 92 93 87 89 546
25 Yoshihisa Yoshikawa Japan 94 90 87 91 92 91 545
26 Immo Huhtinen Finland 93 89 93 87 94 89 545
27 Gilberto Fernández Colombia 90 88 93 86 91 96 544
28 Jimmie Dorsey United States 94 87 89 88 92 94 544
29 Ivan Mandov Bulgaria 89 90 96 92 85 82 544
30 Fernando Miranda Puerto Rico 89 91 91 93 91 88 543
31 Harry Cullum Great Britain 87 93 87 90 93 92 542
32 Edward Jans Canada 94 90 91 86 92 89 542
33 Petar Bajić Yugoslavia 85 87 93 96 91 89 541
34 Hershel Anderson United States 91 92 88 91 90 88 540
35 Tserenjavyn Ölziibayar Mongolia 89 93 87 89 91 90 539
36 Bertino de Souza Brazil 86 93 89 90 92 89 539
37 Sutham Aswanit Thailand 87 93 89 91 90 89 539
38 Dimitrois Kotronis Greece 93 86 97 84 92 87 539
39 Tüdeviin Myagmarjay Mongolia 88 90 89 88 90 92 537
40 Samak Majchainares Thailand 89 89 89 96 87 87 537
41 Severino Requejo Spain 88 93 86 85 89 95 536
42 Juventino Sánchez Mexico 91 92 90 87 88 88 536
43 Jorge Henao Colombia 88 83 93 89 91 91 535
44 Santiago Trompeta Cuba 93 87 89 91 87 88 535
45 Jules Sobrian Canada 91 87 91 89 88 88 534
46 Durval Guimarães Brazil 90 87 92 88 93 84 534
47 Arturo Macapagal Philippines 88 88 90 88 88 91 533
48 Santiago Machuca Puerto Rico 91 88 91 84 92 87 533
49 Ho Minh Thu Vietnam 80 89 93 86 83 93 524
50 Teodoro Kalaw Philippines 82 83 92 90 88 89 524
51 Afërdita Tusha Albania 85 94 87 83 87 86 522
52 André Zoltan Belgium 88 85 85 91 87 85 521
53 Jaime Sánchez Bolivia 84 91 89 88 79 83 514
54 John Harun Kenya 86 83 85 90 85 83 512
55 André Antunes Portugal 83 85 90 85 81 86 510
56 Hương Hoàng Thi Vietnam 80 77 80 85 84 81 487
57 José Álvarez Virgin Islands 76 81 85 85 76 83 486
58 Abdul Rahman Omar Kenya 73 84 79 78 73 87 474
59 Owen Phillips British Honduras 49 70 57 61 73 66 376
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