Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – 50 metre running target

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50 metre running target
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Schießanlage
Date August 31 & September 1, 1972
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Winning score 569 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Colombia
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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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 running target competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Various types of a running target event had been held on and off throughout the history of the Olympics. It was last in the Olympics in 1956 were it was a 100 metre running deer event. This event often consisted as a running deer target at several speeds and distances, but at these games it was contested as a running boar shot at 50 metres at two speeds. The gold medal went to Yakov Zheleznyak of the Soviet Union. He broke the world record in event with a score of 569. The silver medal went to Helmut Bellingrodt of Colombia this was the first Olympic medal won by a Colombian athlete.[1]

Final[edit]

The format was: 50 metres; 30 shots at each speed, slow and fast. 60 shots in total, for a possible score of 600.

Rank Name Nationality slow run fast run Total
1st Yakov Zheleznyak Soviet Union 289 280 569 WR
2nd Helmut Bellingrodt Colombia 286 279 565
3rd John Kynoch Great Britain 284 278 562
4 Valery Postoyanov Soviet Union 286 274 560
5 Christoph-Michael Zeisner West Germany 276 278 554
6 Göte Gåård Sweden 274 279 553
7 Günther Danne West Germany 276 275 551
8 Karl-Axel Karlsson Sweden 281 270 551
9 Edmund Moeller United States 285 265 550
10 Giovanni Mezzani Italy 277 271 548
11 Enrique Rebora Argentina 279 268 547
12 John H. Larsen, Jr. Norway 278 268 546
13 Gyula Szabó Hungary 276 269 545
14 Pekka Suomela Finland 278 267 545
15 Hanspeter Bellingrodt Colombia 280 265 545
16 Roger Renaux France 277 267 544
17 Zygmunt Bogdziewicz Poland 276 265 541
18 Pedro Ramírez Puerto Rico 275 265 540
19 Charles Davis United States 276 264 540
20 Kim Song-Bok North Korea 268 268 536
21 Roman Kuzior Poland 272 264 536
22 István Janei Hungary 276 255 531
23 Paavo Mikkonen Finland 279 251 530
24 John Anthony Great Britain 273 254 527
25 Tore Skau Norway 268 258 526
26 Graeme McIntyre New Zealand 270 253 523
27 Giancarlo Cecconi Italy 262 258 520
28 Frank Tossas Puerto Rico 269 186 455
- Enrique Soto Mexico DNS
- Dok Man-Oh North Korea DNS

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