|Born||5 January 1922|
Aleksandrovka, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
|Died||1987 (aged 55)|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
Aleksey Petrovich Gushchin (Russian: Алексей Петрович Гущин; 5 January 1922 – 1987) was a Soviet pistol shooter who won the 50 m event at the 1960 Summer Olympics setting a new Olympic record. During his career he set two world and two European records and won two individual silver medals at the world and European championships. In retirement he worked as a shooting coach and in 1965 wrote a handbook on pistol shooting.
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