John Writer

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John Writer
John Writer 1972.jpg
Writer at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameJohn Henry Writer
BornSeptember 17, 1944 (1944-09-17) (age 74)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
ClubU.S. Army

John Henry Writer (born September 17, 1944) is a retired American rifle shooter. He competed in the 50 m three positions event at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a silver and a gold medal, respectively.

Competing for West Virginia, Writer won the U.S. intercollegiate championships in 1964–1966 and the 1967 national title in smallbore rifle, three position. At the 1972 Olympics he set new world records in the total (1,166) and in the standing phase (381). Writer also won multiple medals at the Pan-American Games in 1967–1975 and at the world championships in 1970–1974.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "John Writer". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Steven Olderr (2003). The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos: A Statistical History, 1951–1999, bilingual edition / Una Historia Estadistica, 1951–1999, edicion bilingue. McFarland. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-7864-4336-9.