Shooting at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre rifle, prone

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Men's 50 metre rifle, prone
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Date August 13
Competitors 26 from 9 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Bertil Rönnmark  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gustavo Huet  Mexico
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky  Hungary
← 1924
1936 →

The men's 50 metre rifle, prone was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. The competition was held on August 13, 1932. 26 shooters from 9 nations competed.[1]


Gold Silver Bronze
 Bertil Rönnmark (SWE)  Gustavo Huet (MEX)  Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky (HUN)


These were the standing world and Olympic records prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record - none - -
Olympic Record 398(*) France Pierre Coquelin de Lisle Paris (FRA) June 23, 1924

There was no official world record registered.

(*) 400 rings possible


A maximum of three competitors per nation were allowed.

The competition was held over 15 series of two shots, so every shooter had 30 shots. The maximum score was 300. The shot-off was again a compete series. No ties were shot-off after the first three places.

Antal Barát-Lemberkovits missed one shot when he fired on the target of Gustavo Huet. This ten rings would have given him the gold medal.

After the original competition Bertil Rönnmark gave the rest of his rounds of ammunition to other marksmen not thinking about the possibility of a shoot-off. So he had to borrow the rounds for the final shoot-off to win the gold medal.

Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky set the best performance in the shoot-off with 296 rings, nevertheless the Olympic record was only credited to Bertil Rönnmark for his 294 rings.

Place Shooter Total Shoot off
1  Bertil Rönnmark (SWE) 294 294
2  Gustavo Huet (MEX) 294 290
3  Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky (HUN) 293 296
4  Mario Zorzi (ITA) 293 293
5  Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 292
 William Harding (USA) 292
 Francisco António Real (POR) 292
 Karl August Larsson (SWE) 292
9  Julio Castro (ESP) 291
10  Carlos Guerrero (MEX) 290
11  Tibor Tary (HUN) 289
 Gustavo Salinas (MEX) 289
13  Ugo Cantelli (ITA) 288
 Edward Shumaker (USA) 288
15  Rom Stanifer (USA) 287
16  Antonio Daneri (ARG) 286
 Amedeo Bruni (ITA) 286
18  Antal Barát-Lemberkovits (HUN) 285
19  Manoel Braga (BRA) 284
20  Manuel Guerra (POR) 282
 Antônio Guimarães (BRA) 282
22  Sigfrido Vogel (ARG) 281
23  José Maria Ferreira (POR) 279
24  José Castro (BRA) 277
25  Buenaventura Bagaria (ESP) 274
26  Manuel Corrales (ESP) 268


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