Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, seven events in shooting were contested, all for men only. They were held between 29 November and 5 December 1956.[1]

Shooting at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
25 m rapid fire pistol men
50 metre pistol men
300 metre rifle men
50 m rifle, three positions men
50 m rifle, prone men
100 m running deer men
Trap men

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
25 metre rapid fire pistol
details
Ștefan Petrescu
 Romania
Yevgeny Cherkasov
 Soviet Union
Gheorghe Lichiardopol
 Romania
50 metre pistol
details
Pentti Linnosvuo
 Finland
Makhmud Umarov
 Soviet Union
Offutt Pinion
 United States
300 metre rifle three positions
details
Vasily Borisov
 Soviet Union
Allan Erdman
 Soviet Union
Vilho Ylönen
 Finland
50 metre rifle three positions
details
Anatoli Bogdanov
 Soviet Union
Otakar Hořínek
 Czechoslovakia
John Sundberg
 Sweden
50 metre rifle prone
details
Gerald Ouellette
 Canada
Vasily Borisov
 Soviet Union
Stuart Boa
 Canada
100 metre running deer
details
Vitali Romanenko
 Soviet Union
Per Olof Sköldberg
 Sweden
Vladimir Sevryugin
 Soviet Union
Trap
details
Galliano Rossini
 Italy
Adam Smelczyński
 Poland
Alessandro Ciceri
 Italy

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 156 shooters from 37 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 4 1 8
2  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 2
 Finland (FIN) 1 0 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
 Romania (ROU) 1 0 1 2
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
 Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
9  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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