Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City comprised seven events. A second shotgun event, Skeet, was introduced. They were held between 18 and 23 October 1968. For the first time, women competed alongside men.[1]

Shooting at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
Pistol
25 m rapid fire pistol Mixed
50 m pistol Mixed
Rifle
300 m rifle three positions   Mixed  
50 m rifle three positions Mixed
50 m rifle prone Mixed
Shotgun
Trap Mixed
Skeet Mixed

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
rapid fire pistol
details
Józef Zapędzki
 Poland
593 Marcel Roșca
 Romania
591 Renart Suleymanov
 Soviet Union
591
pistol
details
Grigory Kosykh
 Soviet Union
562 Heinz Mertel
 West Germany
562 Harald Vollmar
 East Germany
560
300 metre rifle, three positions
details
Gary Anderson
 United States
1157 Valentin Kornev
 Soviet Union
1151 Kurt Müller
 Switzerland
1148
50 metre rifle, three positions
details
Bernd Klingner
 West Germany
1157 John Writer
 United States
1156 Vitali Parkhimovitch
 Soviet Union
1154
rifle prone
details
Jan Kůrka
 Czechoslovakia
598 László Hammerl
 Hungary
598 Ian Ballinger
 New Zealand
597
Trap
details
Bob Braithwaite
 Great Britain
198 Thomas Garrigus
 United States
196 Kurt Czekalla
 East Germany
196
Skeet
details
Yevgeni Petrov
 Soviet Union
198 Romano Garagnani
 Italy
198 Konrad Wirnhier
 West Germany
198

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 351 shooters, 348 men and 3 women, from 62 nations competed at the Mexico City Games:[1]

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 2 1 2 5
2 United States 1 2 0 3
3 West Germany 1 1 1 3
4 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Great Britain 1 0 0 1
Poland 1 0 0 1
7 Hungary 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
Romania 0 1 0 1
10 East Germany 0 0 2 2
11 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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