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]

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
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
skeet
details
Yevgeni Petrov
 Soviet Union
198 Romano Garagnani
 Italy
198 Konrad Wirnhier
 West Germany
198
trap
details
Bob Braithwaite
 Great Britain
198 Thomas Garrigus
 United States
196 Kurt Czekalla
 East Germany
196

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]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union2125
2 United States1203
3 West Germany1113
4 Czechoslovakia1001
 Great Britain1001
 Poland1001
7 Hungary0101
 Italy0101
 Romania0101
10 East Germany0022
11 New Zealand0011
 Switzerland0011
Totals (12 nations)77721


References[edit]

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

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