Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich comprised eight events. The running target event was re-added to the programme, after last appearing in 1956. The events were held between 27 August and 2 September 1972. All events were mixed, meaning both men and women were allowed to compete in the same events, against each other. Four women competed in these games.[1]

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
pistol
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 Ragnar Skanåker (SWE)  Dan Iuga (ROU)  Rudolf Dollinger (AUT)
rapid fire pistol
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 Józef Zapędzki (POL)  Ladislav Falta (TCH)  Viktor Torshin (URS)
running target
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 Yakov Zheleznyak (URS)  Helmut Bellingrodt (COL)  John Kynoch (GBR)
rifle prone
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 Ri Ho-jun (PRK)  Vic Auer (USA)  Nicolae Rotaru (ROU)
rifle three positions
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 John Writer (USA)  Lanny Bassham (USA)  Werner Lippoldt (GDR)
300 metre free rifle three positions
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 Lones Wigger (USA)  Boris Melnik (URS)  Lajos Papp (HUN)
skeet
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 Konrad Wirnhier (FRG)  Yevgeni Petrov (URS)  Michael Buchheim (GDR)
trap
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 Angelo Scalzone (ITA)  Michel Carrega (FRA)  Silvano Basagni (ITA)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 397 shooters, 393 men and 4 women, from 71 nations competed at the Munich Games:[1]

Medal count[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States2204
2 Soviet Union1214
3 Italy1012
4 North Korea1001
 Poland1001
 Sweden1001
 West Germany1001
8 Romania0112
9 Colombia0101
 Czechoslovakia0101
 France0101
12 East Germany0022
13 Austria0011
 Great Britain0011
 Hungary0011
Totals (15 nations)88824


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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