Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Mixed 50 metre running target
|50 metre running target
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
|Date||August 31 & September 1, 1972|
|Competitors||28 from 16 nations|
|Winning score||569 WR|
|Shooting at the
1972 Summer Olympics
|300 m free rifle three positions||mixed|
|50 m rifle prone||mixed|
|50 m rifle three positions||mixed|
|50 m free pistol||mixed|
|25 m rapid fire pistol||mixed|
|50 m running target||mixed|
The following are the results of the 50 metre running target competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Various types of a running target event had been held on and off throughout the history of the Olympics. It was last in the Olympics in 1956 where it was a 100 metre running deer event. This event often consisted as a running deer target at several speeds and distances, but at these games it was contested as a running boar shot at 50 metres at two speeds. The gold medal went to Yakiv Zheleznyak of the Soviet Union. He broke the world record in event with a score of 569. The silver medal went to Helmut Bellingrodt of Colombia this was the first Olympic medal won by a Colombian athlete.
The format was: 50 metres; 30 shots at each speed, slow and fast. 60 shots in total, for a possible score of 600.
- Sports Reference. "Shooting at the 1972 München Summer Games: Mixed Running Target, 50 metres". Retrieved 19 February 2016.