Shooting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal comprised seven events, all open to both men and women. For the first time ever, a woman won an Olympic medal in shooting: Margaret Murdock caught the silver in the Three positions event.[1]

Shooting at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
50 m rifle prone mixed
50 m rifle three positions   mixed  
50 m free pistol mixed
25 m rapid fire pistol mixed
Trap mixed
Skeet mixed
Running target
50 m running target mixed
Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 metre free pistol
 Uwe Potteck (GDR)  Harald Vollmar (GDR)  Rudolf Dollinger (AUT)
25 metre rapid fire pistol
 Norbert Klaar (GDR)  Jürgen Wiefel (GDR)  Roberto Ferraris (ITA)
50 metre running target
 Aleksandr Gazov (URS)  Aleksandr Kediarov (URS)  Jerzy Greszkiewicz (POL)
50 metre rifle prone
 Karlheinz Smieszek (FRG)  Ulrich Lind (FRG)  Gennadi Lushikov (URS)
50 metre rifle three positions
 Lanny Bassham (USA)  Margaret Murdock (USA)  Werner Seibold (FRG)
 Donald Haldeman (USA)  Armando Marques (POR)  Ubaldesco Baldi (ITA)
 Josef Panáček (TCH)  Eric Swinkels (NED)  Wiesław Gawlikowski (POL)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 344 shooters from 60 nations competed at the Montreal Games:[1]

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 2 2 0 4
2 Flag of the United States.svg United States 2 1 0 3
3 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 1 1 1 3
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany 1 1 1 3
5 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 0 1 0 1
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 0 1 0 1
8 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 0 0 2 2
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 0 0 2 2
9 Flag of Austria.svg Austria 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 

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