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ISSF 50 meter pistol

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The 50 meter pistol, formerly and unofficially still often called free pistol, is one of the ISSF shooting events. It provides the purest precision shooting among the pistol events, and is one of the oldest shooting types, dating back to the 19th century and only having seen marginal rule changes since 1936. Most of the changes concern distance (30m, 50m, 50 Yards), caliber (.22 .22lr .44CF), type of pistol (revolver only, revolver or pistol, any pistol), and time allowed (16 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour and 15 minutes) and, most recently, format of the finals (carry over scores, start from zero, number of shots fired in the finals). The target of this event has never changed since 1900, and the distance since 1912. Competitors have been using the small-bore, rim-fire cartridge since 1908. The sport traced back to the beginning of indoor flobert Pistol parlor shooting in Europe during the 1870s, which in turn traced back to 18th century pistol dueling.

ISSF 50 meter pistol
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Men
Number of shots60 + 20
Olympic Games1896-
World ChampionshipsSince 1900
AbbreviationFP

The pistol used must be in caliber .22 Long Rifle ammunition, may only be loaded with one round at a time, and have conventional "open" or "iron" sights (i.e. optical and laser sights are not allowed). It must also be held and operated by one hand, and not supported by any other part of the shooter's body. Apart from that, there are practically no rules for the pistol, explaining the former name of the event. Trigger weight may be as low as the shooter pleases, the grip may be designed in any way to enhance comfortable ergonomic fit as long as it does not touch the wrist for support, and there are no restrictions on size and weight. Precision pistols with long barrels, grips fitted to the shooter's hand, very light trigger pull, etc., are often themselves called free pistols.

The course of fire is 60 shots within a maximum time of two hours. The target is the same as in 25 metre center-fire pistol, and with double the distance this explains the lower result level. Five hundred seventy out of the maximum 600 is considered a world-class result. The current world record, 583, was achieved in the World shooting Championships Granada in 2014 by the South Korean Jin Jong-oh.

Most shooters excelling in 50 metre pistol also compete at the same level in 10 metre air pistol, a similar precision event.

The Olympic Committee officially dropped 50m Pistol as a medal event in meetings held in 2018, making the Rio games of 2016 the last for the "Free Pistol" shooters. However, it is still part of other major ISSF competitions; most notably the World Shooting Championships.

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World Championships, MenEdit

Year Place Gold Silver Bronze
1900   Paris   Karl Röderer (SUI)   Achille Paroche (FRA)   Konrad Stäheli (SUI)
1901   Luzern   Karl Hess (SUI)   Louis Richardet (SUI)   Raphael Py (FRA)
1902   Rome   Karl Hess (SUI)   Konrad Staeheli (SUI)   Raphael Py (FRA)
1903   Buenos Aires   Benjamin Segura (ARG)   Cesare Valerio (ITA)   Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear (ARG)
1904   Lyon   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Paul Probst (SUI)   Raphael Py (FRA)
1905   Bruxelles   Julien van Asbroeck (BEL)   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL)
1906   Milan   Konrad Staeheli (SUI)   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL)
1907   Zurich   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL)   Konrad Staeheli (SUI)
1908   Vienna   Richard Fischer (GER)   Cristoforo Buttafava (ITA)   Agoston Dietl (HUN)
1909   Hamburg   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Eduard Schmeisser (GER)   Konrad Staeheli (SUI)
1910   Loosduinen   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Eduard Ehricht (GER)   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL)
1911   Rome   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL)   Jean Carrere (FRA)   Norbert van Molle (BEL)
1912   Bayonne Biarritz   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Paul Maujean (FRA)   Caspar Widmer (SUI)
1913   Camp Perry   Wilhelm Carlberg (SWE)   Alfred Lane (USA)   Casimir Reuterskioeld (SWE)
1914   Viborg   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Mathias Brunner (SUI)   Andre Regaud (FRA)
1921   Lyon   Hans Haenni (SUI)   John Thomas (USA)   Giancarlo Boriani (ITA)
1922   Milan   Hans Haenni (SUI)   Camillo Isnardi (ITA)   Robert Blum (SUI)
1923   Camp Perry   Irving Romaro Calkins (USA)   Charles Price (USA)   R. G. Wescott (USA)
1924   Reims   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI)   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)   Christian Lehrman (DEN)
1925   St. Gallen   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI)   Robert Blum (SUI)   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)
1927   Rome   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI)   August Wiederkehr (SUI)   Charles des Jammonières (FRA)
1928   Loosduinen   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI)   Charles des Jammonières (FRA)   Fritz Zulauf (SUI)
1929   Stockholm   Fritz Zulauf (SUI)   Jakob Fisher (SUI)   Oscar Ericsson (SWE)
1930   Antwerp   Lean Revilliod de Bude (SUI)   Marcel Jean Josse Lafortune (BEL)   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI)
1931   Lvov   Marcel Bonin (FRA)   Vaclav Kreck (TCH)   Severin Crivelli (SUI)
1933   Granada   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Charles des Jammonières (FRA)   Severin Crivelli (SUI)
1935   Rome   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Erich Krempel (GER)   Walter Buechi (SUI)
1937   Helsinki   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Walter Buechi (SUI)   Jacques Louis Mazoyer (FRA)
1939   Luzern   Erich Krempel (GER)   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Ambrus Balogh (HUN)
1947   Stockholm   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Oscar Bidegain (ARG)   Karl Axel Wallen (SWE)
1949   Buenos Aires   Beat Rhyner (SUI)   Harry Wendell Reeves (USA)   Angel Leon de Gonzalo (ESP)
1952   Oslo   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Aeke Lindblom (SWE)   Huelet Leo Benner (USA)
1954   Caracas   Huelet Leo Benner (USA)   Torsten Elis Ullman (SWE)   Anton Jasinsky (URS)
1958   Moscow   Makhmud Umarov (URS)   Alexei Gustchin (URS)   Nelson Hayford Lincoln (USA)
1962   Cairo   Vladimir Stolipin (URS)   Yoshihisa Yoshikawa (JPN)   Ludwig Hemauer (SUI)
1966   Wiesbaden   Vladimir Stolipin (URS)   Dencho Denev (BUL)   Hynek Hromada (TCH)
1970   Phoenix   Harald Vollmar (GDR)   Dencho Denev (BUL)   Hynek Hromada (TCH)
1974   Thun   Georgi Zapolskich (URS)   Ivan Nemethy (TCH)   Harald Vollmar (GDR)
1978   Seoul   Moritz Minder (SUI)   Ragnar Skanåker (SWE)   Karl-Otto Westphalen (FRG)
1982   Caracas   Ragnar Skanåker (SWE)   Alexsander Melentiev (URS)   Anatoli Egrishin (URS)
1986   Suhl   Sergei Pyzhianov (URS)   Igor Basinski (URS)   Gyula Karacsony (HUN)
1990   Moscow   Spas Koprinkov (BUL)   Yifu Wang (CHN)   Sergei Pyzhianov (URS)
1994   Milan   Yifu Wang (CHN)   Victor Makarov (UKR)   Franck Dumoulin (FRA)
1998   Barcelona   Franck Dumoulin (FRA)   Hans-Juergen Bauer-Neumaier (GER)   Igor Basinski (BLR)
2002   Lahti   Zongliang Tan (CHN)   Martin Tenk (CZE)   Vladimir Gontcharov (RUS)
2006   Zagreb   Zongliang Tan (CHN)   Vigilio Fait (ITA)   Vladimir Isakov (RUS)
2010   Munich   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)   Lee Dae-Myung (KOR)   Vyacheslav Podlesnyy (KAZ)
2014   Granada   Jin Jong-oh (KOR)   Jitu Rai (IND)   Wei Pang (CHN)
2018   Changwon TBD TBD TBD

World Championships, Men TeamEdit

Year Place Gold Silver Bronze
1900   Paris   Switzerland
Friedrich Luethi
Paul Probst
Karl Roderer
Louis Richardet
Konrad Staeheli
  France
Louis Duffoy
Maurice Marie Lecoq
Achille Paroche
Leon Moreaux
Trinite
  Netherlands
Antonius Hubertus Maria Bouwens
Anthony Ahasuerus Henrik Sweijs
Henrik Sillem
Gerardus van Haan
Solko Johannes van Den Bergh
1901   Luzern   Switzerland
Karl Hess
Paul Probst
Louis Richardet
Karl Roderer
Konrad Staeheli
  France
Louis Duffoy
Maurice Faure
Achille Paroche
Raphael Py
Trinite
  Italy
L. Borgogelli
Cristoforo Buttafava
G. Giuliozzi
A. Righini
R. Tagliabue
1902   Rome   Switzerland
Karl Hess
J. Lang
Karl Roderer
A. Roch
Konrad Staeheli
  Italy
P. Castellano
A. Righini
G. Sandri
R. Tagliabue
L. Tavelli
  France
Caurette
Louis Duffoy
Leon Moreaux
Raphael Py
Athanase Sartori
1903   Buenos Aires   Argentina
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear
Angel Velaz
Jorge Lubary
Benjamin Segura
Andres Del Pino
  Italy
Attilio Conti
A. Pederzoli
A. Righini
L. Tavelli
Cesare Valerio
1904   Lyon   Switzerland
Karl Hess
Paul Probst
Louis Richardet
Karl Roderer
Konrad Staeheli
  Argentina
Jose Fernandez
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear
Alberto Pero
Pedro Partarrie
Benjamin Segura
  France
Caurette
Jean Fouconnier
Molinie-Paget
Leon Moreaux
Raphael Py
1905   Bruxelles   Belgium
Julien van Asbroeck
Paul Van Asbroeck
Rene Englebert
Charles Paumier du Verger
Victor Robert
  Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
F. Jaques
Karl Hess
Louis Richardet
Konrad Staeheli
  France
Andre Barbillat
Andre de Castelbajac
Jean Depassis
Louvier
Leon Moreaux
1906   Milan   Belgium
Rene Englebert
Charles Paumier du Verger
Julien van Asbroeck
Victor Robert
Paul Van Asbroeck
  Switzerland
Louis Richardet
Karl Roderer
Konrad Staeheli
J. Schalcher
Karl Hess
  France
Andre Barbillat
Jean Fouconnier
Louvier
Leon Moreaux
Raphael Py
1907   Zurich   Belgium
Julien van Asbroeck
Paul Van Asbroeck
Charles Paumier du Verger
Victor Robert
Reginald Storms
  Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
Karl Hess
J. Schalcher
Konrad Staeheli
Caspar Widmer
  France
Andre Barbillat
Andre de Castelbajac
Jean Depassis
Leon Moreaux
Raphael Py
1908   Vienna   Italy
Cristoforo Buttafava
Daniele Bonicelli
Gian Galeazzo Cantoni
Raffaele Frasca
A. Righini
  Belgium
Julien van Asbroeck
Paul Van Asbroeck
Charles Paumier du Verger
Reginald Storms
Victor Robert
  France
Andre Barbillat
Andre de Castelbajac
Duvoir
Leon Moreaux
Andre Regaud
1909   Hamburg   Germany
Gerhard Bock
Richard Fischer
Eduard Ehricht
Eduard Schmeisser
J. Vogel
  Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
Karl Hess
Karl Roderer
Konrad Staeheli
E. Wanner
  France
Andre Barbillat
Maurice Faure
Leon Moreaux
Andre Regaud
Raphael Py
1910   Loosduinen   Belgium
Rene Englebert
Charles Paumier du Verger
Paul Van Asbroeck
Norbert van Molle
Wullemans
  Italy
Raffaele Frasca
G. Mussino
A. Righini
Riccardo Ticchi
C. Vercellone
  Germany
Gerhard Bock
Eduard Ehricht
Richard Fischer
Eduard Schmeisser
J. Vogel
1911   Rome   Belgium
Norbert van Molle
Serruys
Philippe Cammaerts
Paul Van Asbroeck
Charles Paumier du Verger
  Germany
Gassmann
Eduard Ehricht
Richard Fischer
Eduard Schmeisser
J. Vogel
  Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
J. Landry
Karl Roderer
Konrad Staeheli
Caspar Widmer
1912   Bayonne Biarritz   Belgium
Paul Van Asbroeck
Philippe Cammaerts
Charles Paumier du Verger
Norbert van Molle
Serruys
  France
Andre Barbillat
Jean Carrere
Andre de Castelbajac
Paul Maujean
Andre Regaud
  Italy
Alfredo Galli
Raffaele Frasca
L. Moretto
G. Mussino
Riccardo Ticchi
1913   Camp Perry   United States
James Howard Snook
John Dietz
Alfred Lane
C. McCutcheon
P. Hanford
  France
Jean Carrere
Girardot
Léon Johnson
Andre Regaud
Louis Percy
  Sweden
Wilhelm Carlberg
Otto Christiansson
Sigvard Hultcrantz
Loewman
Casimir Reuterskioeld
1914   Viborg   Italy
Alfredo Galli
Raffaele Frasca
L. Moretto
R. Preda
Riccardo Ticchi
  France
Andre Barbillat
Jean Carrere
Girardot
Léon Johnson
Andre Regaud
  Belgium
Paul Van Asbroeck
Louis Andrieu
Henri Sauveur Fils
Victor Robert
Serruys
1921   Lyon   Italy
Giancarlo Boriani
Raffaele Frasca
Franco Micheli
L. Moretto
Riccardo Ticchi
  Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
Domenico Giambonini
Hans Haenni
Fritz Zulauf
Caspar Widmer
  France
Léon Johnson
Paul Maujean
R. Pecchia
Andre Regaud
Louis Tetart
1922   Milan   Switzerland
Robert Blum
Hans Haenni
F. Koenig
Wilhelm Schnyder
Fritz Zulauf
  Italy
L. Corba
Camillo Isnardi
Franco Micheli
L. Moretto
Riccardo Ticchi
  United States
Irving Romaro Calkins
J. Considine
Karl Telford Frederick
Alfred Lane
Paul Raymond
1923   Camp Perry   United States
Irving Romaro Calkins
J. Dunn
Karl Telford Frederick
Charles Price
R. G. Wescott
1924   Reims   Switzerland
Mathias Brunner
Robert Blum
Hans Haenni
F. Koenig
Wilhelm Schnyder
  France
Andre de Castelbajac
Keller-Dorian
Paul Maujean
Gilles Petit
Veyssiere
  Denmark
F. Frederiksen
C. Jensen
Christian Lehrman
Lars Jørgen Madsen
Christen Moeller
1925   St. Gallen   France
Charles des Jammonières
Keller-Dorian
R. Pecchia
Gilles Petit
Louis Tetart
  Switzerland
F. Balmer
Robert Blum
Hans Haenni
F. Koenig
Wilhelm Schnyder
  Denmark
F. Frederiksen
C. Jensen
Niels Hansen Ditlev Larsen
Christian Lehrman
Christen Moeller
1927   Rome   Switzerland
F. Balmer
Robert Blum
Wilhelm Schnyder
August Wiederkehr
Fritz Zulauf
  Denmark
A. Boll
Christian Lehrman
P. Moeller
Christen Moeller
Erik Sætter-Lassen
  Spain
Antonio Bonilla Sanmartin
Jose Bento Lopez
Luis Calvet Sandoz
Julio Castro Del Rosario
G. Martinez
1928   Loosduinen   Switzerland
Robert Blum
Jakob Fisher
Wilhelm Schnyder
August Wiederkehr
Fritz Zulauf
  Spain
Luis Calvet Sandoz
Jose Bento Lopez
Julio Castro Del Rosario
G. Martinez
C. Romero
  France
Andre de Castelbajac
Charles des Jammonières
Keller-Dorian
R. Pecchia
1929   Stockholm   Switzerland
Robert Blum
Jakob Fisher
Lean Revilliod de Bude
Wilhelm Schnyder
Fritz Zulauf
  Spain
Jose Bento Lopez
Luis Calvet Sandoz
J. Esquena
G. Martinez
C. Romero
  France
Marcel Bonin
Andre de Castelbajac
Charles des Jammonières
P. Gremeaux
G. Regis
1930   Antwerp   Switzerland
E. Flueckiger
Severin Crivelli
Lean Revilliod de Bude
Wilhelm Schnyder
Fritz Zulauf
  France
Marcel Bonin
Charles des Jammonières
Gantier
P. Gremeaux
G. Regis
  Denmark
A. Boll
C. Jensen
Niels Hansen Ditlev Larsen
Christian Lehrman
Axel Lerche
1931   Lvov   Switzerland
E. Flueckiger
Severin Crivelli
Lean Revilliod de Bude
Wilhelm Schnyder
Fritz Zulauf
  France
Marcel Bonin
Andre de Castelbajac
Charles des Jammonières
P. Gremeaux
Neveu
  Finland
A. Granholm
Viktor Miinalainen
Karl Gustaf Svensson
S. Timonen
Vilenius
1933   Granada   Switzerland
E. Andres
F. Bullo
E. Flueckiger
Severin Crivelli
Wilhelm Schnyder
  France
M. Brion
Marcel Bonin
Charles des Jammonières
Rene Koch
Neveu
  Spain
Botllan
Jose Bento Lopez
J. Esquena
G. Martinez
C. Romero
1935   Rome   Switzerland
E. Andres
E. Flueckiger
Severin Crivelli
F. Leibundgut
Walter Buechi
  Italy
Giancarlo Boriani
B. Capone
Stefano Margotti
C. Maresca
Ugo Pistolesi
  Germany
H. Beltzner
Erich Krempel
G. Lorenz
Emil Martin
Paul Wehner
1937   Helsinki   Switzerland
Walter Buechi
E. Flueckiger
Severin Crivelli
H. Gaemperli
W. Schaffner
  Finland
Klaus Henrik Lahti
Aatto Johannes Nuora
Jaakko Eliel Rintanen
K. Suokontu
Tapio Vartiovaara
  Sweden
Gustaf Bergstroem
B. Gustafsson
Helge Meuller
Torsten Elis Ullman
G. von Tooth
1939   Luzern   Switzerland
Heinz Ambuehl
E. Andres
Walter Buechi
E. Flueckiger
W. Muster
  Sweden
Gustaf Bergstroem
B. Gustafsson
Kristian Sjoeberg
Torsten Elis Ullman
G. von Tooth
  Germany
W. Kraft
Erich Krempel
F. Krempel
Emil Martin
Paul Wehner
1947   Stockholm   Argentina
Oscar Bidegain
Pablo Cagnasso
Federico Gruben
Federico Manes
Alberto Martijena
  Sweden
Sven Lundquist
Sture Nordlund
G. Schoett
Karl Axel Wallen
Torsten Elis Ullman
  Switzerland
Heinz Ambuehl
E. Flueckiger
W. Schaffner
Beat Rhyner
Alexander Specker
1949   Buenos Aires   Argentina
Oscar Bidegain
Pablo Cagnasso
Antonio Cannavo
Federico Gruben
Alberto Martijena
  Sweden
Hugo Lundqvist
Sven Lundquist
Sture Nordlund
Goesta Pihl
Torsten Elis Ullman
  United States
Huelet Leo Benner
W. Hancock
C. Logie
Harry Wendell Reeves
W. Toney
1952   Oslo   Sweden
Aeke Lindblom
Sture Nordlund
Hugo Lundqvist
G. Schoett
Torsten Elis Ullman
  Switzerland
Heinz Ambuehl
Heinrich Keller
Beat Rhyner
Rudolf Schnyder
Alexander Specker
  Finland
Veli-Jussi Hoelsoe
Klaus Henrik Lahti
Leonard Ravilo
Oiva Kalerva Tylli
S. Widnaes
1954   Caracas   Soviet Union
Vladimir Demin
Anton Jasinsky
Konstantin Martazov
Evgeni Polikanin
Lev Vainshtein
  United States
R. Anthony
Huelet Leo Benner
John Dodds
Harry Wendell Reeves
Offutt Pinion
  Sweden
Aeke Lindblom
Leif Uno Larsson
Hugo Lundqvist
G. Preutz
Torsten Elis Ullman
1958   Moscow   Soviet Union
Alexei Gustchin
Anton Jasinsky
Makhmud Umarov
Lev Vainshtein
Anatoli Zapolski
  United States
William Blankenship
Nelson Hayford Lincoln
D. Miller
Offutt Pinion
Raymond Sutherland
  Czechoslovakia
Jiri Hrnecek
Vladimir Kudrna
Karel Mucha
Frantisek Maxa
Josef Svab
1962   Cairo   Soviet Union
Mihail Akulov
Alexei Gustchin
Grigori Kosych
Vladimir Stolipin
  United States
William Blankenship
Lloyd Burchett
Franklin Green
Frederik Schaser
  Switzerland
Ludwig Hemauer
Frederic Michel
Albert Spaeni
Ernst Stoll
1966   Wiesbaden   Soviet Union
Grigori Kosych
Evgeni Raskazov
Vladimir Stolipin
Albert Udachin
  Switzerland
Ludwig Hemauer
Fritz Lehmann
Albert Spaeni
Ernst Stoll
  Poland
Jozef Frydel
Henryk Siek
Rajmund Stachurski
Jozef Zapedzki
1970   Phoenix   Soviet Union
Grigori Kosych
Vladimir Stolipin
Anatoli Egrishin
Boris Yermakov
  East Germany
Helmut Artelet
Harald Vollmar
Heinz Szurlies
Gert Schreiber
  Poland
Karol Chodkiewicz
Zbigniew Fedyczak
Pawel Malek
Rajmund Stachurski
1974   Thun   Soviet Union
Anatoli Egrishin
Grigori Kosych
Igor Raenko
Georgi Zapolskich
  Czechoslovakia
Vladimir Hyka
Hynek Hromada
Ivan Nemethy
Milos Stefan
  Austria
Hubert Garschall
Hans-Peter Schmidt
Othmar Schneider
Heinz Tschabrun
1978   Seoul   Switzerland
Herbert Binder
Roman Burkhard
Moritz Minder
Arno Rissi
  Japan
Chikafumi Hirai
Mamoru Inagaki
Fumihisa Semizuki
Shigetoshi Tashiro
  West Germany
Klaus Bolbrock
Alfons Messerschmidt
Udo Scharf
Karl-Otto Westphalen
1982   Caracas   Soviet Union
Anatoli Egrishin
Alexsander Melentiev
Sergei Sumatokhin
Vladas Turla
  United States
Erich Buljung
Jimmie Mc Coy
Don Nygord
Eugene Ross
  China
Zhijian Chou
Zhibo Su
Ming Wang
Yifu Wang
1986   Suhl   Soviet Union
Igor Basinski
Alexsander Melentiev
Sergei Pyzhianov
  Sweden
Benny Oestlund
Pertti Paeaekkoenen
Ragnar Skanåker
  East Germany
Gernot Eder
Michael Hochmuth
Uwe Potteck
1990   Moscow   Hungary
István Ágh
Csaba Gyorik
Zoltan Papanitz
  Soviet Union
Igor Basinski
Alexsander Melentiev
Sergei Pyzhianov
  Sweden
Bengt Kamis
Benny Oestlund
Ragnar Skanåker
1994   Milan   Ukraine
Oleksandr Bliznuchenko
Volodymyr Ivanchuk
Victor Makarov
  Russia
Boris Kokorev
Sergei Pyzhianov
Sergei Poliakov
  China
Jinbao Li
Yifu Wang
Haifeng Xu
1998   Barcelona   China
Yifu Wang
Dan Xu
Zongliang Tan
  Russia
Mikhail Nestruev
Boris Kokorev
Vladimir Gontcharov
  Belarus
Igor Basinski
Siarhei Yurusau
Kanstantsin Lukashyk
2002   Lahti   China
Zongliang Tan
Yifu Wang
Dan Xu
  Russia
Vladimir Gontcharov
Mikhail Nestruev
Boris Kokorev
  Ukraine
Victor Makarov
Oleg Dronov
Ivan Rybovalov
2006   Zagreb   China
Zongliang Tan
Zhongzai Lin
Xiao Wu
  Russia
Vladimir Gontcharov
Vladimir Isakov
Mikhail Nestruev
  Italy
Francesco Bruno
Vigilio Fait
Giuseppe Giordano
2010   Munich   South Korea
Lee Dae-Myung
Jin Jong-Oh
Han Seung-Woo
  China
Zhang Tian
Jing Wu
Wei Pang
  Spain
Pablo Carrera
Miguel Salvador Gimenez
Pablo Garcia
2014   Granada   China
Zhiwei Wang
Wei Pang
Qifeng Pu
  South Korea
Lee Dae-Myung
Jin Jong-Oh
Choi Young-rae
  North Korea
Kim Jong-su
Kim Song-guk
Kwon Tong-hyok
2018   Changwon TBD TBD TBD

World Championships, total medalsEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)30161460
2  Belgium (BEL)146626
3  Soviet Union (URS)134320
4  Sweden (SWE)88723
5  China (CHN)72312
6  United States (USA)48517
7  Argentina (ARG)4217
8  France (FRA)3141734
9  Italy (ITA)39416
10  Germany (GER)35311
11  South Korea (KOR)2204
12  Bulgaria (BUL)1203
  Japan (JPN)1203
14  East Germany (GDR)1124
15  Ukraine (UKR)1113
16  Hungary (HUN)1034
17  Russia (RUS)0426
18  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0336
19  Spain (ESP)0246
20  Denmark (DEN)0145
21  Finland (FIN)0123
22  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  India (IND)0101
24  Belarus (BLR)0022
  Poland (POL)0022
  West Germany (FRG)0022
27  Austria (AUT)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
  North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (30 nations)969594285

World Cup FinalEdit

ISSF has introduced a series of World Cup competitions for Olympic shooting events in 1986, and the final has been held at the end of each season since 1988.

Year Place Gold Silver Bronze
1988   Munich   Sergei Pyzhianov (URS)   Gernot Eder (GDR)   Igor Basinski (URS)
1989   Munich   Zoltan Papanitz (HUN)   Uwe Potteck (GDR)   Boris Kokorev (URS)
1990   Munich   Xu Haifeng (CHN)   Sergei Pyzhianov (URS)   Gernot Eder (GDR)
1991   Munich   Tanyu Kiriakov (BUL)   Roberto Di Donna (ITA)   Sorin Babil (ROM)
1992   Munich   Spas Koprinkov (BUL)   Sergei Pyzhianov (RUS)   Tanyu Kiriakov (BUL)
1993   Munich   Ragnar Skanaker (SWE)   Boris Kokorev (RUS)   Xu Haifeng (CHN)
1994   Munich   Victor Makarov (UKR)   Tanyu Kiriakov (BUL)   Roberto Di Donna (ITA)
1995   Munich   Roberto Di Donna (ITA)   Tanyu Kiriakov (BUL)   Xu Dan (CHN)
1996   Naefels   Roberto Di Donna (ITA)   Franck Dumoulin (FRA)   Sergei Pyzhianov (RUS)
1997   Lugano   Boris Kokorev (RUS)   Roberto Di Donna (ITA)   Xu Dan (CHN)
1998   Zurich   Boris Kokorev (RUS)   Franck Dumoulin (FRA)   Wang Yifu (CHN)
1999   Munich   Wang Yifu (CHN)   Martin Tenk (CZE)   Zoltan Papanitz (HUN)
2000   Munich   Franck Dumoulin (FRA)   Tanyu Kiriakov (BUL)   Martin Tenk (CZE)
2001   Munich   Mikhail Nestruev (RUS)   Dilshod Mukhtarov (UZB)   Martin Tenk (CZE)
2002   Munich   Tan Zongliang (CHN)   Mikhail Nestruev (RUS)   Vladimir Gontcharov (RUS)
2003   Milan   Xu Dan (CHN)   Martin Tenk (CZE)   Wang Yifu (CHN)
2004   Bangkok   Martin Tenk (CZE)   Shi Xinglong (CHN)   Tan Zongliang (CHN)
2005   Munich   Boris Kokorev (RUS)   Lin Zhongzai (CHN)   Vladimir Isakov (RUS)
2006   Granada   Vladimir Isakov (RUS)   Xu Kun (CHN)   Boris Kokorev (RUS)
2007   Bangkok   Lin Zhongzai (CHN)   Boris Kokorev (RUS)   Tan Zongliang (CHN)
2008   Bangkok   Jin Jong-oh (KOR)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)   Vladimir Isakov (RUS)
2009   Wuxi   Jin Jong-oh (KOR)   Joao Costa (POR)   Pavol Kopp (SVK)
2010   Munich   Daryl Szarenski (USA)   Vladimir Isakov (RUS)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)
2011   Wroclaw   Andrija Zlatic (SRB)   Leonid Ekimov (RUS)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)
2012   Bangkok   Zhang Tian (CHN)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)   Leonid Ekimov (RUS)
2013   Munich   Wang Zhiwei (CHN)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)   Jin Jong-oh (KOR)
2014   Gabala   Wang Zhiwei (CHN)   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN)   Pang Wei (CHN)
2015   Munich   Zhang Bowen (CHN)   Hoang Xuan Vinh (VNM)   Wang Zhiwei (CHN)

Current world recordsEdit

Current world records in 50 metre pistol
Men Qualification 583   Jin Jong-Oh (KOR) September 9, 2014 Granada   Spain edit
Teams 1719   Romania (Babii, Ilie, Stan) September 7, 1985 Osijek (YUG) edit
Junior Men Individual 577   Spas Koprinkov (BUL) August 9, 1990 Moscow (URS) edit
Teams 1666   Bulgaria (Georgiev, Ivanov, Simeonov) August 4, 1988 Joensuu (FIN) edit

Olympic and World ChampionsEdit

Jin Jong-oh is the only triple (and double) Olympic champion in 50 metre pistol; he is the only shooter to have won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event. World Championships were held annually up to the 1931 then biennially until 1954 (the current quadrennial format was introduced afterwards), which made a few long streaks possible, but after World War II few shooters have been able to win two major World-level titles (the Olympics and the World Championships); Jin is the only one to have won three or more since the World Championships intervals were changed to the current quadrennial format. Paul Van Asbroeck has won the most number of Olympic and World titles combined with seven titles (1 Olympics and 6 World titles). Torsten Ullman won six (1 Olympic, 5 World titles) over the span of 1933-1952, including four successive Championships between 1933 and 1937 (including the 1936 Summer Olympics). Wilhem Schnyder won four consecutive World Championships between 1924 and 1928. Van Asbroeck, Ullman, Huelet Benner and Jin are only ones to have held the Olympic and the World titles simultaneously.

Another rare double is that between this precision event and its direct opposite 25 metre rapid fire pistol; this has only been accomplished by Alfred Lane (completed in 1912), Torsten Ullman (1939), Huelet Benner (1952) and Pentti Linnosvuo (1964), with Lane (in one Olympics) and Linnosvuo using only Olympic titles. Benner, on the other hand, is the only shooter with two titles in both events. Several athletes have won 50 metre pistol and 10 metre air pistol titles; Jin is the ony person to have done so at the (single) Olympics.

ISSF World Cup Series has been held since 1986 with the World Cup Final at the end of the season since 1988; Ragnar Skanåker and Jin are the only two to have won this competition as well as the Olympic and World titles. Skanåker's 1993 World Cup Final victory was achieved at the age of 59; it was also his last international victory.

The distance of the Free Pistol event was 30 metre initially. This was because 30 metre was used in the German Championship, the most important competition at the time. Starting from the 1900 Olympics, which also served as the first world championship for Free Pistol, the distance was set at 50 metre. Both the distance and the target remained the same to this day, with the exception of the 1908 Olympics in which the distance changed from 50 metre to 50 yards.

Free Pistol was not held between the 1920 and 1936 Olympics. This is due to the perception of the time that pistol shooters, especially in free pistol, were professionals who competed in tournaments which awarded prized money. The strict amateur status required by the IOC ran counter against UIT (ISSF) and the money and medal awarding system of the target pistol shooting competition tradition. The best shooters in the world such as Wilhelm Schnyder and his Swiss teammates with their Häuptli pistols would dominate the world championships, but were denied the chance to compete in the Olympics. With the exception of 1923 when they did not compete, from 1921 to 1939 the Swiss either won the individual or the team World titles, or both. Hitler made sure shooting was part of the 1936 program as he was eager to demonstrate his country's military might, including a brand new special designed Walther pistol for the rapid fire event.

Year Venue Individual Winning Pistol Team Juniors Team
1896 Athens   Sumner Paine (USA) Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Revolver
19001 Paris   Karl Röderer (SUI) Waffenfabrik Bern 1882 Swiss Ordnance Revolver   Switzerland
1901 Luzern   Karl Hess (SUI) Waffenfabrik Bern 1882 Swiss Ordnance Revolver    Switzerland
1902 Rome   Karl Hess (SUI) Waffenfabrik Bern 1882 Swiss Ordnance Revolver    Switzerland
 
Alfred Lane at the 1912 Olympics
1903 Buenos Aires   Benjamin Segura (ARG) Unknown Revolver   Argentina
1904 Lyon   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Unknown Revolver    Switzerland
1905 Brussels   Julien Van Asbroeck (BEL) Sauveur HS-6   Belgium
1906 Milan   Konrad Stäheli (SUI) DWM 1900 Swiss Ordnance Luger PP00   Belgium
1907 Zürich   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Sauveur HS-6   Belgium
1908 Vienna   Richard Fischer (GER) Büchel Stecherspanner   Italy
1908 London   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Sauveur HS-6   United States
1909 Hamburg   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Sauveur HS-6   Germany
1910 Loosduinen   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Sauveur HS-6   Belgium
1911 Rome   Charles Paumier du Verger (BEL) Büchel Tell   Belgium
1912 Bayonne-Biarritz   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Büchel Tell   Belgium
1912 Stockholm   Alfred Lane (USA) Smith & Wesson Perfected Model Third Model   United States
1913 Camp Perry   Vilhelm Carlberg (SWE) Büchel Tell   United States
1914 Viborg   Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL) Büchel Tell   Italy
 
Aleksandr Melentiev, the 1980 Olympic Champion and Current Olympic record holder
1920 Antwerp   Karl Frederick (USA) Smith & Wesson Perfected Third Model   United States
1921 Lyon   Hans Hänni (SUI) Häuptli 1   Italy
1922 Milan   Hans Hänni (SUI) Häuptli 1    Switzerland
1923 Camp Perry   Irving Romaro Calkins (USA) Smith & Wesson Perfected Third Model   United States
1924 Reims   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI) Häuptli 2    Switzerland
1925 St. Gallen   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI) Häuptli 2   France
1927 Rome   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI) Häuptli 2    Switzerland
1928 Loosduinen   Wilhelm Schnyder (SUI) Häuptli 2    Switzerland
1929 Stockholm   Fritz Zulauf (SUI) Häuptli 2    Switzerland
1930 Antwerp   Lean Revilliod de Bude (SUI) Häuptli 1    Switzerland
1931 Lwów   Marcel Bonin (FRA) Unknown    Switzerland
1933 Granada   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Udo Anschütz Record 210    Switzerland
1935 Rome   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Udo Anschütz Record 210    Switzerland
1936 Berlin   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Udo Anschütz Record 210
1937 Helsinki   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Udo Anschütz Record 210    Switzerland
1939 Luzern   Erich Krempel (GER) Walter Munk Zentrum 2    Switzerland
 
Mikhail Nestruyev, the 2004 Olympic Champion
1947 Stockholm   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Hämmerli MP33   Argentina
1948 London   Edwin Vásquez (PER) Hämmerli MP33
1949 Buenos Aires   Beat Rhyner (SUI) Hämmerli MP33   Argentina
1952 Oslo   Torsten Ullman (SWE) Hämmerli MP33   Sweden
1952 Helsinki   Huelet Benner (USA) Hämmerli 100 2
1954 Caracas   Huelet Benner (USA) Hämmerli 100   Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne   Pentti Linnosvuo (FIN) Hämmerli 100
1958 Moscow   Makhmud Umarov (URS) Hämmerli 100   Soviet Union
1960 Rome   Alexei Gushchin (URS) Izhmash Isch 1
1962 Cairo   Vladimir Stolypin (URS) Tula TOZ 35   Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo   Väinö Markkanen (FIN) Hämmerli 101
1966 Wiesbaden   Vladimir Stolypin (URS) Tula TOZ 35   Soviet Union
 
Jin Jong-Oh, the only triple (2008, 2012, 2016) and the last Olympic Champion and Current World Record holder
1968 Mexico City   Grigori Kosych (URS) TsKIB SOO MTs55
1970 Phoenix   Harald Vollmar (GDR) Tula TOZ 35   Soviet Union
1972 Munich   Ragnar Skanåker (SWE) TsKIB SOO MTs55
1974 Thun   Gregori Zapolski (URS) TsKIB SOO MTs55   Soviet Union
1976 Montreal   Uwe Potteck (GDR) Tula TOZ 35
1978 Seoul   Moritz Minder (SUI) TsKIB SOO MTs55 60°    Switzerland
1980 Moscow   Aleksandr Melentiev (URS) TsKIB SOO MTs55
1982 Caracas   Ragnar Skanåker (SWE) Hämmerli 152   Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles   Xu Haifeng (CHN) Hämmerli 150
1986 Suhl   Sergei Pyzhianov (URS) Tula TOZ 35   Soviet Union
1988 Seoul   Sorin Babii (ROU) Tula TOZ 35
1990 Moscow   Spas Koprinkov (BUL) Hämmerli 150   Hungary
1992 Barcelona   Kanstantsin Lukashyk (EUN) Tula TOZ 35
1994 Milan   Wang Yifu (CHN) Morini CM84E   Ukraine   Anatolie Corovai (MDA)   Moldova
1996 Atlanta   Boris Kokorev (RUS) Tula TOZ 35
1998 Barcelona   Franck Dumoulin (FRA) TsKIB SOO MTs55   China   Andrija Zlatić (YUG)   Poland
2000 Sydney   Tanyu Kiryakov (BUL) Hämmerli 152
2002 Lahti   Tan Zongliang (CHN) Morini CM84E   China   Vladimir Issachenko (KAZ)   Ukraine
2004 Athens   Mikhail Nestruyev (RUS) Morini CM84E
2006 Zagreb   Tan Zongliang (CHN) Morini CM84E   China   Pu Qifeng (CHN)   China
2008 Beijing   Jin Jong-oh (KOR) Morini CM84E
2010 Munich   Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN) Morini CM84E   South Korea   Tomasz Palamarz (POL)   Germany
2012 London   Jin Jong-oh (KOR) Morini CM84E
2014 Grenada   Jin Jong-oh (KOR) Morini CM84E   China   Andrey Pochepko (RUS)   China
2016 Rio de Janeiro   Jin Jong-oh (KOR) Morini CM84E

1 The Olympic competitions in Paris also counted as the 1900 World Championships. 2 Same model as MP33. Name changed by new company owner.