Shooting at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol

The men's ISSF 25 meter rapid fire pistol was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event. The competition was held on 6 August 1936 at the shooting ranges at Wannsee. 53 shooters from 22 nations competed.[1] Nations were limited to three shooters each, as they had been since the 1932 Games.[2] The top two places were taken by the hosts, as Germans Cornelius van Oyen and Heinrich Hax won gold and silver, respectively. Hax was the first man to earn multiple medals in the event, repeating his silver performance from 1932. Torsten Ullman of Sweden earned bronze.

Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
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VenueWannsee Shooting Range
Date6 August
Competitors53 from 22 nations
Winning score36
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Cornelius van Oyen
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Heinrich Hax
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Torsten Ullman
 Sweden
← 1932
1948 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the seventh appearance of what would become standardised as the men's ISSF 25 meter rapid fire pistol event, the only event on the 2020 programme that traces back to 1896. The event has been held at every Summer Olympics except 1904 and 1928 (when no shooting events were held) and 1908; it was open to women from 1968 to 1980.[3] The first five events were quite different, with some level of consistency finally beginning with the 1932 event—which, though it had differences from the 1924 competition, was roughly similar. The 1936 competition followed the 1932 one quite closely.[4]

Of the 12 men who scored a perfect score on the first round in 1932, two returned in 1936: silver medalist Heinrich Hax of Germany and fourth-place finisher Walter Boninsegni of Italy. Boninsegni was the reigning (1935) world champion.

Latvia, Monaco, the Philippines, and Yugoslavia each made their debut in the event. The United States made its fifth appearance in the event, most of any nation.

The German and Swedish teams used a new Walther autoloader.[4]

Competition formatEdit

The competition format was very similar to the 1932 competition. All shooting was done at 25 metres. The first round consisted of 18 shots in 3 series of 6 shots each. For each series, there were six separate, 1.63 metre tall, standing silhouette targets that appeared for 8 seconds; the score for the series was how many targets were hit (there were no scoring rings). Maximum score was thus 18, 1 per shot.

Additional rounds were used as tie-breakers, with each round consisting of a single series of 6 shots. The time kept shortening: 6 seconds for the second round, 4 for the third, 3 for the fourth, and 2 for the fifth.

Shooters could use automatic pistols or revolvers of any calibre.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Thursday, 6 August 1936 8:30
15:00
First round
Subsequent rounds

ResultsEdit

Starting order and times were decided by draw. The competition started at 8.30 a.m.

Weather: Dry and fairly overcast. The first round was affected at times by the wind.

After the first round 25 competitors who were not able to hit all 18 targets were eliminated. After the second round another eleven shooters were eliminated, because they were unable to achieve all six hits. Twelve marksmen were eliminated after round three. Five shooters were left to compete in round four to determine their final position. The fourth round forced an issue and the final shoot off determined the bronze medal.

The five shooters who had hit 5 of the 6 targets in round 3 went to a tie-breaker under the same rules as round 4 (and when 2 were perfect there, another tie-breaker at round 5 rules). The Official Report also gives round 4 tie-breaker scores for 2 of the 5 shooters who scored 4 in the third round, but not the other shooters.

Cornelius van Oyen won the contest without missing any target.

The results of the competitors which were eliminated in the first round are unknown. They are listed in the order they appear in the official report.

Rank Shooter Nation Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total
  Cornelius van Oyen   Germany 18 6 6 6 N/A 36
  Heinrich Hax   Germany 18 6 6 5 35
  Torsten Ullman   Sweden 18 6 6 4 4* 34
4 Angelos Papadimas   Greece 18 6 6 4 1* 34
5 Helge Meuller   Sweden 18 6 6 3 N/A 33
6 Walter Boninsegni   Italy 18 6 5 6* 3* 29
7 Kazimierz Suchorzewski   Poland 18 6 5 6* 1* 29
8 Haralds Marvē   Latvia 18 6 5 3* N/A 29
9 Hans Aasnæs   Norway 18 6 5 2* 29
10 László Vadnay   Hungary 18 6 5 1* 29
11 Bruno Giacconi   Italy 18 6 4 Did not advance 28
12 Marcel Lafortune   Belgium 18 6 4 28
13 Jaakko Rintanen   Finland 18 6 4 4* 28
14 Jan Gasche   Czechoslovakia 18 6 4 2* 28
15 Ingals Fisher   United States 18 6 4 Did not advance 28
16 Élie Monnier   France 18 6 2 26
17 Guillermo Huet   Mexico 18 6 2 26
18 Michelangelo Borriello   Italy 18 5 Did not advance 23
19 Carlos Balestrini   Argentina 18 5 23
20 Christos Zalokostas   Greece 18 5 23
21 Ville Elo   Finland 18 5 23
22 Erik Sætter-Lassen   Denmark 18 4 22
23 Kārlis Kļava   Latvia 18 4 22
24 Morris Doob   United States 18 4 22
25 František Pokorný   Czechoslovakia 18 4 22
26 Sulo Cederström   Finland 18 3 21
27 Zenon Piątkowski   Poland 18 3 21
28 Lorenzo Amaya   Argentina 18 1 19
François Lafortune   Belgium Unknown Did not advance Unknown
Axel Lerche   Denmark
Christen Møller   Denmark
Krikor Agathon   Egypt
Charles des Jammonières   France
Édouard Lambert   France
Georg Dern   Germany
Dimitrios Stathis   Greece
Jakab Kőszegi   Hungary
Dezső von Zirthy   Hungary
Carlos Acosta   Mexico
Roger Abel   Monaco
Michel Ravarino   Monaco
Herman Schultz   Monaco
Dirk van den Bosch   Netherlands
Martin Gison   Philippines
Otoniel Gonzaga   Philippines
Wojciech Bursa   Poland
Alberto Andressen   Portugal
Joaquim da Mota   Portugal
Carlos Queiroz   Portugal
Henrik Lönnberg   Sweden
Josef Kopecký   Czechoslovakia
Dean Hudnutt   United States
Lazar Jovanović   Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 2, p. 818.
  3. ^ "Muzzle-Loading Pistol, 25 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  5. ^ Official Report, p. 819.

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