Shooting at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre pistol

The men's 50 metre pistol was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 6 and 7 August 1936 at the shooting ranges at Wannsee. 43 shooters from 19 nations competed.[1] Nations were limited to three shooters each, as they had been for all individual shooting events since the 1932 Games.[2] The event was won by Torsten Ullman of Sweden, the nation's first free pistol medal. Erich Krempel of Germany took silver (that nation's first medal in the event as well). Charles des Jammonières's bronze was France's first medal in the free pistol since 1900.

Men's 50 metre pistol
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Torsten Ullman 2.jpg
Torsten Ullman
VenueWannsee, Berlin, Germany
Dates6–7 August
Competitors43 from 19 nations
Winning score559 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Torsten Ullman
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Erich Krempel
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Charles des Jammonières
 France
← 1920
1948 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the sixth appearance of what would become standardised as the men's ISSF 50 meter pistol event. The event was held at every Summer Olympics from 1896 to 1920 (except 1904, when no shooting events were held) and from 1936 to 2016; it was nominally open to women from 1968 to 1980, although very few women participated these years. 1896 and 1908 were the only Games in which the distance was not 50 metres; the former used 30 metres and the latter 50 yards.[3][4]

The two-time reigning (1933 and 1935) world champion was Torsten Ullman of Sweden. France's Charles des Jammonières was the runner-up in 1933; Germany's Erich Krempel had finished second in 1935.

Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Monaco, the Philippines, Portugal, and Romania each made their debut in the event. Greece and the United States each made their fifth appearance, tied for most of any nation.

Ullman used an Udo Anschütz Record 210.

Competition formatEdit

The competition had each shooter fire 60 shots, in 10 series of 6 shots each, at a distance of 50 metres. The target was round, 50 centimetres in diameter, with 10 scoring rings. Scoring for each shot was up to 10 points, in increments of 1 point. The maximum score possible was 600 points. Any pistol was permitted. "Glasses" could not be attached. The time limit for the full 60 shots was two hours. Ties were broken first by hits, then by bulls-eyes (7s and above), then by 10s, then by 9s, etc., then by closest to center of the last shot.[4][5]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Torsten Ullman (SWE) 547 1935
Olympic record   Karl Röderer (SUI) 503 Paris, France 1 August 1900

The top 33 shooters broke the 36-year-old Olympic record, with the 34th tying it. Erich Krempel held the new Olympic record at the end of the first day, but Torsten Ullman had not shot yet. Ullman competed on the second day, breaking the world record by 12 points.

ScheduleEdit

On 6 August, the shooters from Argentina, Chile, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, USA, and Germany started. On the following day the shooters of all other countries competed. The competition started on both days at 8 a.m.

On the first day it was dry with fairly overcast sky. The wind influenced the competition at times during the morning. On the second day it was sunny in the morning and fairly overcast in the afternoon. In general the weather was warmer and there was no wind.

Date Time Round
Thursday, 6 August 1936
Friday, 7 August 1936
8:00 Final

ResultsEdit

Rank Shooter Nation Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total
  Torsten Ullman   Sweden 95 92 94 91 92 95 559
  Erich Krempel   Germany 87 88 91 92 95 91 544
  Charles des Jammonières   France 91 92 86 91 90 90 540
4 Marcel Bonin   France 92 90 91 86 89 90 538
5 Tapio Wartiovaara   Finland 95 86 86 88 93 89 537
6 Elliott Jones   United States 92 90 83 92 90 89 536
7 Georgios Stathis   Greece 90 89 92 89 87 85 532
8 Aatto Nuora   Finland 86 89 90 86 92 89 532
9 Sándor Tölgyesi   Hungary 87 88 88 90 90 85 528
10 Bertalan Zsótér   Hungary 87 85 88 84 92 89 525
11 Mauritz Amundsen   Norway 89 87 92 86 84 87 525
12 Paul Wehner   Germany 90 84 88 87 88 88 525
13 Marcel Lafortune   Belgium 83 87 89 85 85 95 524
14 Roberto Müller   Chile 88 89 83 85 83 93 521
15 Jaakko Rintanen   Finland 89 85 83 88 89 86 520
16 Carlos Lalanne   Chile 86 87 89 86 87 85 520
17 William Riedell   United States 82 87 85 89 84 92 519
18 Juan Rostagno   Argentina 90 85 88 80 89 87 519
19 Emil Martin   Germany 84 86 91 81 88 89 519
20 René Koch   France 82 89 88 90 80 90 519
21 Stefano Margotti   Italy 84 84 82 93 88 87 518
22 Julius Lehrmann   Denmark 81 86 91 88 84 88 518
23 Václav Krecl   Czechoslovakia 91 82 89 82 82 92 518
24 Helge Meuller   Sweden 85 85 82 88 87 90 517
25 Harvey Dias Villela   Brazil 82 84 87 87 85 90 515
26 Gustaf Bergström   Sweden 85 88 77 88 88 88 514
27 Miguel Lonegro   Argentina 87 79 87 85 90 85 513
28 Christen Møller   Denmark 84 90 82 85 87 85 513
29 Enrique Ojeda   Chile 86 88 80 89 85 84 512
30 Martin Gison   Philippines 80 82 86 92 82 89 511
31 Paul Van Asbroeck   Belgium 90 86 87 71 89 87 510
32 Giancarlo Boriani   Italy 80 85 86 90 79 86 506
33 Ralph Marshall   United States 91 87 84 82 83 78 505
34 Jan Koller   Czechoslovakia 84 82 87 81 86 83 503
35 Georgios Kontogiannis   Greece 81 85 85 86 83 82 502
36 Ugo Pistolesi   Italy 86 80 88 80 87 81 502
37 Otoniel Gonzaga   Philippines 84 79 84 84 83 87 501
38 Herman Schultz   Monaco 82 79 85 82 87 81 496
39 François Lafortune   Belgium 75 78 90 89 84 79 495
40 Moysés Cardoso   Portugal 79 80 84 82 86 79 490
41 Louis Briano   Monaco 73 72 79 87 80 76 467
42 Vasile Crişan   Romania 73 65 72 71 80 85 446
43 Victor Bonafède   Monaco 61 79 74 79 68 72 433

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 2, p. 818.
  3. ^ "Historical Results". issf-sports.org. Internatinal Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Free Pistol, 50 Metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  5. ^ Official Report, p. 821.

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