Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, seven events in shooting were contested, all for men only. They were held between 29 November and 5 December 1956.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
rapid fire pistol
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Ștefan Petrescu
  Romania
Yevgeny Cherkasov
  Soviet Union
Gheorghe Lichiardopol
  Romania
pistol
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Pentti Linnosvuo
  Finland
Makhmud Umarov
  Soviet Union
Offutt Pinion
  United States
300 meter rifle three positions
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Vasily Borisov
  Soviet Union
Allan Erdman
  Soviet Union
Vilho Ylönen
  Finland
rifle three positions
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Anatoli Bogdanov
  Soviet Union
Otakar Hořínek
  Czechoslovakia
John Sundberg
  Sweden
rifle prone
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Gerald Ouellette
  Canada
Vasily Borisov
  Soviet Union
Stuart Boa
  Canada
running deer
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Vitali Romanenko
  Soviet Union
Per Olof Sköldberg
  Sweden
Vladimir Sevryugin
  Soviet Union
trap
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Galliano Rossini
  Italy
Adam Smelczyński
  Poland
Alessandro Ciceri
  Italy

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 156 shooters from 37 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)3418
2  Canada (CAN)1012
  Finland (FIN)1012
  Italy (ITA)1012
  Romania (ROU)1012
6  Sweden (SWE)0112
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0101
  Poland (POL)0101
9  United States (USA)0011
Totals (9 nations)77721


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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