Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's trap

The men's trap was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eighth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 5 to 9 September 1960 at the shooting ranges in Rome. 66 shooters from 38 nations competed.[1] Each nation could send up to two shooters. The event was won by Ion Dumitrescu of Romania, the nation's first medal in the men's trap. The defending champion, Galliano Rossini of Italy, took silver this time to become the first person to earn multiple medals in the trap competition. Soviet shooter Sergei Kalinin received bronze.

Men's trap
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueRome, Italy
Dates5–9 September
Competitors66 from 38 nations
Winning score192
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ion Dumitrescu  Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Galliano Rossini  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sergei Kalinin  Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →



This was the eighth appearance of the men's ISSF Olympic trap event. The event was held at every Summer Olympics from 1896 to 1924 (except 1904, when no shooting events were held) and from 1952 to 2016. As with most shooting events, it was nominally open to women from 1968 to 1980; the trap remained open to women through 1992. Very few women participated these years. The event returned to being men-only for 1996, though the new double trap had separate events for men and women that year. In 2000, a separate women's event was added and it has been contested at every Games since. There was also a men's team trap event held four times from 1908 to 1924.[2][3]

Three of the top 10 shooters from the 1956 Games returned: gold medalist Galliano Rossini of Italy, silver medalist Adam Smelczyński of Poland, and fifth-place finisher Yury Nikandrov of the Soviet Union. Since winning the Olympic gold in 1956, Rossini had reached the podium at both of the intervening World Championships: silver in 1958 and bronze in 1959. His teammate in Rome, Edoardo Casciano, had also taken medals at both Worlds (bronze in 1958, silver in 1959). The reigning World Champion, Hussam El-Badrawi of Egypt (now competing for the United Arab Republic) was also competing in 1960.[4]

Chile, the Republic of China, India, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, South Korea, the United Arab Republic, and Zimbabwe each made their debut in the event; East and West Germany competed together as the United Team of Germany for the first time. Great Britain made its eighth appearance, the only nation to have competed at each edition of the event to that point.

Competition format


The competition used the 200-target format introduced with the return of trap to the Olympics in 1952. The 1960 event, with a much larger field than in 1952 and 1956, added a 100-target preliminary round. The top 36 shooters advanced from the 100-target preliminary round to shoot the 200-target final round. The qualification round was shot in 2 series of 50 shots; the final round was shot in 8 series of 25 shots. Scores were reset between rounds (only the final round counted for those qualifying).[5][4]



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

World record
Olympic record   Galliano Rossini (ITA) 195 Melbourne, Australia 29 November – 1 December 1956

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.


Date Time Round
Monday, 5 September 1960
Tuesday, 6 September 1960
9:00 Qualification round
Thursday, 8 September 1960
Friday, 9 September 1960
9:00 Final round



Andersson and Nikandrov had the best scores of the qualifying round, hitting 97 of 100 targets. The cut-off for the final round turned out to be 85 hits. Scores of those shooters not advancing are not known.[5]

The Soviets, Kalinin and Nikandrov, hit all 25 targets in the first series of the final. Kalinin kept up the pace, perfect in the 2nd and 4th series as well on his way to a 99 of 100 score to lead the first half. Rossini, the defending champion, was close behind at 98. The second half of the final did not go as well for the leaders, with Rossini hitting only 93 (191 total) and Kalinin 91 (190 total). Those scores were enough to keep them on the podium, however, though not enough to win: Dumitrescu's 98 in the second half put him over the top at 192 total.[5]

Rank Shooter Nation Qualification Final
  Ion Dumitrescu   Romania 92 192
  Galliano Rossini   Italy 89 191
  Sergei Kalinin   Soviet Union 89 190
4 James Clark   United States 90 188
5 Hans Aasnæs   Norway 87 185
Joe Wheater   Great Britain 93 185
7 Adam Smelczyński   Poland 88 184
8 Claude Foussier   France 90 183
Karni Singh   India 89 183
10 Elias Salhab   Lebanon 89 182
Laszlo Szapáry   Austria 89 182
12 Rune Andersson   Sweden 97 181
Hussam El-Badrawi   United Arab Republic 94 181
Victor Huthart   Great Britain 86 181
15 Guy de Valle Flor   Portugal 85 180
Yury Nikandrov   Soviet Union 97 180
17 Juan Enrique Lira   Chile 93 179
Gerhard Aßmus   United Team of Germany 89 179
19 Ede Szomjas   Hungary 93 178
Platon Georgitsis   Greece 89 178
Kenichi Kumagai   Japan 85 178
22 Bram Zanella   Venezuela 93 177
Heinz Kramer   United Team of Germany 88 177
24 Leo Franciosi   San Marino 93 176
Maurice Tabet   Lebanon 94 176
26 Gilberto Navarro   Chile 85 174
27 Pierre-André Flückiger   Switzerland 95 173
28 Franz Sarnitz   Austria 86 172
29 Josef Hrach   Czechoslovakia 92 170
30 Arnold Riegger   United States 87 168
31 Károly Kulin-Nagy   Hungary 85 167
32 Juan Malo   Spain 90 166
Václav Zavázal   Czechoslovakia 87 166
34 Edoardo Casciano   Italy 92 165
35 Wim Peeters   South Africa 87 162
36 Enrique Dibos   Peru 88 155
37–66 Marcel Chennaux   Luxembourg Unknown Did not advance
Enrique Beech   Philippines
Gheorghe Enache   Romania
Gilbert Henderson   Canada
Väinö Broman   Finland
Hassan Moaffi   United Arab Republic
Wenzu Vella   Malta
Sen Keshav   India
Louis von Sonnenberg   Switzerland
Sim Myeong-hui   South Korea
Georgios Pangalos   Greece
Eduard de Atzel   Peru
Wang Ching-rui   Formosa
Mitsuo Yamane   Japan
Bill Gulliver   Zimbabwe
Francis Bonafede   Monaco
Guglielmo Giusti   San Marino
Juan Gindre   Argentina
Juan Ángel Martini Sr.   Argentina
Eric Lucke   South Africa
William Jones   Canada
Carl Beck-Friis   Sweden
Joseph Grech   Malta
Rafael de Juan   Spain
Marcel Rué   Monaco
Aly Knepper   Luxembourg
Xavier Zequeira   Puerto Rico
Ong Hock Eng   Malaya
Franco Bonato   Venezuela
Marcel Otto-Bruc   France
B. Bratinov   Bulgaria DNS
K. Lee Jong   South Korea
J. Graf Kesselstatt   Liechtenstein
M. Ouhafsa   Morocco
Zygmunt Kiszkurno   Poland
F. Rua Jose   Puerto Rico


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  2. ^ "Shooting". Olympedia. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Historical Results". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Trap, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Official Report, p. 959.