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Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich comprised eight events. The running target event was re-added to the programme, after last appearing in 1956. The events were held between 27 August and 2 September 1972. All events were mixed, meaning both men and women were allowed to compete in the same events, against each other. Four women competed in these games.[1]

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
pistol
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  Ragnar Skanåker (SWE)   Dan Iuga (ROU)   Rudolf Dollinger (AUT)
rapid fire pistol
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  Józef Zapędzki (POL)   Ladislav Falta (TCH)   Viktor Torshin (URS)
running target
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  Yakov Zheleznyak (URS)   Helmut Bellingrodt (COL)   John Kynoch (GBR)
rifle prone
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  Ri Ho-jun (PRK)   Vic Auer (USA)   Nicolae Rotaru (ROU)
rifle three positions
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  John Writer (USA)   Lanny Bassham (USA)   Werner Lippoldt (GDR)
300 metre free rifle three positions
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  Lones Wigger (USA)   Boris Melnik (URS)   Lajos Papp (HUN)
skeet
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  Konrad Wirnhier (FRG)   Yevgeni Petrov (URS)   Michael Buchheim (GDR)
trap
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  Angelo Scalzone (ITA)   Michel Carrega (FRA)   Silvano Basagni (ITA)

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 397 shooters, 393 men and 4 women, from 71 nations competed at the Munich Games:[1]

Medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States2204
2  Soviet Union1214
3  Italy1012
4  North Korea1001
  Poland1001
  Sweden1001
  West Germany1001
8  Romania0112
9  Colombia0101
  Czechoslovakia0101
  France0101
12  East Germany0022
13  Austria0011
  Great Britain0011
  Hungary0011
Totals (15 nations)88824


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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