Shooting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Shooting at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal comprised seven events, all mixed. For the first time ever, a woman won an Olympic medal in shooting: Margaret Murdock caught the silver in the three positions event.[1] Lanny Bassham and Murdock tied for the first place, but Murdock was placed second after review of the targets. Bassham suggested that two gold medals be given, and after this request was declined, asked Murdock to share the top step with him at the award ceremony. Women had no separate shooting events at the time and were allowed to compete with men. Murdock became the first woman to win an Olympic medal in shooting.[2]

EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
pistol
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  Uwe Potteck (GDR)   Harald Vollmar (GDR)   Rudolf Dollinger (AUT)
rapid fire pistol
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  Norbert Klaar (GDR)   Jürgen Wiefel (GDR)   Roberto Ferraris (ITA)
rifle prone
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  Karlheinz Smieszek (FRG)   Ulrich Lind (FRG)   Gennadi Lushchikov (URS)
rifle three positions
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  Lanny Bassham (USA)   Margaret Murdock (USA)   Werner Seibold (FRG)
running target
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  Aleksandr Gazov (URS)   Aleksandr Kediarov (URS)   Jerzy Greszkiewicz (POL)
skeet
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  Josef Panáček (TCH)   Eric Swinkels (NED)   Wiesław Gawlikowski (POL)
trap
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  Donald Haldeman (USA)   Armando Marques (POR)   Ubaldesco Baldi (ITA)

Participating nationsEdit

 
Margaret Murdock, Lanny Basshan, and Werner Seibord

A total of 344 shooters, 336 men and 8 women, from 60 nations competed at the Montreal Games:[1]

Medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany2204
2  United States2103
3  Soviet Union1113
  West Germany1113
5  Czechoslovakia1001
6  Netherlands0101
  Portugal0101
8  Italy0022
  Poland0022
10  Austria0011
Totals (10 nations)77721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Shooting at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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