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Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre rifle three positions


Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre rifle three positions

Men's 50 metre rifle three positions
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Melbourne, Australia
Date 4 December
Competitors 44 from 27 nations
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal    Sweden
Shooting at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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The Men's 50 metre rifle three positions event was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1956 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event. The competition was held on 4 December 1956 at the shooting ranges in Melbourne. 44 shooters from 27 nations competed.[1]


Place Shooter Total
1  Anatoli Ivanovich Bogdanov (URS) 1172
2  Otakar Hořínek (TCH) 1172
3  John Sundberg (SWE) 1167
4  Vasily Borisov (URS) 1163
5  Vilho Ylönen (FIN) 1161
6  Gil Boa (CAN) 1159
7  Iosif Sîrbu (ROU) 1157
8  Anders Kvissberg (SWE) 1156
9  Rudi Sigl (GER) 1155
10  Sándor Krebs (HUN) 1154
11  Albert Sigl (GER) 1154
12  Art Jackson (USA) 1153
13  Uffe Schultz Larsen (DEN) 1152
14  Verle Wright, Jr. (USA) 1151
15  Erling Kongshaug (NOR) 1151
16  Ole Hviid Jensen (DEN) 1149
17  Jorma Taitto (FIN) 1148
18  Constantin Antonescu (ROU) 1147
19  Frans Lafortune (BEL) 1145
20  Zlatko Mašek (YUG) 1144
21  Gerald Ouellette (CAN) 1141
22  Wu Tao-yan (TPE) 1140
23  Steffen Cranmer (GBR) 1140
24  Jacques Mazoyer (FRA) 1139
25  Oscar Caceres (PER) 1135
26  Carlo Varetto (ITA) 1135
27  Don Tolhurst (AUS) 1131
28  Maurice Racca (FRA) 1126
29  Luis Coquis (PER) 1124
30  Anker Hagen (NOR) 1124
31  Frederick Hopkinson (GBR) 1123
32  Juan Llabot (VEN) 1118
33  Milton Sobocinski (BRA) 1115
34  Norman Rule (AUS) 1114
35  Harihar Banerjee (IND) 1111
36  Yukio Inokuma (JPN) 1110
37  Severino Moreira (BRA) 1102
38  Haricharan Shaw (IND) 1102
39  Roy Congreve (KEN) 1096
40  Tomokazu Maruyama (JPN) 1085
41  Robin Lavine (RSA) 1082
42  Charles Trotter (KEN) 1030
43  Zafar Ahmed Muhammad (PAK) 999
44  Guillermo Padilla (COL) 983


  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
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