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José Agdamag

Full name: José V. Agdamag, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: June 22, 1921 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Died: March 15, 2011 in Fairfield, California, United States
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Shooting

Biography

José Agdamag came from a military family and served with the 41st Infantry Division of the Philippine Department during World War II. His heritage aided him well and, after only 10 practice rounds, he was designated an expert by Rifle and Pistol Team of the University of the Philippines’ advanced ROTC corps. He was sent to the Division’s 43rd Infantry Regiment as a 3rd Lieutenant and served until the unit’s defeat in April 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March and continued fighting with a guerilla force until the liberation of the Philippines in 1945, earning numerous awards for his actions during the conflict. He continued to serve in the military following the war and attended two Summer Olympic shooting tournaments. At the 1960 Summer Games he competed in the Free Pistol, 50 metres event, placing 53rd in a field of 67 competitors. Eight years later he participated in the Free Pistol, 50 metres, Mixed competition, finishing 61st out of 69 shooters. He retired from the military with the rank of Colonel and then collaborated with his son, an Admiral in the Philippine Navy, on the book “"150 Days of Hell (Japanese Invasion of the Philippines 8 December 1941 - 6 May 1942)". He eventually moved to California, where he died in March 2011.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 39 Roma Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Philippines PHI 53
1968 Summer 47 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres Philippines PHI 61

Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1968 Summer 47 Ciudad de México Shooting Philippines PHI Final Standings 514 88 81 83 87 90 85

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1960 Summer 39 Roma Shooting Philippines PHI Final Standings 490
1960 Summer 39 Roma Shooting Philippines PHI Final Round 490 82 85 87 80 81 75
1960 Summer 39 Roma Shooting Philippines PHI Qualifying Round Group One 332 84 81 84 83
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