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Alister Allan

Full name: Alister Millar Allan
Nickname(s): Jock
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 28, 1944 in Freuchie, Fife, Great Britain
Affiliations: City of Oxford
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Alister Allan was born in the small village of Freuchie in Scotland and learnt to shoot as a youngster with the Air Training Corps. He won his first Scottish title in the prone discipline of the small bore rifle event at the age of 22 in 1966 and was chosen for the 1968 Olympics in that event. He missed the Munich Olympics but returned to the Olympic arena in 1976 although without any great success.

The only global championship of his career came at the 1978 World Championship in the prone event but any hopes of an Olympic medal in Moscow were ended when shooting became one of the few British sports federations to join the boycott of the 1980 Olympics. Allan set a world record for the prone shoot in 1982 but success in this discipline always eluded him at the Olympic Games. Instead he won his first Olympic medal in Los Angeles in the three position shoot, an event that he had only taken seriously since the late 70s. Four years later in Seoul he led the qualifying rounds but was beaten to the gold by his fellow Briton [Malcolm Cooper] with whom he had friendly rivalry for many years. Allan’s international career lasted a quarter of a century and included eight medals (including three golds) at the Commonwealth Games between 1974-94. He spent most of his working life as a physical training instructor with the Royal Air Force but after retirement he took up a coaching position with the New Zealand rifle team. He was an inaugural inductee into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 595 100 98 100 99 99 99
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 584 98 94 99 100 96 97

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P TP PRP FRP
1984 Summer 40 Los Angeles Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1,162 392 392 378
1984 Summer 40 Los Angeles Shooting Great Britain GBR Prone 392 97 98 98 99
1984 Summer 40 Los Angeles Shooting Great Britain GBR Kneeling 392 98 99 96 99
1984 Summer 40 Los Angeles Shooting Great Britain GBR Standing 378 96 93 94 95
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1,275.6
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Round 1,275.6 1,181 94.6
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 1,181 399 396 386
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Prone 399 100 100 100 99
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Kneeling 396 98 99 100 99
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Standing 386 99 95 95 97
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1,140
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 1,140 399 380 361
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Prone 399 100 100 100 99
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Standing 361 91 86 91 93
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round Kneeling 380 95 97 91 97

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P TP PRP FRP
1984 Summer 40 Los Angeles Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 595 99 99 98 100 100 99
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 700.9
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Round 700.9 598 102.9
1988 Summer 44 Seoul Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 598 100 100 100 100 100 98
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 588
1992 Summer 48 Barcelona Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 588 100 97 99 97 98 97