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Gary Anderson

Full name: Gary Lee Anderson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 8, 1939 in Holdrege, Nebraska, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

As the world’s top rifle shooter in the 1960s, Gary Anderson is one of the shooters most responsible for the United States’ resurgence in international rifle shooting in that era. In addition to his Olympic performances, Anderson won seven individual World Championships, set six individual world records, won 11 National Championships, and won 11 gold medals at the Pan-American Games. In addition he was a team member of several world record and world championship shoots. Anderson graduated from Hastings College in Nebraska and then studied for the seminary in San Francisco. Instead he entered local politics in Nebraska, eventually rising to become a Nebraska state senator. He spent several years as the executive director of the National Rifle Association, and in 2009 became President of USA Shooting. He was Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) from 1999 to 2009

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Shooting Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres United States USA 8

Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,157 394 389 374
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Prone 394 100 95 99 100
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Kneeling 389 97 96 99 97
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Standing 374 95 93 93 93

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Final Standings 595 99 99 99 99 99 100

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,153 392 384 377
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Shooting United States USA Prone 392 97 99 97 99
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Shooting United States USA Kneeling 384 92 97 97 98
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Shooting United States USA Standing 377 94 97 94 92
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