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Bill McMillan

Full name: William Willard "Bill" McMillan
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: January 29, 1929 in Frostburg, Maryland, United States
Died: June 6, 2000 in Encinitas, California, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill McMillan competed in six Olympic Games. The only Olympics he missed between 1952 and 1976 was in 1956 when his pistol misfired, costing him a spot on the team. McMillan competed only in rapid-fire pistol in the Olympics, winning it in 1960 and with his next best finish being seventh in 1952. He won two world championships in free pistol and five golds at the Pan American Games, as well as four national titles at rapid-fire pistol and one at free pistol. His Pan American Games medals were the following: 1955 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Joe Benner, John Forman, and the non-Olympian Thomas Mitchell) and 25 m centre fire pistol team (with Joe Benner, John Forman, and the non-Olympian John Jagoda) and silver in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m centre fire pistol, 1963 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Thomas Smith and the non-Olympians William Blankenship and William Mellon), 1967 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Edwin Teague and the non-Olympians Aubrey Smith and William Blackenship), and 1979 silver in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with John McNally, Darius Young, and the non-Olympian Terence Anderson). McMillan later worked as a sheriff for San Diego County, CA.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 7
1960 Summer 31 Roma Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 1 Gold =OR
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 12
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 17
1972 Summer 43 München Shooting Mixed Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 45
1976 Summer 47 Montréal Shooting Mixed Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 20T

Mixed Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P
1968 Summer 39 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Final Standings 584 290 294
1972 Summer 43 München Shooting United States USA Final Standings 572 199 195 178
1976 Summer 47 Montréal Shooting United States USA Final Standings 586 291 295

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TH PTS R1TH R2TH R1P R2P SO
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 60 575 30 30 290 285
1960 Summer 31 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Standings 587 295 292 147
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Shooting United States USA Final Standings 586 293 293
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