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Gerry Ouellette

Full name: Joseph Raymond Gerald "Gerry" Ouellette
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: August 14, 1934 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 2, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Gerry Ouellette took up shooting as a high school student and honed his skills as a member of the Canadian Reserve Army. His victory in the 50 metre rifle, prone at the 1956 Summer Olympics was the greatest of his successes in the sport: sharing a rifle with teammate Gil Boa (who went on to win the bronze medal), he scored a perfect 600, which would have been a world record if the course had not been 1.5 metres short of the required 50. He also finished 11th in the 300 metre rifle, three positions and 21st in the 50 metre rifle, three positions. He continued to compete for several years after the Games and won the national sporting rifle championship in 1959. He was then sent to that year’s Pan American Games, where he brought home four medals: gold in the 300 m rifle, three positions, silver in the 50 m rifle, three positions and bronze in the 50 m rifle, kneeling and standing.

Ouellette made a brief comeback in the late 1960s, capturing silver in the 50 m rifle, three positions at the 1967 Pan American Games. He was also selected to represent Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he was sixth in the 50 m rifle, three positions and twentieth in the 50 m rifle, prone. A tool designer at Ford by career, he died at the age of 40 after crashing an airplane that he had been flying 25 miles east of his hometown of Windsor, Ontario. He has been inducted into the Canadian Olympic (1957), Canada’s Sports (1957), and the Canadian Forces Sports (1971) Halls of Fame and a Canadian postage stamp was released in his honor in 1996.

Results

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 1,151 396 391 364
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Canada CAN Prone 396 100 98 99 99
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Canada CAN Kneeling 391 97 98 96 100
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Canada CAN Standing 364 91 90 94 89

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 593 96 100 100 99 99 99

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 1,066 370 357 339
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Prone 370 92 94 91 93
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Kneeling 357 88 91 87 91
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Standing 339 87 85 84 83

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
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 1,141 394 379 368
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Prone 394 96 100 99 99
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Kneeling 379 93 94 95 97
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Standing 368 95 94 88 91

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 600 100 100 100 100 100 100
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