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Emmett Swanson

Full name: Emmett Oscar Swanson
Nickname(s): Doc
Gender: Male
Born: February 17, 1906 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 10, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

Emmett Swanson attended the University of Minnesota, later earned a dental degree from that school, and practiced dentistry as his career. Swanson competed as a rifle shooter at both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He had a long career, winning the 1930 World Championship in kneeling free rifle with a world record. He competed at the 1949 and 1952 World Championships, and was the US team leader in 1949. Swanson starred for the US at the 1955 Pan American Games, winning six medals, with three golds and three bronzes, all the golds in team events.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP
1948 Summer 42 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,079 380 355 344
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,055 367 371 317

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH SP KP PP
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,155 38 368 391 396

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH R1P R2P R3P R4P
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 396 23 99 99 99 99
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