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Walter Tomsen

Full name: Walter Tomsen
Gender: Male
Born: March 4, 1912 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: December 30, 2000 in Southbury, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Roslyn Rifle and Revolver Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

From Flushing, New York, Walter Tomsen shot a Winchester Model 52 rifle at the 1948 Olympics. He used it well to take the silver medal with a score of 599 of a possible 600, missing only once – that on the third string of six. Tomsen competed for the Roslyn Rifle and Revolver Club at the time of the 1948 Olympics. Two of his later clubs, Stratford Police Athletic League Rifle Club and the Bell City Rifle Club, later donated the Walter Tomsen Memorial Trophy, a bronze falcon on a marble base, atop a wooden stand, which is given to the highest scoring senior competitor in the national small-bore prone championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 36 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres United States USA 2 Silver WR

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1948 Summer 36 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 599 100 100 99 100 100 100
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