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John Writer

Full name: John Henry Writer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 17, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

John Writer’s first big titles came when he won the intercollegiate championship in 1964, 1965, and 1966 for West Virginia. He added the 1967 U.S. title in smallbore position shooting before winning his silver medal at the 1968 Olympics. Before the next Olympics, Writer stamped himself as the man to beat with his performance at the 1970 World Championships, when he won the smallbore title, was second with the free rifle, and third in the standard rifle at 300 meters. At Munich he dominated the smallbore position event, setting a new world record of 1,166, which included a world record of 381 for the standing phase. Writer also won three gold medals in the Pan-American Games, all in the smallbore position match.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR

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 24 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,156 395 391 370
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Prone 395 99 99 99 98
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Kneeling 391 99 97 97 98
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Shooting United States USA Standing 370 98 89 88 95
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,166 395 390 381
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting United States USA Prone 395 97 99 99 100
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting United States USA Kneeling 381 95 98 94 94
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting United States USA Standing 390 98 96 99 97
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