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Verle Wright, Jr.

Full name: Verle Franklin Wright, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 19, 1928 in Muncie, Indiana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

Verle Wright competed in shooting for the US at the 1956 Olympics, and at three World Championships. In 1952 he won a silver medal in the English match (prone small-bore rifle), while in 1962 he won silver with the standard rifle at 300 metres. His greatest meet, however, was the 1958 Worlds, where he won gold with the free rifle in both kneeling and prone, adding bronze medals standing and 3-positions. In 1962 Wright was awarded the second United States International Distinguished Shooter Badge (badge #2).

Wright was a career military officer in the Army. He was an instructor in the US Army Marksmanship Unit, serving in multiple locations, including Vietnam and Grafenwöhr, Germany. He started active duty in 1956 and retired in 1977. Wright was inducted into the US Army Marksmanship Unit Hall of Fame in October 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres United States USA 14
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres United States USA 36

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 28 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,151 397 384 370
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Prone 397 99 99 100 99
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Kneeling 384 96 98 96 94
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Standing 370 91 92 92 95

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 28 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Final Standings 590 99 98 97 98 98 100
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