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Shooting at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Police Pistol Range, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Format: 25 metres. Six-shot series with targets exposed for 8 seconds in rounds one, two, and three, 6 seconds in round four, 4 seconds in round five, 3 seconds in round six, and then 2 seconds in subsequent rounds until ties broken.

Gold: ITA Renzo Morigi
Silver: GER Heinz Hax
Bronze: ITA Domenico Matteucci

Summary

The weather on the day of the pistol match was bright and clear. The event consisted of the shooters firing there sets of 6 shots with the target visible for 8 seconds. Ties were broken by 6-shot strings fired in 6 seconds, and then 4 seconds, 3 seconds, and 2 seconds. Of the 18 shooters competing, 12 scored perfect 18s in the opening round contested over 8-second strings. The 6-second string did little to break the tie, as only Tom Carr (USA) failed to hit all 6 targets and was eliminated. In the 4-second string, six shooters scored prefect 6s and five shooters were eliminated. All three of the Italian shooters advanced to the next stage. Renzo Morigi and Domenico Matteucci were joined by Germany’s Heinrich Hax in hitting all six targets in 3 seconds, and they contested the final competition over 2 seconds. Morigi again recorded a perfect score to win the gold medal, hitting his final target as it was turning away, with Hax taking second with 4 targets, and Matteucci third with 3 targets. Most of the foreign shooters came with German Walther and Spanish Star pistols, but after watching the Americans using .22 Colt Woodsman pistols, they all went and bought that pistol, and it was used by all shooters in the competition.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P
1 Renzo Morigi 37 Italy ITA Gold 42 18 6 6 6 6
2 Heinz Hax 32 Germany GER Silver 40 18 6 6 6 4
3 Domenico Matteucci 37 Italy ITA Bronze 39 18 6 6 6 3
4T Walter Boninsegni 30 Italy ITA 35 18 6 6 5
4T José González 25 Spain ESP 35 18 6 6 5
4T Arturo Villanueva Mexico MEX 35 18 6 6 5
7T José Maria Ferreira Portugal POR 29 18 6 5
7T Arnulfo Hernández Mexico MEX 29 18 6 5
7T Rafael de Sousa Portugal POR 29 18 6 5
7T Luther Roberts 30 United States USA 29 18 6 5
7T Gustavo Salinas Mexico MEX 29 18 6 5
12 Thomas Carr 26 United States USA 23 18 5
13T Manuel Corrales 35 Spain ESP 17 17
13T Luis Calvet 44 Spain ESP 17 17
13T Eugenio do Amaral Brazil BRA 17 17
16 Ernest Tippin 42 United States USA 16 16
17T Bráz Magaldi Brazil BRA 15 15
17T Antônio da Silveira 36 Brazil BRA 15 15