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Shooting at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Date Started: August 2, 1948
Date Finished: August 2, 1948
Format: 50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10. 600 possible.

Gold: PER Edwin Vásquez
Silver: SUI Rudolf Schnyder
Bronze: SWE Torsten Ullman

Summary

This event was shot in six series of 10 shots, shooting from 50 metres at a target with a diameter of 50 cm., which was divided into 10 scoring rings. There was a center section of the target called the aiming mark, which was 20 cm. in diameter, and hits on the aiming mark was the first tie-breaker. Edwin Vázquez won the event to win Peru’s first gold medal ever, scoring 545. Of his six series, his lowest score was 89, easily the most consistent shooter. There was a three-way tie for second place at 539, between Rudolf Schnyder of Switzerland, Torsten Ullman of Sweden, and Joe Benner of the United States. Both Schnyder and Ullman had all shots in the aiming mark, while Benner had only 58 and was placed 4th. The second tie-breaker was greatest number of number of 10s, and Schnyder won the silver medal on this, scoring 21 10s against Ullman’s 16. This was Ullman’s third shooting medal, as he had placed 1st and 3rd in the pistol events in 1936. Schnyder was the son of a former UIT World Champion in free pistol.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1 Edwin Vásquez 25 Peru PER Gold 545 93 89 89 91 90 93
2 Rudolf Schnyder 28 Switzerland SUI Silver 539 88 94 89 86 93 89
3 Torsten Ullman 39 Sweden SWE Bronze 539 90 87 92 87 90 93
4 Joe Benner 30 United States USA 539 88 84 90 93 94 90
5 Beat Rhyner 47 Switzerland SUI 536 90 91 96 85 91 83
6 Ángel León 40 Spain ESP 534 85 93 87 92 87 90
7 Ambrus Balogh 32 Hungary HUN 532 86 87 93 86 88 92
8 Marcel Lafortune 47 Belgium BEL 530 86 89 91 92 86 86
9 Federico Grüben Argentina ARG 527 86 89 89 87 83 93
10 Eino Saarnikko 40 Finland FIN 527 86 91 84 92 86 88
11 Sture Nordlund 28 Sweden SWE 527 87 84 85 91 93 87
12 Walter Walsh 41 United States USA 525 89 88 90 87 84 87
13 Lajos Börzsönyi Hungary HUN 525 89 85 87 90 89 85
14 Sándor Tölgyesi 41 Hungary HUN 525 90 87 87 94 82 85
15 Heinz Ambühl Switzerland SUI 524 86 93 87 84 88 86
16 Oscar Bidegain 42 Argentina ARG 523 81 84 91 86 92 89
17 Quentin Brooks 27 United States USA 523 83 86 86 89 90 89
18 Ignacio Cruzat Chile CHI 522 86 87 86 90 87 86
19 Klaus Lahti 39 Finland FIN 522 81 91 82 92 91 85
20 Väinö Skarp 39 Finland FIN 520 86 86 89 86 93 80
21 Guy Granet 60 Great Britain GBR 519 87 88 87 84 87 86
22 Lars Berg 32 Sweden SWE 517 89 91 86 82 82 87
23 John Gallie Great Britain GBR 517 86 89 89 83 90 80
24 Jacques Mazoyer 38 France FRA 516 86 88 86 84 84 88
25 Martin Gison 34 Philippines PHI 514 87 91 87 80 87 82
26 Albert von Einsiedel Philippines PHI 512 79 89 85 85 84 90
27 Wenceslao Salgado 48 Peru PER 512 78 91 85 90 84 84
28 Silvino Ferreira 33 Brazil BRA 511 83 81 85 86 90 86
29 Marcel Bonin 43 France FRA 511 84 86 87 86 84 84
30 Gunnar Svendsen 32 Norway NOR 510 83 84 87 80 88 88
31 Álvaro dos Santos Filho 36 Brazil BRA 509 81 90 82 80 86 90
32 Vangelis Khrysafis Greece GRE 509 83 86 83 79 88 90
33 Nikolaos Tzovlas Greece GRE 508 83 88 82 85 82 88
34 Carlos Ijoque Peru PER 507 81 85 80 85 87 89
35 Juan Rostagno 49 Argentina ARG 507 86 82 89 84 80 86
36 Stefano Margotti 48 Italy ITA 503 83 85 89 70 87 89
37 L. Ruíz Chile CHI 502 84 84 82 88 81 83
38 Luis Palomo 42 Spain ESP 501 86 76 83 84 87 85
39 Miguel Barasorda 38 Puerto Rico PUR 501 83 81 73 89 88 87
40 Roberto Müller 45 Chile CHI 497 81 81 83 85 85 82
41 Herman Schultz 47 Monaco MON 495 84 78 80 83 81 89
42 Moysés Cardoso 47 Portugal POR 485 78 86 86 76 76 83
43 Peter Marchant 27 Great Britain GBR 484 76 82 85 81 80 80
44 Georgios Stathis Greece GRE 484 85 75 80 89 75 80
45 Mauritz Amundsen 44 Norway NOR 483 84 79 83 78 83 76
46 Carlos Queiroz 46 Portugal POR 482 80 75 84 82 77 84
47 Godofredo Basso 46 Cuba CUB 477 82 77 82 82 82 72
48 R. Stéphan France FRA 477 72 70 85 79 87 84
49 Enrique Tejeda 43 Cuba CUB 470 71 88 77 77 76 81
50 Khalil Hilmi Lebanon LIB 331 56 56 61 58 47 53