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Shooting at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 6, 1948
Format: 300 metres. 120 shots in series of 10. 40 prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 1,200 possible.

Gold: SUI Emil Grünig
Silver: FIN Pauli Janhonen
Bronze: NOR Willy Røgeberg

Summary

This was the final event of the 1948 shooting competition, contested over two days on 5-6 August. Each shooter took 120 shots, 40 prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing, with any rifle of not more than 9 calibre allowed. The shooting was done at 300 metres, at a one metre target with a black bullseye of 60 cm., the entire target divided into 10 scoring rings. Most of the European shooters used a short-action bolt rifle, and 6.5 or 7.5 mm. cartridges. The event was won comfortably by Switzerland’s Emil Grunig, with a score of 1,120 from 1,200 possible. He was consistent throughout, with the highest score prone, the second highest score kneeling, and the third highest score shot standing.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS PP KP SP H C
1 Emil Grünig 33 Switzerland SUI Gold 1,120 390 375 355 OR
2 Pauli Janhonen 33 Finland FIN Silver 1,114 387 376 351
3 Willy Røgeberg 42 Norway NOR Bronze 1,112 382 373 357
4 Kurt Johansson 34 Sweden SWE 1,104 383 374 347
5 Kullervo Leskinen 39 Finland FIN 1,103 389 368 346
6 Olavi Elo 35 Finland FIN 1,095 379 359 357
7 Halvor Kongsjorden 36 Norway NOR 1,093 384 373 336
8 Holger Erbén 32 Sweden SWE 1,091 380 367 344
9 Otto Horber 36 Switzerland SUI 1,080 381 366 333
10 Emmett Swanson 42 United States USA 1,079 380 355 344
11 Mario Ciocco Switzerland SUI 1,078 384 364 330
12 Pablo Cagnasso 40 Argentina ARG 1,075 370 358 347
13 Ricardo Grimau Argentina ARG 1,074 378 352 344
14 Abel Ortíz Argentina ARG 1,072 379 357 336
15 Odd Sannes 25 Norway NOR 1,070 377 371 322
16 Art Jackson 30 United States USA 1,067 369 356 342 120
17 Walther Fröstell 35 Sweden SWE 1,067 376 366 325 119
18 Frank Parsons, Jr. 42 United States USA 1,057 376 348 333 120 13
19 Gustaf Nielsen 38 Denmark DEN 1,057 379 353 325 120 12
20 Guillermo Baldwin Peru PER 1,052 380 351 321
21 Uffe Schultz Larsen 27 Denmark DEN 1,047 378 342 327
22 José Nozari Mexico MEX 1,013 372 337 304
23 Jean Fournier 34 France FRA 1,001 347 346 308
24 Édouard Rouland 45 France FRA 991 348 320 323
25 Bob Maslen-Jones Great Britain GBR 981 362 323 296
26 John Knott Great Britain GBR 966 372 322 272
27 S. Lesceux France FRA 952 349 331 272
28 Jocelyn Barlow 46 Great Britain GBR 949 367 308 274
29 José Reyes Rodríguez 42 Mexico MEX 944 324 312 308
30 Reginald Parker Australia AUS 926 359 281 286
31 Gilberto Martínez 51 Mexico MEX 915 329 298 288
32 Mill Menghini Australia AUS 856 362 292 202
33 John Wise Australia AUS 852 358 301 193
34 Molla Zal Iran IRI 660 284 234 142
35 Mahmoud Sakhaie Iran IRI 587 232 217 138
36 Farhang Khosro Panah Iran IRI 472 180 186 106