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Shooting at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 3, 1948
Format: 50 metres prone. 60 shots in six rounds of 10-shots each. 600 possible.

Gold: USA Art Cook
Silver: USA Walter Tomsen
Bronze: SWE Jonas Jonsson

Summary

The English Match consisted of 60 shots taken from the prone position, using .22 calibre rifles, shot from 50 metres at a target with 10 scoring zones. The target had an inner bullseye, called the X-ring, that was used to break ties. The competition came down to two Americans, Art Cook and Walter Tomsen. Cook used a Remington 37 with an electric barrel-bedding device, while Tomsen shot using a Winchester Model 52 with a special barrel. Both scored 599, with Cook firing 100 possibles on the first five series. The tie was broken by hits in the X-ring, and Cook won the gold medal on that tie-breaker, 43 X-hits to 42. Art Cook was the youngest member of the American team at only 20 years old. The Americans had the best equipment, especially their sights. It was considered on the edge of breaking the rules, and Cook received three warnings during competition.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1 Art Cook 20 United States USA Gold 599 100 100 100 100 100 99 WR
2 Walter Tomsen 36 United States USA Silver 599 100 100 99 100 100 100 WR
3 Jonas Jonsson 44 Sweden SWE Bronze 597 99 100 99 100 99 100
4 Halvor Kongsjorden 36 Norway NOR 597 100 98 100 100 100 99
5 Thore Skredegaard 38 Norway NOR 597 99 98 100 100 100 100
6 Guillermo Baldwin Peru PER 596 99 100 98 100 99 100
7 Albert Ravila 50 Finland FIN 596 99 98 100 100 99 100
8 Willy Røgeberg 42 Norway NOR 596 99 100 100 99 98 100
9 Harry Cail 34 United States USA 596 99 100 100 99 99 99
10 Uno Berg 39 Sweden SWE 595 98 100 100 100 98 99
11 Gustaf Nielsen 38 Denmark DEN 595 100 99 100 100 97 99
12 Otto Horber 36 Switzerland SUI 595 100 100 100 98 99 98
13 Antônio Guimarães 48 Brazil BRA 594 100 98 98 99 99 100
14 Veijo Kaakinen 40 Finland FIN 594 98 99 100 99 100 98
15 John Chandler 24 Great Britain GBR 593 98 100 99 99 98 99
16 Onni Hynninen 37 Finland FIN 593 98 99 100 99 99 98
17 César Jayme 30 Philippines PHI 593 99 98 100 99 99 98
18 George Jones Great Britain GBR 592 97 100 98 100 100 97
19 Erland Koch 35 Sweden SWE 592 100 98 100 98 97 99
20 R. Gauthier-Lafond France FRA 592 99 99 98 99 98 99
21 Victor Gilbert 43 Great Britain GBR 591 100 99 99 98 97 98
22 Albert von Einsiedel Philippines PHI 591 98 97 97 100 100 99
23 Jacques Lafortune 52 Belgium BEL 591 97 99 99 100 98 98
24 Lucien Genot 47 France FRA 591 99 99 97 98 99 99
25 George Johnson 33 Puerto Rico PUR 590 100 99 96 98 98 99
26 Oscar Lozano 19 Mexico MEX 590 98 100 98 96 98 100
27 M. Bouchez France FRA 589 97 96 100 100 98 98
28 Manoel Braga 46 Brazil BRA 589 98 99 99 99 99 95
29 Jan Hendrik Brussaard 48 Netherlands NED 588 99 98 96 98 98 99
30 Gustavo Huet 35 Mexico MEX 588 97 98 98 99 98 98
31 Orlando Santamaría 28 Cuba CUB 588 99 98 96 100 97 98
32 Erik Sætter-Lassen 56 Denmark DEN 588 97 98 98 98 100 97
33 Jacques Delval 40 Belgium BEL 587 96 99 95 98 99 100
34 Emil Grünig 33 Switzerland SUI 587 98 99 99 96 98 97
35 Alfredo Larrabure Peru PER 586 97 97 96 98 98 100
36 Michel Ravarino 42 Monaco MON 586 97 96 100 97 97 99
37 Wilfredo Coto 30 Cuba CUB 586 95 98 95 99 100 99
38 Ilias Valatas Greece GRE 586 96 98 98 97 99 98
39 Marcel Lafortune 47 Belgium BEL 586 95 99 97 99 99 97
40 Georgios Vikhos Greece GRE 586 97 99 98 98 99 95
41 Luis Mantilla 37 Peru PER 586 97 96 98 98 100 97
42 Børge Christensen 36 Denmark DEN 585 96 98 99 96 100 96
43 Martin Gison 34 Philippines PHI 585 99 97 96 96 99 98
44 Julio Nolasco Argentina ARG 585 100 96 97 96 97 99
45 João de Faria 35 Brazil BRA 584 100 97 97 98 97 95
46 Claude Platt Australia AUS 584 94 99 99 97 97 98
47 Neville Holt 36 Australia AUS 584 98 97 95 97 98 99
48 Antonio Ando Argentina ARG 584 94 96 99 99 99 97
49 David Schiaffino 35 Argentina ARG 583 96 98 98 100 96 95
50 Andreas Krapf 35 Austria AUT 581 98 95 96 97 98 97
51 Geurt Schoonman 51 Netherlands NED 580 98 92 96 100 97 97
52 Pierre Marsan 31 Monaco MON 580 97 96 96 93 99 99
53 José de la Torre 35 Mexico MEX 580 98 95 97 96 96 98
54 Rinaldo Capuzzi Italy ITA 579 96 97 95 96 97 98
55 Leo Dove 44 Australia AUS 578 98 99 94 95 95 97
56 Mario Ciocco Switzerland SUI 576 96 96 94 95 98 97
57 Abílio Brandão Portugal POR 576 94 99 92 96 97 98
58 Richard Bohslavsky 44 Austria AUT 575 95 96 96 94 96 98
59 Luigi Adami 47 Italy ITA 573 94 96 94 94 98 97
60 Ernst Wöll 41 Austria AUT 573 95 99 100 97 86 96
61 Christiaan Both 52 Netherlands NED 572 95 96 95 95 96 95
62 Cristóbal Tauler 53 Spain ESP 572 95 95 94 93 97 98
63 Carlos Queiroz 46 Portugal POR 572 93 96 97 93 96 97
64 José Manuel Andoin 34 Spain ESP 571 98 95 96 92 95 95
65 Athanasios Aravositas Greece GRE 570 91 96 97 95 94 97
66 José da Silva Portugal POR 570 98 92 96 96 93 95
67 Mahmoud Sakhaie Iran IRI 552 91 94 91 90 96 90
68 Roger Abel 48 Monaco MON 551 91 93 96 87 96 88
69 Farhang Khosro Panah Iran IRI 545 88 90 88 94 92 93
70 Salem Salam Lebanon LIB 544 94 93 89 87 87 94
71 Molla Zal Iran IRI 511 85 87 83 89 85 82