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Shooting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Malmi Shooting Range, Malmi, Helsinki
Date Started: July 25, 1952
Date Finished: July 25, 1952
Format: 50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10 shots. 600 possible.

Gold: USA Joe Benner
Silver: ESP Ángel León
Bronze: HUN Ambrus Balogh

Summary

The world record remained at the 559 shot by Torsten Ullman in winning this event at the 1936 gold medal. Ullman was still competing and was in Helsinki, but finished 6th. Joe Benner, 1950 World Champion in rapid-fire pistol, had finished 4th in this event in London in 1948, losing out of the medals due to a tie-breaker. He made certain no tie-breaker was needed this time, winning fairly comfortably by three points over Ángel Léon (ESP).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1 Joe Benner 34 United States USA Gold 553 88 96 94 88 93 94
2 Ángel León 44 Spain ESP Silver 550 92 93 92 92 89 92
3 Ambrus Balogh 36 Hungary HUN Bronze 549 93 91 93 89 90 93
4 Konstantin Martazov Soviet Union URS 546 91 95 89 93 90 88
5 Lev Vaynshteyn 36 Soviet Union URS 546 92 91 90 91 92 90
6 Torsten Ullman 43 Sweden SWE 543 89 93 89 91 88 93
7 Klaus Lahti 43 Finland FIN 541 85 89 90 90 91 96
8 Beat Rhyner 51 Switzerland SUI 539 93 92 91 87 87 89
9 Francisco Sandoval 28 Guatemala GUA 535 84 94 93 87 89 88
10 Oiva Tylli 38 Finland FIN 535 87 89 91 92 89 87
11 Hugo Lundkvist 39 Sweden SWE 532 89 90 88 87 89 89
12 Ronald Guy 39 Great Britain GBR 531 86 86 92 88 90 89
13 Raúl Ibarra 44 Mexico MEX 530 83 88 89 87 91 92
14 Ferenc Décsey 25 Hungary HUN 530 89 90 88 88 87 88
15 František Maxa 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 530 87 84 89 86 90 94
16 Mario de Armas 36 Cuba CUB 526 90 86 93 85 90 82
17 Gunnar Svendsen 36 Norway NOR 523 90 82 86 84 89 92
18 José Reyes Rodríguez 46 Mexico MEX 523 86 82 89 87 92 87
19 Jorge de Oliveira 36 Brazil BRA 522 77 94 86 81 91 93
20 Luciano Galesi 25 Italy ITA 522 89 85 90 85 86 87
21 Edvard Delorenco 31 Yugoslavia YUG 521 83 90 89 85 89 85
22 Félix Cortes 45 Philippines PHI 521 87 90 84 85 88 87
23 Rudolf Vuk 38 Yugoslavia YUG 521 88 90 87 87 82 87
24 Miroslav Proft 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 519 87 83 86 92 84 87
25 Rolf Klementsen 39 Norway NOR 518 82 83 89 88 85 91
26 Stoyan Popov 34 Bulgaria BUL 517 88 86 87 85 88 83
27 Alberto Guerrero 48 Puerto Rico PUR 517 85 83 87 86 88 88
28 Antoine Shousha 25 Egypt EGY 517 91 81 89 87 89 80
29 Abdel Sattar Tarabulsi Lebanon LIB 517 87 83 86 87 84 90
30 Harry Reeves 41 United States USA 515 89 86 84 80 84 92
31 Carlos Choque 39 Argentina ARG 515 84 84 87 83 90 87
32 Martin Gison 38 Philippines PHI 515 87 85 86 85 88 84
33 Álvaro dos Santos Filho 40 Brazil BRA 513 86 80 84 84 89 90
34 Fritz Krempel 46 Germany GER 512 85 87 83 83 82 92
35 Enrique Ojeda 48 Chile CHI 510 85 86 85 80 86 88
36 Renato Sacchi 23 Italy ITA 509 84 83 83 84 92 83
37 Hector de Lima Polanco 41 Venezuela VEN 506 87 80 84 83 87 85
38 Alexander Specker 34 Switzerland SUI 506 84 93 83 85 76 85
39 Herman Schultz 51 Monaco MON 501 88 88 80 81 84 80
40 André Martin 43 France FRA 500 85 82 82 88 75 88
41 Nikolay Khristozov 37 Bulgaria BUL 500 85 88 81 81 78 87
42 William White 39 Great Britain GBR 498 82 77 85 86 85 83
43 Georgios Stathis Greece GRE 496 75 91 95 80 75 80
44 Ramiro Ortíz 49 Puerto Rico PUR 492 70 86 84 81 83 88
45 Mohamed Ahmed Aly Egypt EGY 491 75 83 79 78 90 86
46 Khalil Hilmi Lebanon LIB 489 82 80 78 84 87 78
47 Roger Tauvel 49 France FRA 489 81 77 84 79 80 88
48 Carlos Marrero 37 Venezuela VEN 483 80 80 82 81 82 78