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Shooting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Running Target, Single And Double Shot

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Malmi Shooting Range, Malmi, Helsinki
Date Started: July 28, 1952
Date Finished: July 29, 1952
Format: 50 single shots, 25 double shots; a total of 100 shots - 50 single, 50 double. 250 possible at each type, 500 possible overall.

Gold: NOR John H. Larsen, Sr.
Silver: SWE Olof Sköldberg
Bronze: FIN Tauno Mäki

Summary

The running target event was shot from 100 metres, with 50 single shots and 25 double shots, with a 500 possible. The world record for the event was obliterated by Norway’s John Larsen, who scored 413, breaking his own world record of 398. The first four finishers all broke the world record.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P
1 John H. Larsen, Sr. 38 Norway NOR Gold 413 198 215 WR
2 Olof Sköldberg 42 Sweden SWE Silver 409 200 209
3 Tauno Mäki 39 Finland FIN Bronze 407 200 207
4 Rolf Bergersen 45 Norway NOR 399 196 203
5 Thorleif Kockgård 53 Sweden SWE 397 185 212
6 Yrjö Miettinen 39 Finland FIN 392 203 189
7 Pyotr Nikolayev 28 Soviet Union URS 385 185 200
8 Vladimir Sevryugin 28 Soviet Union URS 383 194 189
9 Jean-Albin Régis 40 France FRA 352 158 194
10 Albert Planchon 47 France FRA 350 164 186
11 Cyril Mackworth-Praed 60 Great Britain GBR 321 153 168
12 Ingram Capper 44 Great Britain GBR 319 145 174
13 Luigi Ruspoli 44 Italy ITA 154 154 DNF
14 Ladislao Odescalchi 32 Italy ITA 152 152 DNF