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Shooting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Trap

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Huopalahti Range of Finnish Hunting Society, Huopalahti, Helsinki
Date Started: July 25, 1952
Date Finished: July 26, 1952
Format: Two courses of 100 targets each.

Gold: CAN George Genereux
Silver: SWE Knut Holmqvist
Bronze: SWE Hans Liljedahl

Summary

The UIT World Championships were shot in Oslo shortly before the Olympics. These were won by Knut Holmqvist in a shoot-off with the young Canadian George Genereaux, who was only 17 years old. In Helsinki, Hans Liljedahl (SWE) and Hans Aasnæs (NOR) led with 96, with Holmqvist and Genereaux tied for second with 95 birds. On the second day, Genereaux posted the high score with 97, to defeat Holmqvist by one shot. Holmqvist needed a perfect final round of 25, but missed his 24th bird to finish second. Genereaux’s win was a major surprise, especially since he was using an outdated single-barrel rifle.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P
1 George Genereux 17 Canada CAN Gold 192 95 97 OR
2 Knut Holmqvist 33 Sweden SWE Silver 191 95 96
3 Hans Liljedahl 39 Sweden SWE Bronze 190 96 94
4 František Čapek 37 Czechoslovakia TCH 188 95 93
5 Konni Huber 59 Finland FIN 188 93 95
6 Ioannis Koutsis Greece GRE 187 90 97
7 Galliano Rossini 25 Italy ITA 187 94 93
8 Italo Bellini 36 Italy ITA 186 89 97
9 Józef Kiszkurno 57 Poland POL 185 92 93
10 Ivan Isayev Soviet Union URS 185 91 94
11 Hans Aasnæs 49 Norway NOR 185 96 89
12 Seifollah Ghaleb 36 Egypt EGY 184 91 93
13 Roy Cole 40 Canada CAN 184 94 90
14 Enoch Jenkins 59 Great Britain GBR 183 89 94
15 Yury Nikandrov 28 Soviet Union URS 183 92 91
16 Ivan Ivanov 30 Bulgaria BUL 182 92 90
17 Youssef Fares Egypt EGY 181 87 94
18 André Taupin 42 France FRA 181 88 93
19 Igor Treybal 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 181 87 94
20 Olgierd Darżynkiewicz 29 Poland POL 181 88 93
21 Albert Fichefet 29 Belgium BEL 178 90 88
22 Laszlo Szapáry 42 Austria AUT 178 87 91
23 Kurt Schöbel 55 Germany GER 175 86 89
24 Panagiotis Linardakis Greece GRE 175 84 91
25 Juan de Giacomo Argentina ARG 175 87 88
26 Claude Lagarde 57 France FRA 173 88 85
27 Rafael de Juan 27 Spain ESP 173 82 91
28 Gaston Van Roy 36 Belgium BEL 169 78 91
29 Sven-Erik Rosenlew 49 Finland FIN 168 83 85
30 Khristo Shopov 40 Bulgaria BUL 168 82 86
31 Allan Christensen 28 Denmark DEN 165 81 84
32 Georges Robini 38 Monaco MON 165 80 85
33 Antonio Vega 19 Spain ESP 164 80 84
34 Louis Cavalli 45 Switzerland SUI 159 83 76
35 Charles Lucas 65 Great Britain GBR 159 79 80
36 Pierre-André Flückiger 33 Switzerland SUI 159 83 76
37 Svein Helling 41 Norway NOR 148 92 56
38 Marcel Rué 25 Monaco MON 146 76 70
39 José Ángel Galiñanes 48 Puerto Rico PUR 117 53 64
40 Fulvio Rocchi 42 Argentina ARG 109 75 34