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Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Merrett Rifle Range, Williamstown, Victoria
Date Started: December 4, 1956
Date Finished: December 5, 1956
Format: 50 metres. 60 shots in two courses of 30. 600 possible. Placement determined by hits on target with tie-breaking by points.

Gold: ROU Ştefan Petrescu
Silver: URS Yevgeny Cherkasov
Bronze: ROU Gheorghe Lichiardopol

Summary

The defending champion, Károly Takács (HUN), but would finish only eighth. The event was won by Ştefan Petrescu of Romania, with Yevgeny Cherkasov (URS) placing second. The bronze medal went to Romania’s Gheorghe Lichiardopol, who had also finished third in rapid-fire in 1952. The range for this event was not fully installed until a day before the event, which prevented the shooters from getting in much practice. Finland’s Pentti Linnosvuo, who lost the shoot-off for bronze, was not prepared for the tie-break, and was only found in a barbershop.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS R1TH R2TH R1P R2P
1 Ştefan Petrescu 25 Romania ROU Gold 60 587 30 30 294 293 OR
2 Yevgeny Cherkasov 26 Soviet Union URS Silver 60 585 30 30 292 293
3 Gheorghe Lichiardopol 43 Romania ROU Bronze 60 581 30 30 294 287
4 Pentti Linnosvuo 23 Finland FIN 60 581 30 30 290 291
5 Oscar Cervo 36 Argentina ARG 60 580 30 30 289 291
6 Szilárd Kun 21 Hungary HUN 60 578 30 30 288 290
7 Kalle Sievänen 45 Finland FIN 60 576 30 30 286 290
8 Károly Takács 46 Hungary HUN 60 575 30 30 285 290
9 John Beaumont 32 United States USA 60 572 30 30 284 288
10 Carlos Monteverde 37 Venezuela VEN 60 572 30 30 290 282
11 Alfonso Castañeda Mexico MEX 60 571 30 30 285 286
12 Michelangelo Borriello 47 Italy ITA 60 567 30 30 284 283
13 John Forman 31 United States USA 60 566 30 30 280 286
14 Miguel Emmanuelli Puerto Rico PUR 60 563 30 30 280 283
15 Choji Hosaka 35 Japan JPN 60 563 30 30 281 282
16 Pedro Simão 41 Brazil BRA 60 561 30 30 280 281
17 Guillermo Cornejo 37 Peru PER 60 560 30 30 278 282
18 Adhaury Rocha 36 Brazil BRA 60 556 30 30 283 273
19 Rodolfo Flores Mexico MEX 60 556 30 30 272 284
20 Carlos Crassus 36 Venezuela VEN 60 555 30 30 275 280
21 Vangelis Khrysafis Greece GRE 60 553 30 30 275 278
22 Martin Gison 42 Philippines PHI 60 551 30 30 268 283
23 Henry Steele 45 Great Britain GBR 60 551 30 30 276 275
24 Vasily Sorokin Soviet Union URS 59 567 29 30 276 291
25 James Zavitz 34 Canada CAN 59 547 30 29 274 273
26 Armando López-Torres 28 Peru PER 59 540 29 30 263 277
27 Charles des Jammonières 54 France FRA 59 529 30 29 267 262
28 Johnnie Maitland 41 Australia AUS 59 526 29 30 256 270
29 Eliazar Guzmán Chile CHI 59 525 30 29 268 257
30 Lukman Saketi Indonesia INA 59 522 29 30 255 267
31 Yoshihide Ueda 29 Japan JPN 59 521 30 29 262 259
32 Enrique Hannaberg Colombia COL 58 533 30 28 274 259
33 Ignacio Cruzat Chile CHI 58 528 28 30 249 279
34 Frederick Cooper 46 Great Britain GBR 55 486 29 26 261 225
35 Peter Papps 16 Australia AUS 55 469 29 26 256 213