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Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Running Target, Single And Double Shot

Shooting at the 1956 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Merrett Rifle Range, Williamstown, Victoria
Date Started: December 3, 1956
Date Finished: December 4, 1956
Format: 50 single shots and 25 double shots. 250 possible in each course, for 500 total possible.

Gold: URS Vitaliy Romanenko
Silver: SWE Olof Sköldberg
Bronze: URS Vladimir Sevryugin

Summary

There were only 11 competitors in this event, from six nations. The course was the same as in 1952, with the shooters firing 100 shots – 50 singles and 50 doubles – from 100 metres. The deer target moved across a firing line of 23 metres in four seconds. The event was won by [Vitaly Romanenko] of the USSR, who obliterated the Olympic record of 413, with 441. This was the last occurrence of this event, although a running target event returned at the 1972 Olympics. The event was in danger of not being held in 1952, as the Olympic rules required at least six participating nations. [Olof Sköldberg] (SWE) set a World Record for the single shot (223) on day one, but faltered on day two, although still winning the silver medal.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P
1 Vitaliy Romanenko 30 Soviet Union URS Gold 441 220 221 OR
2 Olof Sköldberg 46 Sweden SWE Silver 432 223 209
3 Vladimir Sevryugin 32 Soviet Union URS Bronze 429 213 216
4 Miklós Kovács 22 Hungary HUN 417 204 213
5 Miklós Kocsis 24 Hungary HUN 416 215 201
6 Rolf Bergersen 50 Norway NOR 409 203 206
7 Benkt Austrin 47 Sweden SWE 405 208 197
8 John H. Larsen, Sr. 43 Norway NOR 390 199 191
9 Germán Briceño Venezuela VEN 375 180 195
10 Colin Anderson Australia AUS 357 184 173
11 Noel Hall 42 Australia AUS 339 167 172