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Shooting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Trap

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Australian Air Force Station, Laverton, Victoria
Date Started: November 29, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956
Format: 200 targets in three courses of 75, 75, and 50.

Gold: ITA Galliano Rossini
Silver: POL Adam Smelczyński
Bronze: ITA Alessandro Ciceri

Summary

This was the only 1956 shooting event in which the USSR shooters did not win a medal. But they came very close. The gold medal was won by Italy’s Galliano Rossini, who was unchallenged with 195 birds, winning by five. Rossini was a distant descendent of the composer, Giacomo Puccini. Third-place was originally a tie between three shooters – Italy’s Alessandro Ciceri , and Nikolay Mogilevsky and Yury Nikandrov of the Soviet Union. But Ciceri shut-out the Soviets from the medals, winning the shoot-off with 24, to 23 for Mogilevsky and 22 for Nikandrov.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO
1 Galliano Rossini 29 Italy ITA Gold 195 OR
2 Adam Smelczyński 26 Poland POL Silver 190
3 Alessandro Ciceri 24 Italy ITA Bronze 188 24
4 Nikolay Mogilevsky Soviet Union URS 188 23
5 Yury Nikandrov 33 Soviet Union URS 188 22
6 František Čapek 42 Czechoslovakia TCH 187
7 Knut Holmqvist 38 Sweden SWE 178
8 Hans Liljedahl 43 Sweden SWE 177
9 John Bryant 25 Australia AUS 176
10 Robert Pignard France FRA 176
11 Hans Aasnæs 53 Norway NOR 176
12 Ioannis Koutsis Greece GRE 175
13 Franco Mignini Venezuela VEN 172
14 Michel Prévost 31 France FRA 171
15 Zygmunt Kiszkurno 35 Poland POL 170
16 Juan Gindre 36 Argentina ARG 170
17 Earl Caldwell 44 Canada CAN 169
18 Joe Wheater 38 Great Britain GBR 168
19 Raúl Olivo Venezuela VEN 165
20 Clement Mudford 41 Australia AUS 164
21 Ernest Fear 53 Great Britain GBR 162
22 William Peters Colombia COL 155
23 Tokusaburo Iwata 55 Japan JPN 155
24 Enrique Beech 36 Philippines PHI 152
25 Igor Treybal 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 148
26 Federico Valle Puerto Rico PUR 147
27 León Bozzi 28 Argentina ARG 146
28 Moe Fu Kiat Malaya MAL 145
29 Liew Foh Sin Malaya MAL 140
30 Ujitoshi Konomi 43 Japan JPN 140
31 Fernando Jiménez Puerto Rico PUR 126
32 Frank Opsal 28 Canada CAN 118