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Shooting at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Italian Infantry Exercise School, Cesano
Date Started: September 3, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960

Gold: AUT Hubert Hammerer
Silver: SUI Hansrüdi Spillman
Bronze: URS Vasily Borisov

Summary

The long-distance shooting range at the Italian Infantry School was completely exposed to the wind, which caused the competitors great problems with wind doping. On the day of the final round, the wind blew up a fine dust of the grading used in constructing the range. The event had to be delayed slightly and the shooters were given extra time to finish their rounds. The scores were well down as a result, with Austria’s Hubert Hammerer winning the gold medal with 1,129, far below the Olympic record of 1,138 set in 1956. That was set by Vasily Borisov, who competed in Rome and won the bronze medal. Hammerer, a former Waffen-SS member, had qualified for the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, but declined participation because only old Soviet weapons were available in Austria. At Rome, he used a new rifle by Swiss weaponmaker André Danner.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Hubert Hammerer 34 Austria AUT Gold 1,129
2 Hansrüdi Spillman 28 Switzerland SUI Silver 1,127
3 Vasily Borisov 37 Soviet Union URS Bronze 1,127
4 Vilho Ylönen 42 Finland FIN 1,126
5 Moisei Itkis 31 Soviet Union URS 1,124
6 Vladimír Stibořík 33 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,123
7 John Foster 23 United States USA 1,121
8 Sándor Krebs 33 Hungary HUN 1,118
9 Esa Kervinen 30 Finland FIN 1,117
10 Daniel Puckel 27 United States USA 1,114
11 August Hollenstein 40 Switzerland SUI 1,112
12 Hans-Joachim Mars 34 Germany GER 1,105
13 Stefan Masztak 33 Poland POL 1,105
14 Anders Kvissberg 31 Sweden SWE 1,104
15 František Prokop 45 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,101
16 Wilhelm Sachsenmaier 33 Austria AUT 1,098
17 Henryk Górski 22 Poland POL 1,098
18 Miklós Szabó 21 Hungary HUN 1,096
19 Kurt Johansson 46 Sweden SWE 1,095
20 Constantin Antonescu 37 Romania ROU 1,092
21 Uffe Schultz Larsen 39 Denmark DEN 1,088
22 Jorge di Giandoménico 29 Argentina ARG 1,088
23 Josip Ćuk 24 Yugoslavia YUG 1,085
24 Edson Warner 30 Canada CAN 1,078
25 Pedro Armella 30 Argentina ARG 1,078
26 Wu Tao-Yan 25 Chinese Taipei TPE 1,074
27 Vladimir Grozdanović 22 Yugoslavia YUG 1,073
28 Adolfo Feliciano 30 Philippines PHI 1,072
29 Egon Stephansen 25 Denmark DEN 1,071
30 Marin Ferecatu 20 Romania ROU 1,050
31 Don Tolhurst 31 Australia AUS 1,049
32 Evald Gering 42 Canada CAN 1,037
33 Luis Albornoz 47 Peru PER 1,037
34 John Holt 29 Australia AUS 1,030
35 Rubén Váldez 37 Peru PER 1,028
36 Michiel Victor 50 South Africa RSA 1,012
37 Omar Anas Sudan SUD 812
38 Abdul Aziz Wains 28 Pakistan PAK 487
39 Basha Bakri Sudan SUD 421