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Shooting at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Vicente Suárez Shooting Range, Military Camp Nr. 1, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 18, 1968
Date Finished: October 18, 1968
Format: 50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10. 600 possible.

Gold: URS Grigory Kosykh
Silver: FRG Heinz Mertel
Bronze: GDR Harald Vollmar

Summary

Over 2/3rds of the shooters used the famous Swiss Hammerli pistol, with 16% shooting a Russian pistol, and 6% an Austrian gun. The Americans used a pistol designed by the 1964 silver medalist, Franklin Green, who used it but did not qualify for the US Olympic team in 1968. Soviet Grigory Kosykh started off poorly with only a 90 on his first string, but recovered for a 562 Olympic record total, tying Heinz Mertel of West Germany. In the shoot-off, Kosykh was clean with 30, while Mertel shot only a 26 for the silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1 Grigory Kosykh 34 Soviet Union URS Gold 562 90 96 95 96 93 92 OR
2 Heinz Mertel 32 West Germany FRG Silver 562 95 94 92 93 95 93 OR
3 Harald Vollmar 21 East Germany GDR Bronze 560 95 93 95 92 94 91
4 Arnold Vitarbo 32 United States USA 559 91 93 94 92 96 93
5 Paweł Małek 35 Poland POL 556 90 92 91 94 95 94
6 Helmut Artelt 27 East Germany GDR 555 94 89 95 92 94 91
7 Nelson Oñate 25 Cuba CUB 555 90 90 92 91 98 94
8 Neagu Bratu 33 Romania ROU 554 91 93 94 92 92 92
9 Matti Patteri 26 Finland FIN 554 92 94 91 94 88 95
10 Vladimir Stolypin 31 Soviet Union URS 552 90 90 92 93 93 94
11 Lucian Giuşcă 25 Romania ROU 552 94 92 93 93 90 90
12 Ernst Stoll 41 Switzerland SUI 550 90 97 90 90 91 92
13 John Rødseth 21 Norway NOR 550 89 92 92 91 95 91
14 Hynek Hromada 33 Czechoslovakia TCH 550 92 92 87 92 94 93
15 William Hare 33 Canada CAN 549 90 92 96 94 89 88
16 Don Hamilton 39 United States USA 549 89 94 90 92 91 93
17 Yoshihisa Yoshikawa 32 Japan JPN 548 87 93 92 91 91 94
18 Hubert Garschall 28 Austria AUT 547 93 92 89 90 94 89
19 Tüdeviin Myagmarjav 23 Mongolia MGL 547 86 93 91 89 94 94
20 Jørgen Gabrielsen 33 Denmark DEN 547 95 94 94 90 86 88
21 Leif Larsson 40 Sweden SWE 546 98 86 90 91 94 87
22 Seppo Saarenpää 31 Finland FIN 546 91 91 90 93 89 92
23 Albert Späni 40 Switzerland SUI 546 86 95 92 91 91 91
24 Dencho Denev 32 Bulgaria BUL 545 91 90 91 89 93 91
25 László Mucza 24 Hungary HUN 545 91 90 87 94 93 90
26 Börje Nilsson 33 Sweden SWE 544 92 89 90 88 93 92
27 Jaroslav Veselý 31 Czechoslovakia TCH 544 89 89 90 93 94 89
28 Rajmund Stachurski 33 Poland POL 544 89 91 92 87 92 93
29 Charles Sexton 62 Great Britain GBR 543 87 96 91 90 89 90
30 Nico Klein 38 Luxembourg LUX 543 87 94 92 91 92 87
31 Jules Sobrian 33 Canada CAN 543 88 90 89 92 89 95
32 Louis Vignaud 39 France FRA 543 94 88 89 90 94 88
33 José Amedo 50 Spain ESP 542 87 92 93 89 89 92
34 An Jae-Song 34 South Korea KOR 541 89 86 92 89 94 91
35 Barry Downs 38 Australia AUS 541 93 88 87 95 88 90
36 Leopoldo Martínez 25 Mexico MEX 540 91 93 91 86 92 87
37 Edgar Espinoza 40 Venezuela VEN 540 87 89 92 89 93 90
38 Bertram Manhin 34 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 539 93 93 88 91 87 87
39 Gerardo Castañeda 42 Guatemala GUA 537 92 91 91 89 90 84
40 Niels Dahl 31 Denmark DEN 536 94 85 86 87 93 91
41 Juan García 34 Spain ESP 534 90 91 90 87 90 86
42 Antonio Vita 46 Peru PER 533 88 87 88 87 93 90
43 Ho Minh Thu 39 South Vietnam VNM 533 88 90 91 84 89 91
44 Sutham Aswanit 36 Thailand THA 533 90 91 88 86 90 88
45 Kim Yong-Bae South Korea KOR 532 89 86 91 85 90 91
46 Arturo Costa 22 Cuba CUB 530 80 89 87 92 93 89
47 Michael Marton 31 Israel ISR 530 90 83 90 89 90 88
48 Enrique Barragán 34 Uruguay URU 529 90 87 93 86 88 85
49 Javier Peregrina 36 Mexico MEX 528 86 84 92 87 87 92
50 Shigeto Kusunoki 33 Japan JPN 528 84 88 90 85 91 90
51 Paul Musso 36 France FRA 527 84 92 87 83 91 90
52 Türker Özenbaş Turkey TUR 526 92 89 87 84 89 85
53 Chen Jeng-Gang 43 Chinese Taipei TPE 525 86 91 87 89 87 85
54 Walter Vera 40 Uruguay URU 524 88 81 93 89 85 88
55 Durval Guimarães 33 Brazil BRA 524 86 86 81 91 87 93
56 Cheng Chi-Sen 42 Chinese Taipei TPE 521 84 86 86 88 87 90
57 Dương Văn Dan 30 South Vietnam VNM 519 80 94 85 88 87 85
58 Tito Castillo 54 El Salvador ESA 519 86 91 85 80 86 91
59 Francisco Sandoval 44 Guatemala GUA 519 86 91 84 84 90 84
60 Antonio Mendoza 29 Philippines PHI 514 86 89 81 86 89 83
61 José Agdamag 47 Philippines PHI 514 88 81 83 87 90 85
62 Marcus Loader 24 Great Britain GBR 512 86 84 90 80 87 85
63 José González 43 Puerto Rico PUR 511 88 84 85 83 86 85
64 Amorn Yuktanandana 40 Thailand THA 511 89 85 86 83 85 83
65 Kurt Meyer 35 West Germany FRG 506 91 95 93 93 90 44
66 Loh Kok Heng 29 Singapore SIN 499 84 79 82 83 84 87
67 Antonio Mora 49 Costa Rica CRC 499 87 85 86 78 83 80
68 Rodrigo Ruiz 39 Costa Rica CRC 485 87 76 77 86 86 73
69 Miguel Barasorda 59 Puerto Rico PUR 481 70 82 77 87 82 83