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Shooting at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 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 23, 1968
Date Finished: October 23, 1968
Format: 300 metres. 120 shots, 40 shots prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 400 possible at each distance, 1,200 posible overall.

Gold: USA Gary Anderson
Silver: URS Valentin Kornev
Bronze: SUI Kurt Müller

Summary

The defending champion, Gary Anderson (USA), was the world record holder in the free rifle and the small-bore rifle three position events. He was favored, having won four World Championships in 1962 and three in 1966. In Ciudad de México he won quite comfortably (by six points), breaking his own world record in the process. Anderson won the 1969 small-bore three position World Championship with a world record 1,182 and then retired from shooting sport. Originally a minister, he later became Executive Director of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the United States and a state legislator in his native Nebraska.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS PP KP SP
1 Gary Anderson 29 United States USA Gold 1,157 394 389 374 WR
2 Valentin Kornev 26 Soviet Union URS Silver 1,151 398 384 369
3 Kurt Müller 34 Switzerland SUI Bronze 1,148 395 379 374
4 Shota Kveliashvili 30 Soviet Union URS 1,142 394 383 365
5 Erwin Vogt 37 Switzerland SUI 1,140 398 384 358
6 Hartmut Sommer 34 East Germany GDR 1,140 389 384 367
7 John Foster 32 United States USA 1,140 386 386 368
8 Petre Şandor 31 Romania ROU 1,138 394 376 368
9 Elling Øvergård 21 Norway NOR 1,135 397 382 356
10 Lajos Papp 24 Hungary HUN 1,135 391 385 359
11 Juhani Laakso 26 Finland FIN 1,135 382 386 367
12 Jan Kůrka 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,133 391 380 362
13 Sven Johansson 23 Sweden SWE 1,129 393 386 350
14 Bjørn Bakken 27 Norway NOR 1,129 392 380 357
15 Ryszard Fandier 27 Poland POL 1,127 389 381 357
16 Ferenc Petrovácz 24 Hungary HUN 1,126 390 379 357
17 Kurt Johansson 54 Sweden SWE 1,125 395 385 345
18 Ondrej Šima 32 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,121 391 378 352
19 Osmo Ala-Honkola 29 Finland FIN 1,120 391 384 345
20 Eugeniusz Pędzisz 22 Poland POL 1,117 385 376 356
21 Olegario Vázquez 33 Mexico MEX 1,110 389 365 356
22 Adolfo Feliciano 38 Philippines PHI 1,108 378 371 359
23 Uto Wunderlich 22 East Germany GDR 1,107 377 374 356
24 Ştefan Kaban 23 Romania ROU 1,102 392 367 343
25 José González 20 Mexico MEX 1,092 370 366 356
26 Wu Tao-Yan 33 Chinese Taipei TPE 1,085 378 369 338
27 Yondonjamtsyn Batsükh 23 Mongolia MGL 1,082 390 364 328
28 Bernardo San Juan 44 Philippines PHI 1,060 379 349 332
29 José Marroquín 25 Guatemala GUA 1,027 380 333 314
30 Félipe Ortíz 36 Guatemala GUA 1,023 377 343 303