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Shooting at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Mixed Skeet

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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 21, 1968
Date Finished: October 22, 1968
Format: 200 targets.

Gold: URS Yevgeny Petrov
Silver: ITA Romano Garagnani
Bronze: FRG Konrad Wirnhier

Summary

This was the Olympic début for skeet shooting. It is somewhat similar to trap shooting as the shooters used a shotgun to fire at clay discs. But in skeet, the rifle is held at the hip, or mid-torso, until the target is fired and the birds are thrown from two towers above the ground, while trap discs are launched from ground level. In skeet, there is also a variable delay for the discs to be launched after they are called.

Most of the shooters used the Browning over-and-under shotgun, with the German Rottweil the most popular ammunition. At the 1967 World Championships, Germany’s Konrad Wirnhier was the champion, with Soviets Yury Tsuranov and Yevgeny Petrov placing second and third, respectively. On the first day, Chile’s Jorge Jottar led with 99, followed by Petrov, Wirnhier and Italy’s Romano Garagnani with 98. Jottar fell back on the second day, while Petrov, Wirnhier and Garagnani were clean to tie for first at 198, Tsuranov finishing fourth with 196. In the shoot-off Petrov won the gold medal with a clean 25 string, while Garagnani took the silver in a second round of shoot-offs.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO1P SO2P
1 Yevgeny Petrov 29 Soviet Union URS Gold 198 25 =WR
2 Romano Garagnani 31 Italy ITA Silver 198 24 25 =WR
3 Konrad Wirnhier 31 West Germany FRG Bronze 198 24 23 =WR
4 Yury Tsuranov 32 Soviet Union URS 196
5 Pedro Gianella 36 Peru PER 194
6 Nicolas Atalah 30 Chile CHI 194
7 Jorge Jottar 39 Chile CHI 194
8 Panagiotis Xanthakos 20 Greece GRE 194
9 Menelaos Mikhailidis Greece GRE 192
10 Ernst Pedersen 33 Denmark DEN 191
11 Gheorghe Sencovici 23 Romania ROU 191
12 Miguel Marina 40 Spain ESP 191
13 Nuria Ortíz 23 Mexico MEX 191
14 Alec Bonnett 46 Great Britain GBR 191
15 Donald Sanderlin 37 Canada CAN 191
16 Earl Herring 36 United States USA 190
17 Arne Karlsson 22 Sweden SWE 190
18 Alain Plante 25 France FRA 190
19 Robert Rodale 38 United States USA 189
20 Arne Orrgård 25 Sweden SWE 189
21 Karl Meyer zu Hölsen 41 West Germany FRG 189
22 Tuukka Mäkelä 41 Finland FIN 189
23 Włodzimierz Danek 25 Poland POL 189
24 Wiesław Gawlikowski 17 Poland POL 188
25 Giancarlo Chiono 32 Italy ITA 188
26 Colin Sephton 23 Great Britain GBR 188
27 Rafael Batista 17 Puerto Rico PUR 187
28 Karni Singh 44 India IND 187
29 Ignacio Huguet 23 Cuba CUB 187
30 Delfin Gómez 39 Cuba CUB 187
31 Mario Pani 32 Mexico MEX 187
32 Paul Vittet 35 Switzerland SUI 186
33 Benny Jensen 33 Denmark DEN 186
34 Atanas Tasev 47 Bulgaria BUL 185
35 Jean-Paul Faber 37 France FRA 185
36 José Luis Martínez 41 Spain ESP 183
37 Harry Willsie 39 Canada CAN 181
38 Gerry Brady 42 Ireland IRL 180
39 Spiro Hayek Lebanon LIB 180
40 Anton Manolov 19 Bulgaria BUL 180
41 Tanios Harb Lebanon LIB 179
42 Carlos Pacheco 42 Costa Rica CRC 176
43 Andrés Amador 43 El Salvador ESA 175
44 Francis Cornet 21 Belgium BEL 174
45 Alberto Guerrero 65 Puerto Rico PUR 174
46 Joseph Grech 33 Malta MLT 173
47 Arthur McMahon 47 Ireland IRL 170
48 Riad Yunes 40 Dominican Republic DOM 170
49 Boonkua Lourvanij 38 Thailand THA 150
50 Ricardo Soundy 20 El Salvador ESA 147
51 Jorge André 49 Costa Rica CRC 75
52 Luis Santana 31 Dominican Republic DOM 57