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Shooting at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Hochbrück, München
Date Started: August 30, 1972
Date Finished: August 30, 1972
Format: 50 metres. 120 shots, 40 shots prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 400 possible at each distance, 1,200 posible overall.

Gold: USA John Writer
Silver: USA Lanny Bassham
Bronze: GDR Werner Lippoldt

Summary

The gold medal went to American John Writer, silver medalist in the event in 1968, who broke the world record with 1,166 to win easily. Writer’s victory was based on a record score of 381 in the standing phase. The silver medalist was also from the United States, Lanny Bassham, who got off to a very poor start in the prone position, but recovered well and had the highest score kneeling. Bassham would return in 1976 to win the gold medal. Bassham was disappointed by his silver medal in 1972 and began work on various methods of mind control. He would later use this as his career, teaching mental management to many clients – among them PGA Tour players, Miss America finalists, Fortune 500 companies, Secret Serviceagents, US Navy Seals, U.S. Army and Marines Marksmanship Units and the FBI.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS PP KP SP
1 John Writer 27 United States USA Gold 1,166 395 390 381 WR
2 Lanny Bassham 25 United States USA Silver 1,157 390 392 375
3 Werner Lippoldt 28 East Germany GDR Bronze 1,153 393 388 372
4 Petr Kovářík 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,153 397 388 368
5 Vladimir Agishev 27 Soviet Union URS 1,152 392 391 369
6 Andrzej Sieledcow 26 Poland POL 1,151 395 387 369
7 Gottfried Kustermann 28 West Germany FRG 1,149 397 388 364
8 Nicolae Rotaru 37 Romania ROU 1,148 397 390 361
9 Li Ho-Jun 25 North Korea PRK 1,147 396 384 367
10 Zdravko Milutinović 21 Yugoslavia YUG 1,144 396 382 366
11 Vitaly Parkhimovich 29 Soviet Union URS 1,144 396 384 364
12 Karel Bulan 32 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,144 395 382 367
13 Emiliyan Vergov 29 Bulgaria BUL 1,143 393 388 362
14 Uto Wunderlich 26 East Germany GDR 1,142 391 377 374
15 Erwin Vogt 40 Switzerland SUI 1,141 398 383 360
16 Bernd Klingner 32 West Germany FRG 1,141 395 387 359
17 László Hammerl 30 Hungary HUN 1,141 395 379 367
18 Malcolm Cooper 24 Great Britain GBR 1,141 394 383 364
19 Miguel Valdes 32 Cuba CUB 1,139 393 387 359
20 Petre Şandor 35 Romania ROU 1,139 387 383 369
21 Giuseppe De Chirico 38 Italy ITA 1,138 395 381 362
22 Christer Jansson 25 Sweden SWE 1,138 395 378 365
23 Sándor Nagy 32 Hungary HUN 1,138 396 382 360
24 Gilbert Emptaz 22 France FRA 1,138 395 381 362
25 Wolfram Waibel, Sr. 25 Austria AUT 1,137 392 381 364
26 Sven Johansson 27 Sweden SWE 1,136 395 384 357
27 Li Yun-Hae 31 North Korea PRK 1,134 397 385 352
28 Raúl Llanos 23 Cuba CUB 1,134 393 382 359
29 Esa Kervinen 42 Finland FIN 1,134 395 381 358
30 Henning Clausen 32 Denmark DEN 1,133 394 379 360
31 Bob Churchill 33 Great Britain GBR 1,132 396 378 358
32 Jaakko Minkkinen 39 Finland FIN 1,132 392 379 361
33 Per Weichel 30 Denmark DEN 1,130 391 381 358
34 Stefan Vasilev 23 Bulgaria BUL 1,130 397 379 354
35 Bjørn Bakken 31 Norway NOR 1,129 390 375 364
36 Eugeniusz Pędzisz 26 Poland POL 1,128 393 381 354
37 Piero Errani 35 Italy ITA 1,128 392 375 361
38 Patrice de Mullenheim 22 France FRA 1,126 393 384 349
39 Guido Loacker 27 Austria AUT 1,126 396 375 355
40 Mendbayaryn Jantsankhorloo 28 Mongolia MGL 1,125 397 378 350
41 Minoru Ito 31 Japan JPN 1,124 390 380 354
42 Alf Mayer 42 Canada CAN 1,123 394 382 347
43 Olegario Vázquez 37 Mexico MEX 1,122 392 376 354
44 Helge Anshushaug 24 Norway NOR 1,121 398 375 348
45 Martin Truttmann 28 Switzerland SUI 1,117 391 367 359
46 Henry Herscovici 45 Israel ISR 1,114 394 375 345
47 Frans Lafortune 39 Belgium BEL 1,107 394 368 345
48 Jaime Callejas 31 Colombia COL 1,106 387 373 346
49 Arne Sorensen 38 Canada CAN 1,105 391 372 342
50 Jesús Elizondo 41 Mexico MEX 1,105 390 374 341
51 Wu Tao-Yan 37 Chinese Taipei TPE 1,101 390 368 343
52 Jorge di Giandoménico 41 Argentina ARG 1,098 386 362 350
53 Chavalit Kamutchati 35 Thailand THA 1,090 388 364 338
54 Yondonjamtsyn Batsükh 26 Mongolia MGL 1,088 390 367 331
55 Alfonso Rodríguez 43 Colombia COL 1,087 388 357 342
56 Hugo Chamberlain 37 Costa Rica CRC 1,086 388 361 337
57 Preeda Phengdisth 41 Thailand THA 1,079 387 363 329
58 Mehmet Dursun 44 Turkey TUR 1,078 388 357 333
59 Lodovico Espinosa 46 Philippines PHI 1,072 390 362 320
60 Dismus Onyiego 26 Kenya KEN 1,063 386 357 320
61 César Batista 43 Portugal POR 1,057 393 359 305
62 Juan Antonio Valencia 43 El Salvador ESA 1,053 388 348 317
63 Mário Ribeiro 37 Portugal POR 1,051 379 349 323
64 John Muhato 18 Kenya KEN 1,040 386 344 310
65 Italo Casali 32 San Marino SMR 1,026 374 347 305
66 Adelbert Nico 28 United States Virgin Islands ISV 1,017 382 349 286
67 Francis Boisson 44 Monaco MON 1,004 375 326 303
68 Libero Casali 32 San Marino SMR 997 363 354 280
69 Salvador Sanpere 33 United States Virgin Islands ISV 979 368 314 297