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Shooting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Shooting Range, L'Acadie, Québec, CAN
Date Started: July 21, 1976
Date Finished: July 21, 1976
Format: 50 metres. 120 shots, 40 shots prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 400 possible at each distance, 1,200 posible overall.

Gold: USA Lanny Bassham
Silver: USA Margaret Murdock
Bronze: FRG Werner Seibold

Summary

The two U.S. shooters were Lanny Bassham and Margaret Murdock. Mrs. Murdock had earned her place by defeating the 1972 gold medalist, John Writer, in a tie-breaker based on review of targets. In the competition in Montréal, Murdock appeared to have initially won the gold medal with 1,162, with Bassham seemingly second with 1,161. But after the scores were reviewed it was noted that a scorecard for Bassham had given him a nine instead of the proper 10 for one round, bringing his score up to 1,162. But then, Murdock was the victim of the same countback tie-breaking rule that qualified her for the US team. She was placed second to Bassham after review of the targets. Bassham requested that two gold medals be given but this was not according to the rules. At the victory ceremony, he pulled Murdock up to the top step as “The Star Spangled Banner” was played. Margaret Murdock became the first woman to win a medal in Olympic shooting.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS PP KP SP
1 Lanny Bassham 29 United States USA Gold 1,162 397 392 373
2 Margaret Murdock 33 United States USA Silver 1,162 398 388 376
3 Werner Seibold 28 West Germany FRG Bronze 1,160 397 386 377
4 Srećko Pejović 23 Yugoslavia YUG 1,156 391 386 379
5 Sven Johansson 31 Sweden SWE 1,152 394 391 367
6 Li Ho-Jun 29 North Korea PRK 1,152 390 389 373
7 Zdravko Milutinović 25 Yugoslavia YUG 1,152 394 389 369
8 Aleksandr Mitrofanov 23 Soviet Union URS 1,151 394 388 369
9 Bernd Hartstein 28 East Germany GDR 1,150 393 387 370
10 Gottfried Kustermann 32 West Germany FRG 1,150 393 387 370
11T Gennady Lushchikov 27 Soviet Union URS 1,148 398 383 367
11T Nonka Matova 21 Bulgaria BUL 1,148 390 391 367
13 Lajos Papp 32 Hungary HUN 1,145 391 386 368
14T Hans Adlhoch 41 Canada CAN 1,144 393 386 365
14T Eugeniusz Pędzisz 30 Poland POL 1,144 393 386 365
16 Kurt Mitchell 24 Canada CAN 1,143 394 381 368
17 Nicolae Rotaru 41 Romania ROU 1,141 394 381 366
18T Malcolm Cooper 28 Great Britain GBR 1,140 392 383 365
18T Stefan Thynell 21 Sweden SWE 1,140 387 385 368
20T Henning Clausen 36 Denmark DEN 1,139 397 381 361
20T Petr Kovářík 31 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,139 389 384 366
20T Emiliyan Vergov 33 Bulgaria BUL 1,139 386 386 367
23 Miguel Valdes 36 Cuba CUB 1,138 392 382 364
24T Barry Dagger 39 Great Britain GBR 1,137 393 375 369
24T Jaakko Minkkinen 42 Finland FIN 1,137 387 382 368
24T Romuald Siemionow 26 Poland POL 1,137 386 387 364
27 Antonín Schwarz 36 Czechoslovakia TCH 1,136 396 384 356
28 Helge Anshushaug 28 Norway NOR 1,135 391 389 355
29 Terje Melbye Hansen 28 Norway NOR 1,135 393 383 359
30 Piero Errani 39 Italy ITA 1,134 385 389 360
31 Gilbert Emptaz 26 France FRA 1,131 395 382 354
32T Charles Jermann 39 Switzerland SUI 1,130 388 384 358
32T Marlies Kanthak 18 East Germany GDR 1,130 382 379 369
32T Olegario Vázquez 41 Mexico MEX 1,130 395 380 355
35T Ştefan Kaban 30 Romania ROU 1,129 394 374 361
35T Bo Lilja 25 Denmark DEN 1,129 386 379 364
35T Sándor Nagy 36 Hungary HUN 1,129 385 380 364
38 Max Hürzeler 25 Switzerland SUI 1,128 387 377 364
39 Kim Gyong-Ho 21 North Korea PRK 1,127 389 378 360
40 Wolfram Waibel, Sr. 29 Austria AUT 1,123 399 389 335
41 Kaoru Matsuo 25 Japan JPN 1,119 390 381 348
42 Gerhard Krimbacher 23 Austria AUT 1,117 393 378 346
43 Jouko Hietalahti 31 Finland FIN 1,116 385 379 352
44 Michiha Ozaki 23 Japan JPN 1,115 384 372 359
45 José del Villar 33 Spain ESP 1,114 381 377 356
46 Frans Lafortune 43 Belgium BEL 1,113 393 367 353
47 Ralph Rodríguez 34 Puerto Rico PUR 1,111 390 375 346
48T Yves Delnord 29 France FRA 1,110 387 382 341
48T Somporn Onzhim 34 Thailand THA 1,110 390 366 354
50 Donald Brook 37 Australia AUS 1,109 392 371 346
51T Jorge di Giandoménico 45 Argentina ARG 1,106 392 356 358
51T Micha Kaufman 30 Israel ISR 1,106 394 373 339
51T Padet Vejsawarn 30 Thailand THA 1,106 384 365 357
54 Hugo Chamberlain 41 Costa Rica CRC 1,086 391 361 334
55 Reinaldo Ramírez 41 Paraguay PAR 1,015 379 331 305
56 Italo Casali 36 San Marino SMR 1,009 375 341 293
57 Pasquale Raschi 29 San Marino SMR 1,001 372 323 306