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Shooting at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Taeneung International Shooting Range, Seoul
Date Started: September 18, 1988
Date Finished: September 18, 1988

Gold: ROU Sorin Babii
Silver: SWE Ragnar Skanåker
Bronze: URS Igor Basinsky

Summary

The world record holder was Igor Basinsky (URS) and he led after the preliminary round by four points with 570. But he stumbled badly in the final round, shooting only 87, and dropped down to the bronze medal. Romania’s Sorin Babii had been tied for second after the prelims but shot 94 in the final to win the gold medal. The silver medalist, Ragnar Skanåker, had won the gold medal in the event in 1972 and was also silver medalist in 1984. He would return in 1992 to win a bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TP
1 Sorin Babii 24 Romania ROU Gold 660
2 Ragnar Skanåker 54 Sweden SWE Silver 657
3 Igor Basinsky 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze 657
4 Tanyu Kiryakov 25 Bulgaria BUL 656
5 Gernot Eder 23 East Germany GDR 654
6 Gyula Karácsony 32 Hungary HUN 654
7 Arndt Kaspar 26 West Germany FRG 651
8 Wang Yifu 27 China CHN 651
9 Uwe Potteck 33 East Germany GDR 559
10 Zoltán Papanitz 21 Hungary HUN 559
11 Don Nygord 52 United States USA 559
12T Aleksandr Melentyev 34 Soviet Union URS 558
12T Dario Palazzani 34 Italy ITA 558
14T Benny Östlund 36 Sweden SWE 557
14T Jerzy Pietrzak 26 Poland POL 557
16T Jean Bogaerts 44 Belgium BEL 556
16T Miroslav Růžička 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 556
16T Darius Young 50 United States USA 556
19T Phil Adams 43 Australia AUS 555
19T Philippe Cola 32 France FRA 555
19T Sakari Paasonen 52 Finland FIN 555
19T Tu Tsai-Hsing 38 Chinese Taipei TPE 555
23T Roberto Di Donna 20 Italy ITA 554
23T Lyubcho Dyakov 34 Bulgaria BUL 554
23T Alfons Messerschmitt 45 West Germany FRG 554
23T Ben Sandstrom 32 Australia AUS 554
23T Fumihisa Semizuki 39 Japan JPN 554
23T Xu Haifeng 31 China CHN 554
29T Min Yeong-Sam 34 South Korea KOR 552
29T Bernardo Tovar 37 Colombia COL 552
29T Gilbert U 43 Hong Kong HKG 552
32 Hans Hierzer 33 Austria AUT 550
33 Bruno Déprez 39 France FRA 547
34T Paul Leatherdale 29 Great Britain GBR 546
34T Lkhagvaagiin Undralbat 23 Mongolia MGL 546
36T Rolf Beutler 47 Switzerland SUI 545
36T Konstantinos Panageas 39 Greece GRE 545
38 Horst Krasser 47 Austria AUT 543
39 Carlos Hora 43 Peru PER 540
40 Lisandro Sugezky 43 Argentina ARG 539
41 Greg Yelavich 31 New Zealand NZL 535
42 Shuaib Adam 35 Kenya KEN 532
43 Hubert Foidl 46 Denmark DEN 531