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Grigory Kosykh

Full name: Grigory Georgiyevich Kosykh
Original name: Григорий Георгиевич Косых
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: February 9, 1934 in Oral, Batys Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan
Died: February 23, 2012 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Grigory Kosykh was the top pistol shooter of the World in the late 60s and early 70s. Kosykh won the free pistol event at the 1968 Olympics, and at the World Championships, he won eight gold medals and one bronze. He was World Champion in 1974 individual air pistol, in team free pistol in 1962, 1966, 1970 and 1974, in 1974 team center-fire pistol, in team air pistol in 1970 and 1974 and won bronze at the team center-fire pistol in 1970. At the European Championships, Kosykh won 13 gold, 6 silver and one bronze medal, winning individual titles in individual free pistol in 1965 and 1969, and individual air pistol in 1973,. Kosykh was an 18-time Soviet champion, including in individual free pistol in 1965, 1968 and 1975 and in individual air pistol in 1971 and 1976. Kosykh also set eight World records, the most important of which was his 572 in individual free pistol, set in 1969. Kosykh retired from sports in 1981 and later worked as a pistol shooting coach in Moscow.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 38 München Shooting Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres Soviet Union URS 8
1976 Summer 42 Montréal Shooting Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres Soviet Union URS 7

Mixed Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 562 90 96 95 96 93 92
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Shooting Soviet Union URS Shoot-off for 1st Place 30
1972 Summer 38 München Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 555 92 93 94 93 93 90
1976 Summer 42 Montréal Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 559 91 94 96 94 91 93
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