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Kurt Mitchell

Full name: Kurt Davison Mitchell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 19, 1951 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Died: May 27, 2007 in Paris, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Shooting

Biography

The high point of Kurt Mitchell’s sport shooting career was in the mid-to-late 1970s, when he was selected to represent Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Competing in the Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 m event, he placed 16th in a field of 57 participants. The following year he won a silver medal in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the Continental American Championships, also placing seventh in the Rifle, Three Positions, 300 m event at the same tournament. He then won a bronze medal in the 10 m Air Rifle at the 1979 Pan American Games and was chosen to participate in the 1980 Summer Olympics, but Canada boycotted those Games and thus Mitchell did not attend. He retired from active competition shortly thereafter and returned to his career in business, later dying at the age of only 55 while out jogging.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Shooting Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Canada CAN 16

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 1,143 394 381 368
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Shooting Canada CAN Prone 394 97 100 98 99
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Shooting Canada CAN Kneeling 381 94 96 95 96
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Shooting Canada CAN Standing 368 88 96 92 92
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