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Don Nygord

Full name: Donald C. "Don" Nygord
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: June 13, 1936 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Died: December 26, 2004 in Prescott, Arizona, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

Don Nygord attended Oregon State University where he competed briefly on the fencing and wrestling teams. After graduating in 1960 with a degree in chemistry, he joined the US Air Force where he discovered sport shooting, and would excel at it. He spent 22 years on the US national team and competed in shooting for over 30 years. Nygord won 16 national titles and four team championships with the US Army Reserve, and was a World Champion in air pistol. At one time, he held US records in five different pistol events. Nygord won 18 medals at the Pan American Games, equalling the US record also held by [Lones Wigger]. These included 12 gold medals, with three individual gold medals – in air pistol in 1979 and 1987, and a centre-fire pistol gold in 1991.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 48 Los Angeles Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres United States USA 14T
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting Men's Air Pistol, 10 metres United States USA 28
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres United States USA 11

Men's Air Pistol, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 577
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 574 96 95 97 97 95 94

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P TP
1984 Summer 48 Los Angeles Shooting United States USA Final Standings 554 94 92 94 91 91 92
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 559
1988 Summer 52 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 559 93 94 91 94 95 92
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