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Daniel Puckel

Full name: Daniel Bruce Puckel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: December 28, 1932 in Moline, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

Daniel Puckel was a farmer’s son who attended the University of Tennessee. He started in sports as a gymnast. In 1959-60 he was a lieutenant in the US Army. Puckel competed at the 1959 Pan American Games where he had one of the great competitions ever, winning 12 medals and 9 gold medals. The 12 medals is the second-most all-time at a single Pan Am Games, trailing only American gymnast Joseph Kotys in 1955, who won 13 medals that year. In both cases, many of the medals were in team events. Puckel broke three world records in free rifle at the 1959 Pan American Games. In 1960 he won an international free rifle event prior to the Roma Olympics. He competed in three rifle events at the 1960 Olympics – free rifle, small-bore rifle prone, and small-bore rifle, 3 positions.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,114
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round 1,114 380 381 353
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Group One 566 197 195 174

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,136
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round 1,136 390 385 361
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round Prone 390 97 97 99 97
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round Kneeling 385 93 97 98 97
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round Standing 361 92 90 88 91
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Group Two 560 190 192 178
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Group Two Prone 190 93 97
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Group Two Kneeling 192 93 99
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Group Two Standing 178 85 93

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Standings 585
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Final Round 585 97 95 99 97 98 99
1960 Summer 27 Roma Shooting United States USA Qualifying Round Group One 387 96 97 97 97
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