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Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Shooting at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City comprised seven events. A second shotgun event, Skeet, was introduced. They were held between 18 and 23 October 1968. For the first time, women competed alongside men.[1]

Shooting at the
1968 Summer Olympics
25 m rapid fire pistol Mixed
50 m pistol Mixed
300 m rifle three positions   Mixed  
50 m rifle three positions Mixed
50 m rifle prone Mixed
Trap Mixed
Skeet Mixed


  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal count 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
25 metre rapid fire pistol
 Józef Zapędzki
Poland (POL)
593  Marcel Rosca
Romania (ROU)
591  Renart Suleimanov
Soviet Union (URS)
50 metre pistol
 Grigory Kosykh
Soviet Union (URS)
562  Heinz Mertel
West Germany (FRG)
562  Harald Vollmar
East Germany (GDR)
300 metre rifle, three positions
 Gary Anderson
United States (USA)
1157  Valentin Kornev
Soviet Union (URS)
1151  Kurt Müller
Switzerland (SUI)
50 metre rifle, three positions
 Bernd Klingner
West Germany (FRG)
1157  John Writer
United States (USA)
1156  Vitali Parkhimovitch
Soviet Union (URS)
50 metre rifle, prone position
 Jan Kurka
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
598  László Hammerl
Hungary (HUN)
598  Ian Ballinger
New Zealand (NZL)
 Bob Braithwaite
Great Britain (GBR)
198  Thomas Garrigus
United States (USA)
196  Kurt Czekalla
East Germany (GDR)
 Yevgeni Petrov
Soviet Union (URS)
198  Romano Garagnani
Italy (ITA)
198  Konrad Wirnhier
West Germany (FRG)

Participating nations

A total of 351 shooters from 62 nations competed at the Mexico City Games:[1]

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 2 1 2 5
2 United States 1 2 0 3
3 West Germany 1 1 1 3
4 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
Great Britain 1 0 0 1
Poland 1 0 0 1
7 Hungary 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
Romania 0 1 0 1
10 East Germany 0 0 2 2
11 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Report
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