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Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men

Date 3 August 1948 — 09:00
StatusOlympic
LocationBisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Participants71 from 26 countries
Format50 metres prone. 60 shots in six rounds of 10-shots each. 600 possible.
Olympic Record (300 maximum)300 / Willy Røgeberg NOR / 8 August 1936
Olympic Record (400 maximum)398 WR / Pierre Coquelin de Lisle FRA / 23 June 1924

The English Match consisted of 60 shots taken from the prone position, using .22 calibre rifles, shot from 50 metres at a target with 10 scoring zones. The target had an inner bullseye, called the X-ring, that was used to break ties. The competition came down to two Americans, Art Cook and Walter Tomsen. Cook used a Remington 37 with an electric barrel-bedding device, while Tomsen shot using a Winchester Model 52 with a special barrel. Both scored 599, with Cook firing 100 possibles on the first five series. The tie was broken by hits in the X-ring, and Cook won the gold medal on that tie-breaker, 43 X-hits to 42. Art Cook was the youngest member of the American team at only 20 years old. The Americans had the best equipment, especially their sights. It was considered on the edge of breaking the rules, and Cook received three warnings during competition.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsR1PR2PR3PR4PR5PR6P
1Art CookUSA59910010010010010099WRGold
2Walter TomsenUSA59910010099100100100WRSilver
3Jonas JonssonSWE597991009910099100Bronze
4Halvor KongsjordenNOR5971009810010010099
5Thore SkredegaardNOR5979998100100100100
6Enrique BaldwinPER596991009810099100
7Albert RavilaFIN596999810010099100
8Willy RøgebergNOR596991001009998100
9Harry CailUSA59699100100999999
10Uno BergSWE595981001001009899
11Gustaf NielsenDEN595100991001009799
12Otto HorberSUI595100100100989998
13Antônio GuimarãesBRA59410098989999100
14Veijo KaakinenFIN59498991009910098
15John ChandlerGBR5939810099999899
16Onni HynninenFIN5939899100999998
17César JaymePHI5939998100999998
18George JonesGBR592971009810010097
19Erland KochSWE59210098100989799
20R. Gauthier-LafondFRA592999998999899
21Victor GilbertGBR5911009999989798
22Albert von EinsiedelPHI59198979710010099
23Jacques LafortuneBEL5919799991009898
24Lucien GenotFRA591999997989999
25George JohnsonPUR5901009996989899
26Oscar LozanoMEX59098100989698100
27M. BouchezFRA58997961001009898
28Manoel BragaBRA589989999999995
29Jan Hendrik BrussaardNED588999896989899
30Gustavo HuetMEX588979898999898
31Orlando SantamaríaCUB5889998961009798
32Erik Sætter-LassenDEN5889798989810097
33Jacques DelvalBEL5879699959899100
34Emil GrünigSUI587989999969897
35Augusto LarraburePER5869797969898100
36Michel RavarinoMON5869796100979799
37Wilfredo CotoCUB5869598959910099
38Ilias ValatasGRE586969898979998
39Marcel LafortuneBEL586959997999997
40Georgios VikhosGRE586979998989995
41Luis MantillaPER5869796989810097
42Børge ChristensenDEN5859698999610096
43Martin GisonPHI585999796969998
44Julio NolascoARG5851009697969799
45João de FariaBRA5841009797989795
46Claude PlattAUS584949999979798
47Neville HoltAUS584989795979899
48Antonio AndoARG584949699999997
49David SchiaffinoARG5839698981009695
50Andreas KrapfAUT581989596979897
51Geurt SchoonmanNED5809892961009797
52Pierre MarsanMON580979696939999
53José de la TorreMEX580989597969698
54Rinaldo CapuzziITA579969795969798
55Leo DoveAUS578989994959597
56Mario CioccoSUI576969694959897
57Abílio BrandãoPOR576949992969798
58Richard BohslavskyAUT575959696949698
59Luigi AdamiITA573949694949897
60Ernst WöllAUT5739599100978696
61Christiaan BothNED572959695959695
62Cristóbal TaulerESP572959594939798
63Carlos QueirozPOR572939697939697
64José Manuel AndoinESP571989596929595
65Athanasios AravositasGRE570919697959497
66José da SilvaPOR570989296969395
67Mahmoud SakhaieIRI552919491909690
68Roger AbelMON551919396879688
69Farhang Khosro PanahIRI545889088949293
70Salem SalamLBN544949389878794
71Molla ZalIRI511858783898582