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Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men

Date3 – 5 September 1960
LocationScuola di Fanteria dell'Esercito Italiano, Cesano
Participants39 from 22 countries

The long-distance shooting range at the Italian Infantry School was completely exposed to the wind, which caused the competitors great problems with wind doping. On the day of the final round, the wind blew up a fine dust of the grading used in constructing the range. The event had to be delayed slightly and the shooters were given extra time to finish their rounds. The scores were well down as a result, with Austria’s Hubert Hammerer winning the gold medal with 1,129, far below the Olympic record of 1,138 set in 1956. That was set by Vasily Borisov, who competed in Rome and won the bronze medal. Hammerer, a former Waffen-SS member, had qualified for the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, but declined participation because only old Soviet weapons were available in Austria. At Rome, he used a new rifle by Swiss weaponmaker André Danner.

1Hubert HammererAUT1,129567 (2 h1)1,129 (1)Gold
2Hansruedi SpillmannSUI1,127570 (1 h1)1,127 (2)Silver
3Vasily BorisovURS1,127559 (4 h1)1,127 (3)Bronze
4Vilho YlönenFIN1,126566 (1 h2)1,126 (4)
5Moisey ItkisURS1,124563 (3 h2)1,124 (5)
6Vladimír StiboříkTCH1,123564 (2 h2)1,123 (6)
7John FosterUSA1,121562 (4 h2)1,121 (7)
8Sándor KrebsHUN1,118561 (7 h2)1,118 (8)
9Esa KervinenFIN1,117557 (5 h1)1,117 (9)
10Daniel PuckelUSA1,114566 (3 h1)1,114 (10)
11August HollensteinSUI1,112562 (5 h2)1,112 (11)
12Hans-Joachim MarsGER1,105553 (9 h2)1,105 (12)
13Stefan MasztakPOL1,105550 (7 h1)1,105 (13)
14Anders KvissbergSWE1,104549 (9 h1)1,104 (14)
15František ProkopTCH1,101543 (12 h1)1,101 (15)
16Wilhelm SachsenmaierAUT1,098561 (6 h2)1,098 (16)
17Henryk GórskiPOL1,098543 (14 h2)1,098 (17)
18Miklós SzabóHUN1,096550 (8 h1)1,096 (18)
19Kurt JohanssonSWE1,095559 (8 h2)1,095 (19)
20Constantin AntonescuROU1,092544 (11 h1)1,092 (20)
21Uffe Schultz LarsenDEN1,088547 (11 h2)1,088 (21)
22Jorge di GiandoménicoARG1,088548 (10 h1)1,088 (22)
23Josip ĆukYUG1,085535 (15 h2)1,085 (23)
24Edson WarnerCAN1,078544 (12 h2)1,078 (24)
25Pedro ArmellaARG1,078548 (10 h2)1,078 (25)
26Wu Tao-YanTPE1,074527 (15 h1)1,074 (26)
27Vladimir GrozdanovićYUG1,073538 (13 h1)1,073 (27)
28Adolfo FelicianoPHI1,072555 (6 h1)1,072 (28)
29Egon StephansenDEN1,071523 (16 h1)1,071 (29)
30Marin FerecatuROU1,050544 (13 h2)1,050 (30)
31Don TolhurstAUS1,049533 (14 h1)1,049 (31)
32Evald GeringCAN1,037518 (17 h1)1,037 (32)
33Luis AlbornozPER1,037513 (16 h2)1,037 (33)
34John HoltAUS1,030505 (17 h2)1,030 (34)
35Rubén ValdezPER1,028505 (18 h1)1,028 (35)
36Michiel VictorRSA1,012500 (18 h2)1,012 (36)
37Omar AnasSUD812394 (19 h2)812 (37)
38Abdul Aziz WainsPAK487487 (19 h1)
39Basha BakriSUD421421 (20 h1)

Qualifying Round

Date3 September 1960

Group A

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPointsProne PointsKneeling PointsStanding Points
1Hansruedi SpillmannSUI570197191182Q
2Hubert HammererAUT567196184187Q
3Daniel PuckelUSA566197195174Q
4Vasily BorisovURS559192188179Q
5Esa KervinenFIN557197191169Q
6Adolfo FelicianoPHI555193179183Q
7Stefan MasztakPOL550193186171Q
8Miklós SzabóHUN550193183174Q
9Anders KvissbergSWE549189185175Q
10Jorge di GiandoménicoARG548192184172Q
11Constantin AntonescuROU544187181176Q
12František ProkopTCH543192179172Q
13Vladimir GrozdanovićYUG538191180167Q
14Don TolhurstAUS533162182189Q
15Wu Tao-YanTPE527190172165Q
16Egon StephansenDEN523190178155Q
17Evald GeringCAN518191175152Q
18Rubén ValdezPER505185170150Q
19Abdul Aziz WainsPAK487153180154
20Basha BakriSUD421162133126

Group B

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPointsProne PointsKneeling PointsStanding Points
1Vilho YlönenFIN566195192179Q
2Vladimír StiboříkTCH564193192179Q
3Moisey ItkisURS563190193180Q
4John FosterUSA562194191177Q
5August HollensteinSUI562193190179Q
6Wilhelm SachsenmaierAUT561195187179Q
7Sándor KrebsHUN561194190177Q
8Kurt JohanssonSWE559197190172Q
9Hans-Joachim MarsGER553189179185Q
10Pedro ArmellaARG548191187170Q
11Uffe Schultz LarsenDEN547193185169Q
12Edson WarnerCAN544196183165Q
13Marin FerecatuROU544194187163Q
14Henryk GórskiPOL543192185166Q
15Josip ĆukYUG535191175169Q
16Luis AlbornozPER513187168158Q
17John HoltAUS505180176149Q
18Michiel VictorRSA500193176131Q
19Omar AnasSUD39415514792Q

Final Round

Date5 September 1960 — 9:00
Format300 metres. 120 shots, 40 shots prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 400 possible at each distance, 1,200 posible overall.
PosNumberCompetitorNOCPointsProne PointsKneeling PointsStanding Points
1Hubert HammererAUT1,129390379360
2Hansruedi SpillmannSUI1,127397377353
3Vasily BorisovURS1,127383381363
4Vilho YlönenFIN1,126389381356
5Moisey ItkisURS1,124380379365
6Vladimír StiboříkTCH1,123383380360
7John FosterUSA1,121380384357
8Sándor KrebsHUN1,118386373359
9Esa KervinenFIN1,117380376361
10Daniel PuckelUSA1,114380381353
11August HollensteinSUI1,112385373354
12Hans-Joachim MarsGER1,105384377344
13Stefan MasztakPOL1,105377370358
14Anders KvissbergSWE1,104378372354
15František ProkopTCH1,101384372345
16Wilhelm SachsenmaierAUT1,098388363347
17Henryk GórskiPOL1,098382378338
18Miklós SzabóHUN1,096382366348
19Kurt JohanssonSWE1,095387368340
20Constantin AntonescuROU1,092379362351
21Uffe Schultz LarsenDEN1,088383363342
22Jorge di GiandoménicoARG1,088375358355
23Josip ĆukYUG1,085379366340
24Edson WarnerCAN1,078391367320
25Pedro ArmellaARG1,078376357345
26Wu Tao-YanTPE1,074374367333
27Vladimir GrozdanovićYUG1,073370364339
28Adolfo FelicianoPHI1,072380356336
29Egon StephansenDEN1,071379352340
30Marin FerecatuROU1,050367364319
31Don TolhurstAUS1,049380353316
32Evald GeringCAN1,037377347313
33Luis AlbornozPER1,037360350327
34John HoltAUS1,030372347311
35Rubén ValdezPER1,028372344312
36Michiel VictorRSA1,012373347292
37Omar AnasSUD812331275206