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Hubert Hammerer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHubert•Hammerer
Used nameHubert•Hammerer
Born10 September 1925 in Egg (AUT)
Died24 March 2017 in Egg (AUT)
Measurements172 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsUSG Egg, Egg (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Hubert Hammerer competed in shooting at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics, winning a gold medal in free rifle at the Roma Olympics. He attempted to compete in 1948, 1952, and 1956, but was unable to, for various reasons. In 1948 he could not find a suitable weapon. He lost a thumb in a carpentry accident in 1952, while in 1956, he was not nominated by the Austrian Shooting Federation. Hammerer won a European Championship in 1958. He retired from sport shooting in 1966. His profession was as a carpenter and he also owned a weapons shop in Egg in the Bregenzerwald. In 1974 Hammerer was awarded the Golden Merit of the Republic of Austria.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Shooting AUT Hubert Hammerer
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting AUT Hubert Hammerer
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 28

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony AUT Hubert Hammerer