Gary Anderson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGary Lee•Anderson
Used nameGary•Anderson
Born8 October 1939 in Holdrege, Nebraska (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

As the world’s top rifle shooter in the 1960s, Gary Anderson is one of the shooters most responsible for the United States’ resurgence in international rifle shooting in that era. In addition to his Olympic performances, Anderson won seven individual World Championships, set six individual world records, won 11 National Championships, and won 11 gold medals at the Pan-American Games. In addition he was a team member of several world record and world championship shoots. Anderson graduated from Hastings College in Nebraska and then studied for the seminary in San Francisco. Instead he entered local politics in Nebraska, eventually rising to become a Nebraska state senator. He spent several years as the executive director of the National Rifle Association, and in 2009 became President of USA Shooting. He was Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) from 1999 to 2009

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Gary Anderson
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Gary Anderson
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Open (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Open (Olympic) 8

Special Notes