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Bill McMillan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Willard "Bill"•McMillan
Used nameBill•McMillan
Born29 January 1929 in Frostburg, Maryland (USA)
Died6 June 2000 in Encinitas, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 91 kg
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill McMillan competed in six Olympic Games. The only Olympics he missed between 1952 and 1976 was in 1956 when his pistol misfired, costing him a spot on the team. McMillan competed only in rapid-fire pistol in the Olympics, winning it in 1960 and with his next best finish being seventh in 1952. He won two world championships in free pistol and five golds at the Pan American Games, as well as four national titles at rapid-fire pistol and one at free pistol. His Pan American Games medals were the following: 1955 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Joe Benner, John Forman, and the non-Olympian Thomas Mitchell) and 25 m centre fire pistol team (with Joe Benner, John Forman, and the non-Olympian John Jagoda) and silver in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m centre fire pistol, 1963 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Thomas Smith and the non-Olympians William Blankenship and William Mellon), 1967 gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with Edwin Teague and the non-Olympians Aubrey Smith and William Blackenship), and 1979 silver in 25 m rapid fire pistol and 25 m rapid fire pistol team (with John McNally, Darius Young, and the non-Olympian Terence Anderson). McMillan later worked as a sheriff for San Diego County, CA.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1952 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Olympic 7 USA Bill McMillan
1960 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold USA Bill McMillan
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Olympic 12 USA Bill McMillan
1968 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open Olympic 17 USA Bill McMillan
1972 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open Olympic 45 USA Bill McMillan
1976 Summer Olympics Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open Olympic =20 USA Bill McMillan

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 8 – 9 September 1960 Shooting Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (600 maximum) Final Standings 587 1

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