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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
1960 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1964 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
1968 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open (Olympic) 17
1972 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open (Olympic) 45
1976 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Bill McMillan
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Open (Olympic) =20

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