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Walter Tomsen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter•Tomsen
Used nameWalter•Tomsen
Born4 March 1912 in Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Died30 December 2000 in Southbury, Connecticut (USA)
AffiliationsRoslyn Rifle and Revolver Club
NOC United States


From Flushing, New York, Walter Tomsen shot a Winchester Model 52 rifle at the 1948 Olympics. He used it well to take the silver medal with a score of 599 of a possible 600, missing only once – that on the third string of six. Tomsen competed for the Roslyn Rifle and Revolver Club at the time of the 1948 Olympics. Two of his later clubs, Stratford Police Athletic League Rifle Club and the Bell City Rifle Club, later donated the Walter Tomsen Memorial Trophy, a bronze falcon on a marble base, atop a wooden stand, which is given to the highest scoring senior competitor in the national small-bore prone championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Walter Tomsen
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver