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Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men

Date6 – 7 August 1936 — 08:00 (both mornings)
StatusOlympic
LocationSchießstände (Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Handfeuerwaffen), Wannsee
Participants43 from 19 countries
Format50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10. 600 possible.

The free pistol was shot at 50 metres, with 60 shots fired in six series of 10 shots. The target was .5 metres in outside diameter, with 10 scoring rings. The competition started in the afternoon of 6 August, a cold and rainy day, after the rapid-fire event had finished that morning. The match was limited two hours, which was generally considered very exhausting. The Union Internationale de Tir (UIT) decided to lengthen the event’s duration to 2½ hours after the Olympics. The event was dominated by Sweden’s Torsten Ullman, who had won a bronze medal in rapid-fire pistol. Krempel was in the lead after the first day, but Ullman was already favored after training and his bronze in the rapid-fire pistol. Ullman won by 15 points, scoring 559, with 22 shots in the 10-ring, 36 in the 9-ring, and only one 8-point shot and one 7-point shot. Ullman was World Champion with the free pistol in1933, 1935, 1937, 1947 and 1950; the center-fire free pistol in 1947 and 1954; and the rapid-fire pistol in 1939. His 559 bettered the world record by 12 points.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsR1PR2PR3PR4PR5PR6P
1Torsten UllmanSWE559959294919295WRGold
2Erich KrempelGER544878891929591Silver
3Charles des JammonièresFRA540919286919090Bronze
4Marcel BoninFRA538929091868990
5Tapio WartiovaaraFIN537958686889389
6Elliott JonesUSA536929083929089
7Georgios StathisGRE532908992898785
8Aatto NuoraFIN532868990869289
9Sándor TölgyesiHUN528878888909085
10Bertalan ZsótérHUN525878588849289
11Mauritz AmundsenNOR525898792868487
12Paul WehnerGER525908488878888
13Marcel LafortuneBEL525838789858596
14Roberto MüllerCHI521888983858393
15Jaakko RintanenFIN520898583888986
16Carlos LalanneCHI520868789868785
17William RiedellUSA519828785898492
18Juan RostagnoARG519908588808987
19Emil MartinGER519848691818889
20René KochFRA519828988908090
21Stefano MargottiITA518848482938887
22Julius LehrmannDEN518818691888488
23Václav KreclTCH518918289828292
24Helge MeullerSWE517858582888790
25Harvey VillelaBRA515828487878590
26Gustaf BergströmSWE514858877888888
27Miguel LonegroARG513877987859085
28Christen MøllerDEN513849082858785
29Enrique OjedaCHI512868880898584
30Martin GisonPHI511808286928289
31Paul Van AsbroeckBEL510908687718987
32Giancarlo BorianiITA506808586907986
33Ralph MarshallUSA505918784828378
34Jan KollerTCH503848287818683
35Georgios KontogiannisGRE502818585868382
36Ugo PistolesiITA502868088808781
37Otoniel GonzagaPHI501847984848387
38Hermann SchultzMON496827985828781
39Jacques LafortuneBEL495757890898479
40Moysés CardosoPOR490798084828679
41Louis BrianoMON467737279878076
42Vasile CrișanROU446736572718085
43Victor BonafèdeMON433617974796872