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Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men

Date 2 August 1948 — 09:00
StatusOlympic
LocationBisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Participants50 from 22 countries
Format50 metres. 60 shots in six series of 10. 600 possible.

This event was shot in six series of 10 shots, shooting from 50 metres at a target with a diameter of 50 cm., which was divided into 10 scoring rings. There was a center section of the target called the aiming mark, which was 20 cm. in diameter, and hits on the aiming mark was the first tie-breaker. Edwin Vázquez won the event to win Peru’s first gold medal ever, scoring 545. Of his six series, his lowest score was 89, easily the most consistent shooter. There was a three-way tie for second place at 539, between Rudolf Schnyder of Switzerland, Torsten Ullman of Sweden, and Joe Benner of the United States. Both Schnyder and Ullman had all shots in the aiming mark, while Benner had only 58 and was placed 4th. The second tie-breaker was greatest number of number of 10s, and Schnyder won the silver medal on this, scoring 21 10s against Ullman’s 16. This was Ullman’s third shooting medal, as he had placed 1st and 3rd in the pistol events in 1936. Schnyder was the son of a former UIT World Champion in free pistol.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsR1PR2PR3PR4PR5PR6P
1Edwin VásquezPER545938989919093Gold
2Rudolf SchnyderSUI539889489869389Silver
3Torsten UllmanSWE539908792879093Bronze
4Joe BennerUSA539888490939490
5Beat RhynerSUI536909196859183
6Ángel LeónESP534859387928790
7Ambrus BaloghHUN532868793868892
8Marcel LafortuneBEL530868991928686
9Federico GrübenARG527868989878393
10Eino SaarnikkoFIN527869184928688
11Sture NordlundSWE527878485919387
12Walter WalshUSA525898890878487
13Lajos BörzsönyiHUN525898587908985
14Sándor TölgyesiHUN525908787948285
15Heinz AmbühlSUI524869387848886
16Óscar BidegainARG523818491869289
17Quentin BrooksUSA523838686899089
18Ignacio CruzatCHI522868786908786
19Klaus LahtiFIN522819182929185
20Väinö SkarpFIN520868689869380
21Guy GranetGBR519878887848786
22Lars BergSWE517899186828287
23John GallieGBR517868989839080
24Jacques MazoyerFRA516868886848488
25Martin GisonPHI514879187808782
26Albert von EinsiedelPHI512798985858490
27Wenceslao SalgadoPER512789185908484
28Silvino FerreiraBRA511838185869086
29Marcel BoninFRA511848687868484
30Gunnar SvendsenNOR510838487808888
31Álvaro dos Santos JúniorBRA509819082808690
32Vangelis KhrysafisGRE509838683798890
33Nikolaos TzovlasGRE508838882858288
34César InjoquePER507818580858789
35Juan RostagnoARG507868289848086
36Stefano MargottiITA503838589708789
37Luis Ruiz TagleCHI502848482888183
38Luis PalomoESP501867683848785
39Miguel BarasordaPUR501838173898887
40Roberto MüllerCHI497818183858582
41Hermann SchultzMON495847880838189
42Moysés CardosoPOR485788686767683
43Peter MarchantGBR484768285818080
44Georgios StathisGRE484857580897580
45Mauritz AmundsenNOR483847983788376
46Carlos QueirozPOR482807584827784
47Godofredo BassoCUB477827782828272
48R. StéphanFRA477727085798784
49Enrique TejedaCUB470718877777681
50Khalil HilmiLBN331565661584753

Shoot-off for 2nd Place (2 August 1948)

50 metres. 10 shots. 100 possible.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsS-1PS-2P
1Rudolf SchnyderSUI6021
2Torsten UllmanSWE6016
3Joe BennerUSA58