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Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men

Date4 – 5 December 1956 — 09:00
LocationMerrett Rifle Range, Williamstown, Victoria
Participants35 from 22 countries
Format50 metres. 60 shots in two courses of 30. 600 possible. Placement determined by hits on target with tie-breaking by points.

The defending champion, Károly Takács (HUN), but would finish only eighth. The event was won by Ştefan Petrescu of Romania, with Yevgeny Cherkasov (URS) placing second. The bronze medal went to Romania’s Gheorghe Lichiardopol, who had also finished third in rapid-fire in 1952. The range for this event was not fully installed until a day before the event, which prevented the shooters from getting in much practice. Finland’s Pentti Linnosvuo, who lost the shoot-off for bronze, was not prepared for the tie-break, and was only found in a barbershop.

1Ștefan PetrescuROU605873030294293ORGold
2Yevgeny CherkasovURS605853030292293Silver
3Gheorghe LichiardopolROU605813030294287Bronze
4Pentti LinnosvuoFIN605813030290291
5Óscar CervoARG605803030289291
6Szilárd KunHUN605783030288290
7Kalle SievänenFIN605763030286290
8Károly TakácsHUN605753030285290
9John BeaumontUSA605723030284288
10Carlos MonteverdeVEN605723030290282
11Alfonso CastañedaMEX605713030285286
12Michelangelo BorrielloITA605673030284283
13John FormanUSA605663030280286
14Miguel EmmanuelliPUR605633030280283
15Choji HosakaJPN605633030281282
16Pedro SimãoBRA605613030280281
17Guillermo CornejoPER605603030278282
18Adhaury RochaBRA605563030283273
19Rodolfo FloresMEX605563030272284
20Carlos CrassusVEN605553030275280
21Vangelis KhrysafisGRE605533030275278
22Martin GisonPHI605513030268283
23Henry SteeleGBR605513030276275
24Vasily SorokinURS595672930276291
25James ZavitzCAN595473029274273
26Armando López-TorresPER595402930263277
27Charles des JammonièresFRA595293029267262
28Johnnie MaitlandAUS595262930256270
29Eleazar GuzmánCHI595253029268257
30Lukman SaketiINA595222930255267
31Yoshihide UedaJPN595213029262259
32Enrique HanaberghCOL585333028274259
33Ignacio CruzatCHI585282830249279
34Fred CooperGBR554862926261225
35Peter PappsAUS554692926256213