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Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men

Date20 October 1964 — 09:00-15:30
StatusOlympic
LocationAsaka Shooting Range, Nezu Park, Asaka, Saitama
Participants53 from 33 countries
Format50 metres. 120 shots, 40 shots prone, 40 kneeling, and 40 standing. 400 possible at each distance, 1,200 posible overall.
Olympic Record (1,200 maximum)1,149 WR / Viktor Shamburkin URS / 7 – 8 September 1960
Olympic Record (Kneeling, 400 maximum)380 WR / Bernd Klingner GER / 8 September 1960
Olympic Record (Prone, 400 maximum)400 WR / Gil Boa CAN / 4 December 1956
400 WR / Iosif Sîrbu ROU / 29 July 1952
400 WR / Boris Andreyev URS / 29 July 1952
Olympic Record (Standing, 400 maximum)384 / Otakar Hořínek TCH / 4 December 1956
384 / Anatoly Bogdanov URS / 4 December 1956

American Lones Wigger had lost the English match gold medal on a tie-breaker, but in the three-position event he left no doubt as to the outcome. He shot 372 standing to equal Bulgaria’s Velichko Velichkov, but in both prone and kneeling he had the leading marks, finishing with a world record 1,164, to win by a dominating 12 points. Wigger would return in 1972 to win the free rifle gold medal.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsPPKPSP
1Lones WiggerUSA1,164398394372WRGold
2Velichko VelichkovBUL1,152396384372Silver
3László HammerlHUN1,151397387367Bronze
4Harry KöcherGER1,148394389365
5Jerzy NowickiPOL1,147396389362
6Tommy PoolUSA1,147393392362
7Ion OlărescuROU1,144393391360
8Kurt MüllerSUI1,143390386367
9Viktor ShamburkinURS1,142394379369
10Don TolhurstAUS1,141396386359
11Vladimir ChuyanURS1,141395385361
12Tibor JakositsHUN1,141394393354
13Niels PetersenDEN1,140392380368
14Ole Hviid JensenDEN1,139394385360
15Vilho YlönenFIN1,136388386362
16Jan PoignantSWE1,135394382359
17Erwin VogtSUI1,133395388350
18Henryk GórskiPOL1,132397384351
19Olegario VázquezMEX1,132396379357
20Nicolae RotaruROU1,132395386351
21Magne LandrøNOR1,131394377360
22Klaus ZähringerGER1,131392380359
23Martsel KoenBUL1,130391387352
24Esa KervinenFIN1,129394385350
25Takao IshiiJPN1,128389382357
26Frans LafortuneBEL1,126392384350
27John SundbergSWE1,123389373361
28Vladimír StiboříkTCH1,122391371360
29Abel VázquezMEX1,115393373349
30Óscar CáceresPER1,114388378348
31Hubert HammererAUT1,113387364362
32George MarshCAN1,111397374340
33Wu Tao-YanTPE1,107397371339
34Shigemi SaitoJPN1,106389370347
35John MurphyAUS1,104391370343
36Hannan CrystalISR1,103391369343
37Heo Uk-BongKOR1,103388370345
38Gil BoaCAN1,100393371336
39Victor KremerLUX1,099391368340
40Joop van DomselaarNED1,098396368334
41Sin Hyeon-JuKOR1,097385375337
42Adolfo FelicianoPHI1,094385368341
43Krisada ArunwongTHA1,093383358352
44Eduardo ArmellaARG1,092379365348
45Tüvdiin TserendondovMGL1,087384362341
46Carlos LastarriaPER1,086388369329
47Salai SrisathornTHA1,086388361337
48Martin GisonPHI1,073388366319
49Peter Rull, Sr.HKG1,047392366289
50Aziz Ahmed ChaudhryPAK1,040376352312
51Reginaldo Dos RemédiosHKG1,027393335299
52Wong Foo WahMAS1,019373335311
53Nasser SharifiIRI1,018376317325