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Running Target, 50 metres, Open

Date22 – 23 July 1976 — 09:30 (all days)
StatusOlympic
LocationStand de tir olympique, L'Acadie, Québec, CAN
Participants27 from 16 countries
Format50 metres. 60 shots. 600 possible.

The favorite was the Colombian, Helmut Bellingrodt, who was silver medalist in 1972, was the world record holder, had won the 1974 World Championships and was second in 1975. But he placed only fourth on the slow run, and struggled further on the fast run, eventually placing only sixth. The gold medal went to Soviet Aleksandr Gazov, who broke Bellingrodt’s world record with a 579, to defeat his teammate Aleksandr Kedyarov, who fired 576.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsSRPFRP
1Aleksandr GazovURS579287292WRGold
2Aleksandr KedyarovURS576292284Silver
3Jerzy GreszkiewiczPOL571285286Bronze
4Thomas PfefferGDR571289282
5Wolfgang HambergerFRG567292275
6Helmut BellingrodtCOL567282285
7Karl-Axel KarlssonSWE565286279
8Michael TheimerUSA564285279
9Gyula SzabóHUN562285277
10Tibor BodnárHUN561285276
=11Gunnar SvenssonSWE561286275
=11Christoph-Michael ZeisnerFRG561285276
13Hanspeter BellingrodtCOL560285275
14Martin EdmondsonUSA558282276
=15Zygmunt BogdziewiczPOL553279274
=15Li Man-GuPRK553278275
17Kenneth SkoglundNOR552281271
18Giovanni MezzaniITA550275275
19Graeme McIntyreNZL547279268
20Pedro RamírezPUR545283262
=21Lino CeratiITA543281262
=21John GoughGBR543276267
23John AnthonyGBR537272265
24Grant TaylorNZL536257279
25Daniel NadeauCAN526267259
26Arturo IglesiasGUA506263243
27Víctor GiordaniGUA504258246