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1932  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1932 Summer Olympics - The Results (Shooting)

Shooting at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

  

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Events: 2

Participants: 41 (41 men and 0 women) from 10 countries
Youngest Participant: MEX Gustavo Huet (19 years, 265 days)
Oldest Participant: ESP Julio Castro (52 years, 230 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): ITA Italy (2 medals)

Participating nations

A total of 41 shooters from 10 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games:[1]

  •  Argentina (2)
  •  Brazil (6)
  •  Germany (1)
  •  Hungary (3)
  •  Italy (6)
  •  Mexico (5)
  •  Portugal (4)
  •  Spain (5)
  •  Sweden (3)
  •  United States (6)
  

Overview

There were no Olympic shooting events held in 1928, mainly because of controversies related to the amateur rules for shooters in 1928. These problems were resolved for 1932, but in a way that left out many top shooters. The amateur rules were interpreted so strictly that many shooters could not compete at the Olympics.

After the [1912], [1920], and [1924 Olympic Shooting] programs, which featured numerous events, and several team events, the 1932 Olympic Shooting program was an austere one which featured only one pistol event and one rifle event. The shooting events were held at the [Los Angeles Police Rifle Range] at Elysian Fields. It was probably the worst shooting facility ever used for the Olympics. The pistol range was in reasonable condition, although one Italian coach stepped on a loose board at the range, fell and broke his hip. But the rifle range was a mess. The 50-metre firing line was not 50 metres from the targets, and it was not parallel to the line of shoot. To get close to 50-metres, the shooters were pushed back against the wall of the facility, but the distance still lacked a few feet of being 50 metres. This was solved by hanging the targets on a hinged framework set a few feet beyond the marking pit. Because of the depression, the difficulty traveling to Los Angeles, and the strict amateur rules, there were only 18 competitors in the pistol event, and 26 in the rifle event. Only 41 shooters from 11 nations competed at the 1932 Olympics.

When shooting was reintroduced at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles after being absent at the previous Games, it consisted of two events, one rifle event and one pistol event. The competitions were held on August 12, 1932 and August 13, 1932

  

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
rapid fire pistol

 Renzo Morigi (ITA)  Heinz Hax (GER)  Domenico Matteucci (ITA)
rifle prone

 Bertil Rönnmark (SWE)  Gustavo Huet (MEX)  Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky (HUN)
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 2
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
3  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
Totals (5 nations) 2 2 2 6
 

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

 Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Police Pistol Range, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Format: 25 metres. Six-shot series with targets exposed for 8 seconds in rounds one, two, and three, 6 seconds in round four, 4 seconds in round five, 3 seconds in round six, and then 2 seconds in subsequent rounds until ties broken.

Competitors 18from 7 nations

Summary

The weather on the day of the pistol match was bright and clear. The event consisted of the shooters firing three sets of 6 shots with the target visible for 8 seconds. Ties were broken by 6-shot strings fired in 6 seconds, and then 4 seconds, 3 seconds, and 2 seconds. Of the 18 shooters competing, 12 scored perfect 18s in the opening round contested over 8-second strings. The 6-second string did little to break the tie, as only Tom Carr (USA) failed to hit all 6 targets and was eliminated. In the 4-second string, six shooters scored prefect 6s and five shooters were eliminated. All three of the Italian shooters advanced to the next stage. [Renzo Morigi] and [Domenico Matteucci] were joined by Germany’s [Heinrich Hax] in hitting all six targets in 3 seconds, and they contested the final competition over 2 seconds. Morigi again recorded a perfect score to win the gold medal, hitting his final target as it was turning away, with Hax taking second with 4 targets, and Matteucci third with 3 targets. Most of the foreign shooters came with German Walther and Spanish Star pistols, but after watching the Americans using .22 Colt Woodsman pistols, they all went and bought that pistol, and it was used by all shooters in the competition.

The men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event. The competition was held on August 12, 1932. 18 shooters from 7 nations competed

Results

A maximum of three competitors per nation were allowed.

Round 1: Three series to six shots - every target visible for eight seconds.

Round 2: Six shots - every target visible for six seconds.

Round 3: Six shots - every target visible for four seconds.

Round 4: Six shots - every target visible for three seconds.

Round 5: Six shots - every target visible for two seconds.

After the first round all competitors were eliminated, which were not able to hit all 18 targets. Only one competitor was eliminated after the second round, because he was not able to achieve all six hits. Five marksmen were eliminated after round three and three were eliminated after the fourth round. No ties were shot-off.

Renzo Morigi won the contest without missing any target.

Place Shooter Total Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1  Renzo Morigi (ITA) 42 18 6 6 6 6
2  Heinz Hax (GER) 40 18 6 6 6 4
3  Domenico Matteucci (ITA) 39 18 6 6 6 3
4  Walter Boninsegni (ITA) 35 18 6 6 5 -
 José González (ESP) 35 18 6 6 5 -
 Arturo Villanueva (MEX) 29 18 6 6 5 -
7  José Maria Ferreira (POR) 29 18 6 5 - -
 Arnulfo Hernández (MEX) 29 18 6 5 - -
 Rafael Afonso de Sousa (POR) 29 18 6 5 - -
 Luther Roberts (USA) 29 18 6 5 - -
 Gustavo Salinas (MEX) 28 18 6 5 - -
12  Thomas Carr (USA) 23 18 5 - - -
13  Manuel Corrales (ESP) 17 17 - - - -
 Luis Calvet (ESP) 17 17 - - - -
 Eugenio do Amaral (BRA) 17 17 - - - -
16  Ernest Tippin (USA) 16 16 - - - -
17  Bráz Magaldi (BRA) 15 15 - - - -
 Antônio da Silveira (BRA) 15 15 - - - -

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P  
1 Renzo Morigi 37 Italy ITA Gold 42 18 6 6 6 6  
2 Heinz Hax 32 Germany GER Silver 40 18 6 6 6 4  
3 Domenico Matteucci 37 Italy ITA Bronze 39 18 6 6 6 3  
4T Walter Boninsegni 30 Italy ITA   35 18 6 6 5    
4T José González 25 Spain ESP   35 18 6 6 5    
4T Arturo Villanueva   Mexico MEX   35 18 6 6 5    
7T José Maria Ferreira   Portugal POR   29 18 6 5      
7T Arnulfo Hernández   Mexico MEX   29 18 6 5      
7T Rafael de Sousa   Portugal POR   29 18 6 5      
7T Luther Roberts 30 United States USA   29 18 6 5      
7T Gustavo Salinas   Mexico MEX   29 18 6 5      
12 Thomas Carr 26 United States USA   23 18 5        
13T Manuel Corrales 35 Spain ESP   17 17          
13T Luis Calvet 44 Spain ESP   17 17          
13T Eugenio do Amaral   Brazil BRA   17 17          
16 Ernest Tippin 42 United States USA   16 16          
17T Bráz Magaldi   Brazil BRA   15 15          
17T Antônio da Silveira 36 Brazil BRA   15 15          

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Police Pistol Range, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 13, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Format: 50 metres prone. 30 shots. 300 possible.

 

Summary

There were 14 firing points at the rifle range, and with 26 in the event, the English Match was fired in two relays. During the first relay, Hungary’s [Antal Barát-Lemberkovits] shot one round at the wrong target. The shot scored a 10 on the wrong target. The error eventually cost Barát-Lemberkovits the gold medal, as he finished 9 points out of the gold medal. [Bertil Rönnmark] (SWE), a pharmacist, and [Gustavo Huet] (MEX), a student, tied for first with 294 and shot-off for the gold medal, with Rönnmark winning. Rönnmark used a Danish rifle and ammunition, while Huet used American equipment. After the shooting, Swedes Rönnmark and [Andersson] (5th) had given their left-over bullets to friends. When they both made a shoot-off, they had to track back their ammo, risking elimination without bullets.

The men's 50 metre rifle, prone was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. The competition was held on August 13, 1932. 26 shooters from 9 nations competed

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record - none - -
Olympic Record 398(*) France Pierre Coquelin de Lisle Paris (FRA) June 23, 1924

There was no official world record registered.

(*) 400 rings possible

Results

A maximum of three competitors per nation were allowed.

The competition was held over 15 series of two shots, so every shooter had 30 shots. The maximum score was 300. The shot-off was again a compete series. No ties were shot-off after the first three places.

Antal Barát-Lemberkovits missed one shot when he fired on the target of Gustavo Huet. This ten rings would have given him the gold medal.

After the original competition Bertil Rönnmark gave the rest of his rounds of ammunition to other marksmen not thinking about the possibility of a shoot-off. So he had to borrow the rounds for the final shoot-off to win the gold medal.

Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky set the best performance in the shoot-off with 296 rings, nevertheless the Olympic record was only credited to Bertil Rönnmark for his 294 rings.

Place Shooter Total Shoot off
1  Bertil Rönnmark (SWE) 294 294
2  Gustavo Huet (MEX) 294 290
3  Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky (HUN) 293 296
4  Mario Zorzi (ITA) 293 293
5  Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 292
 William Harding (USA) 292
 Francisco António Real (POR) 292
 Karl August Larsson (SWE) 292
9  Julio Castro (ESP) 291
10  Carlos Guerrero (MEX) 290
11  Tibor Tary (HUN) 289
 Gustavo Salinas (MEX) 289
13  Ugo Cantelli (ITA) 288
 Edward Shumaker (USA) 288
15  Rom Stanifer (USA) 287
16  Antonio Daneri (ARG) 286
 Amedeo Bruni (ITA) 286
18  Antal Barát-Lemberkovits (HUN) 285
19  Manoel Braga (BRA) 284
20  Manuel Guerra (POR) 282
 Antônio Guimarães (BRA) 282
22  Sigfrido Vogel (ARG) 281
23  José Maria Ferreira (POR) 279
24  José Castro (BRA) 277
25  Buenaventura Bagaria (ESP) 274
26  Manuel Corrales (ESP) 268

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO  
1 Bertil Rönnmark 26 Sweden SWE Gold 294    
2 Gustavo Huet 19 Mexico MEX Silver 294    
3 Zoltán Soós-Ruszka Hradetzky 30 Hungary HUN Bronze 293    
4 Mario Zorzi 22 Italy ITA   293    
5 Gustaf Andersson 46 Sweden SWE   292 296  
6 William Harding 21 United States USA   292    
7 Francisco António Real 46 Portugal POR   292    
8 Karl August Larsson 26 Sweden SWE   292    
9 Julio Castro 52 Spain ESP   291    
10 Carlos Guerrero   Mexico MEX   290    
11T Tibor Tary 22 Hungary HUN   289    
11T Gustavo Salinas   Mexico MEX   289    
13T Ugo Cantelli 29 Italy ITA   288    
13T Edward Shumaker 36 United States USA   288    
15 Rom Stanifer 28 United States USA   287    
16T Antonio Daneri 47 Argentina ARG   286    
16T Amedeo Bruni 25 Italy ITA   286    
18 Antal Barát-Lemberkovits 29 Hungary HUN   285    
19 Manoel Braga 30 Brazil BRA   284    
20T Manuel Guerra 42 Portugal POR   282    
20T Antônio Guimarães 32 Brazil BRA   282    
22 Sigfrido Vogel   Argentina ARG   281    
23 José Maria Ferreira   Portugal POR   279    
24 José Castro   Brazil BRA   277    
25 Buenaventura Bagaria   Spain ESP   274    
26 Manuel Corrales 35 Spain ESP   268  

 

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