1 9 4 8
Twenty two
sets of olympic medals
were at stake in 1948
Switzerland
Country
St. Moritz
City
668
Athletes
77
591
Olympic Medals
1924 – 2014
all
Olympic Medals
28
Participating
Countries
HUNGARIAN SHOOTER

Karoly Takacs Hungarian shooter, who set and Olympic record in rapid-fire pistol event. This man deserves the greatest respect, he performed an extraordinary feat. In 1938, when he was in the army serving as a sergeant, defected grenade exploded on his right hand badly injuring his shooting hand. Karoly’s right hand was amputated upto the mid of his forearm. Sounded like it is time to say goodbye to sports. However, after, when Takacs was in a hospital for a month, he was training in secrecy, shooting with his left hand. Eight months were required to recover and gain an excellent sport shape to acquire his shooting skills in perfection. In 1939, Karoly Takacs have won the World champion’s title for the second time; he was in national team of Hungary, which won World championship on rapid-fire shooting events. Karoly Takacs won a gold medal in 25-meter distance rapid-fire shooting event and overcame the World record for 10 points. Four years later in Helsinki Karoly Takacs successfully defended his Olympic title and became the first shooter to win two Olympic gold medals in the 25-meter rapid-fire pistol.

Where do
the olympic medals go?
Table

Table

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total
  • 4 3 3 10
    01 Norway Norway
  • 4 3 3 10
    01 Sweden Sweden
  • 3 4 3 10
    01 Switzerland Switzerland
  • 3 4 2 9
    02 USA USA
  • 1 3 4 8
    03 Austria Austria
  • 1 3 2 6
    04 Finland Finland
  • 2 1 2 5
    05 France France
  • 2 0 1 3
    06 Canada Canada
  • 1 1 0 2
    07 Belgium Belgium
  • 0 0 2 2
    07 United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • 1 0 0 1
    08 Italy Italy
  • 0 1 0 1
    08 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • 0 1 0 1
    08 Hungary Hungary
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Argentina Argentina
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Chile Chile
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Denmark Denmark
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Greece Greece
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Iceland Iceland
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Lebanon Lebanon
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Netherlands Netherlands
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Poland Poland
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Romania Romania
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 South Korea South Korea
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Spain Spain
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Turkey Turkey
  • 0 0 0 0
    09 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
map
22 sets of olympic medals
were at stake in 1948
25-30 medals
15-24 medals
10-14 medals
6-9 medals
3-5 medals
1-2 medals

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  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Total