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Hall of Fame - Tommy G. Pool

Tommy Pool

Date of Birth: February 10, 1935

Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama

Events: .22 Smallbore Rifle, Service Rifle, Running Target

Personal: Tommy Pool had a long career with the United States Army Marksmanship Unit and was a well known coach for the U.S. Army Reserves as well. Pool spent 16 years on active duty with the U.S. Army, and 15 years in the Army Reserves. He retired as a Lt. Col.

Pool attended West Texas State University, and found a later love in his life to be restoring 1956 Chevrolets. Pool served as the USAMU Public Information Officer (PIO) for many years. 

 

Competition Highlights

  • 1959 Pan American Games - Silver - 300m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1959 Pan American Games - Gold Team - 300m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Gold - 300m Free Rifle Standing 40 shots
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Bronze - 300m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Silver Team - 300m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - 300m Free Rifle Prone 40 shots (World Record Team)
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Gold Team- 50m Free Rifle Standing 40 shots (World Record Team)
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Bronze - 50m Free Rifle Kneeling 40 shots
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Silver Team - 50m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1964 Olympic Games - Silver - 50m Free Rifle Prone 60 shots
  • 1964 Olympic Games - 6th - 50m Free Rifle 3x40 shots
  • 1966 World Shooting Championships - Gold Team - 50m Free Rifle 3x40 shots (World Record Team)
  • 1966 World Shooting Championships - Gold Team - 50m Free Rifle Kneeling 40 shots
  • 1966 World Shooting Championships - Bronze Team - 50m Free Rifle Standing 40 shots
  • 1966 World Shooting Championships - 50m Free Rifle Prone 40 shots (World Record Team)
  • 1973 Championship of the Americas - Gold Team - 50m Free Rifle Prone 60 shots

 Tommy G. Pool, 1964 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 50m Free Rifle Prone 60 shots

 

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