Martin Gison

Martin Mauricio Gison[1] (born 14 March 1914,[2] date of death unknown) was a Filipino sports shooter. He is competed at five Olympic Games, the most for any Filipino as of 2008.[3]

Martin Gison
Personal information
Birth nameMartin Mauricio Gison
NationalityFilipino
Born(1914-03-14)14 March 1914
Sport
CountryPhilippines
SportSports shooting

Gison's first Olympics was in 1936 at 22 years old. He also competed at the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1964 editions of the Olympics. The best finished accomplished by Gison was in 1936 where he placed fourth in the men's 50m small-bore rifle event.[3]

During World War II, Gison was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese and survived the Bataan Death March.[4]

References

  1. "THE XVIth SUMMER GAMES - Shooting". Marcolympics. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. "Martin Gison". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. "Did you know?". GMA News. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. "PSC honors sports icons". Tempo. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.


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