Harald Vollmar was a four-time Olympic sports shooter who won three medals in free pistol shooting – bronze in 1968, and silvers in both 1976 and 1980. Only at the 1972 München Games did he finish off the podium, placing fifth. In 1970 he won a gold medal at the World Championships, and added a bronze in 1977. He also won gold medals in 1975 and 1977 at the Europeans, with three more silvers and one bronze. Vollmar won 11 East German titles.
Vollmar later became a national coach in East Germany and, after German reunification, in Switzerland. He wanted to participate a fifth time at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but GDR officials convinced him to assume a board position in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) instead.
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