Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Continental style

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Men's Continental style
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date July 20
Competitors 17 from 3 nations
Gold medal    France
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    France
Archery at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Archery pictogram.svg
Double York round   men
Continental style   men
Double National round   women

The men's Continental style was one of three archery events on the Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Arrows were shot singly. Each archer shot 40 arrows, with the target 50 metres distant. The event was held on 20 July.

Just as the British dominated the York round archery, the French dominated the Continental-style. The one Briton to enter placed 12th, while the American placed 15th. However, in a demonstration event, R. O. Backhouse of Great Britain shot a 260 in forty arrows at 50 metres. He received a Diploma of Merit for the accomplishment, which would have earned a silver medal had he been shooting in competition.


Place Name Nation Score
1 Eugène Grisot France 263
2 Louis Vernet France 256
3 Gustave Cabaret France 255
4 Charles Aubras France 231
5 Charles Quervel France 223
6 Albert Dauchez France 222
7 Louis Salingre France 215
8 Henri Berton France 212
9 Eugène Richez France 210
10 Edouard Beaudoin France 206
11 Charles Vallée France 193
12 John Keyworth Great Britain 190
13 Émile Fisseux France 185
14 Jean Louis de la Croix France 177
15 Henry B. Richardson United States 171
16 Alfred Poupart France 155
17 Oscar Jay France 134


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Archery 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].