Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Shooting

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, five sport shooting events were contested. These events took place at the newly constructed shooting range at Kallithea. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Shooting. 61 shooters from seven nations competed.

Medal summary[edit]

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 metre military rifle
details
 Pantelis Karasevdas
Greece (GRE)
 Panagiotis Pavlidis
Greece (GRE)
 Nicolaos Trikupis
Greece (GRE)
300 metre free rifle, three positions
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 Georgios Orphanidis
Greece (GRE)
 Ioannis Frangoudis
Greece (GRE)
 Viggo Jensen
Denmark (DEN)
25 metre military pistol
details
 John Paine
United States (USA)
 Sumner Paine
United States (USA)
 Nikolaos Morakis
Greece (GRE)
25 metre rapid fire pistol
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 Ioannis Frangoudis
Greece (GRE)
 Georgios Orphanidis
Greece (GRE)
 Holger Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)
30 metre free pistol
details
 Sumner Paine
United States (USA)
 Holger Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)
 Ioannis Frangoudis
Greece (GRE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 61 shooters from 7 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Greece 3 3 3 9
2 United States 2 1 0 3
3 Denmark 0 1 2 3

Sub-Committee for Shooting[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.