Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol

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Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Venue Kallithea shooting range
Date April 11
Competitors 4 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Shooting at the
1896 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
Rifle
200 m military rifle   men
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. men
Pistol
25 m military pistol men
25 m rapid fire pistol men
30 m free pistol men

The men's rapid fire pistol was one of the five sport shooting events on the Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. With the American Paine brothers disqualified from entering due to their armament not being of the required specification for the event (only muzzle loading pistols of .45 caliber were allowed), only four shooters entered the fourth shooting event. Three nations were represented. Each shooter fired five strings of six shots at a target 25 metres distant. The competition was held on 11 April and resulted in the top two places going to the Greek marksmen. Nielsen took third place and Merlin did not finish.

Results[edit]

Place Shooter Score Hits
1  Ioannis Frangoudis (GRE) 344 23
2  Georgios Orphanidis (GRE) 249 20
3  Holger Nielsen (DEN) Unknown
 Sidney Merlin (GBR) DNF

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 978-0-7864-0379-0.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 978-1-86197-342-9.