Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
25 metre rapid fire pistol men
50 metre free pistol men
50 metre free pistol, team men
Trap shooting men
300 metre free rifle, standing men
300 metre free rifle, kneeling men
300 metre free rifle, prone men
300 metre free rifle, three positions men
300 metre free rifle, team men

At the 1900 Summer Olympics, 9 shooting events were included. Many other shooting events were featured in Paris at about the same time, but only 9 events are considered Olympic by the International Olympic Committee. The competitions were held from August 3, 1900 to August 5, 1900.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
25 metre rapid fire pistol
details
 Maurice Larrouy
France (FRA)
 Léon Moreaux
France (FRA)
 Eugène Balme
France (FRA)
50 metre free pistol, individual
details
 Karl Röderer
Switzerland (SUI)
 Achille Paroche
France (FRA)
 Konrad Stäheli
Switzerland (SUI)
50 metre free pistol, team
details
 Switzerland (SUI)
Friedrich Lüthi
Paul Probst
Louis Richardet
Karl Röderer
Konrad Stäheli
 France (FRA)
Louis Duffoy
Maurice Lecoq
Léon Moreaux
Achille Paroche
Trinité
 Netherlands (NED)
Solko van den Bergh
Antonius Bouwens
Dirk Boest Gips
Henrik Sillem
Anthony Sweijs
300 metre free rifle, standing
details
 Lars Jørgen Madsen
Denmark (DEN)
 Ole Østmo
Norway (NOR)
 Charles Paumier
Belgium (BEL)
300 metre free rifle, kneeling
details
 Konrad Stäheli
Switzerland (SUI)
 Emil Kellenberger
Switzerland (SUI)

 Anders Peter Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)

None awarded
300 metre free rifle, prone
details
 Achille Paroche
France (FRA)
 Anders Peter Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)
 Ole Østmo
Norway (NOR)
300 metre free rifle, 3 positions
details
 Emil Kellenberger
Switzerland (SUI)
 Anders Peter Nielsen
Denmark (DEN)
 Paul van Asbroeck
Belgium (BEL)

 Ole Østmo
Norway (NOR)

300 metre free rifle, team
details
 Switzerland (SUI)
Franz Böckli
Alfred Grütter
Emil Kellenberger
Louis Richardet
Konrad Stäheli
 Norway (NOR)
Olaf Frydenlund
Hellmer Hermandsen
Ole Østmo
Ole Sæther
Tom Seeberg
 France (FRA)
Auguste Cavadini
Maurice Lecoq
Léon Moreaux
Achille Paroche
René Thomas
Trap shooting
details
 Roger de Barbarin
France (FRA)
 René Guyot
France (FRA)
 Justinien de Clary
France (FRA)

Non-Olympic events[edit]

Competitors in these events had to kill as many live pigeons as possible. Birds were released one at a time from 'traps' in front of the shooters; winners were determined by whoever shot the most birds out of the sky. A shooter was eliminated once they missed two birds. Nearly 300 birds were killed. A prize purse of up to 20,000 Francs was awarded to the winners, though the top four finishers agreed to split the winnings.[1] This was the first and only time in Olympic history when animals were killed on purpose. Animal rights campaigns were mounted to stop live shooting; in 1902 bans came into force in the United States leading to the introduction of clay pigeons.[2]

The following results are not included in the official IOC Olympic results list:

Live pigeon shooting - 20 franc entrance fee

Place Athlete Pigeons
1  Donald Mackintosh (AUS) 22
2  Pedro José Pidal y Bernaldo de Quirós (ESP) 21
3  Murphy (USA) 19

Live pigeon shooting - 200 franc entrance fee

Place Athlete Pigeons
1  Léon de Lunden (BEL) 21
2  Maurice Faure (FRA) 20
3  Donald MacKintosh (AUS) 18
 Crittenden Robinson (USA) 18

Running game target

Place Athlete Time
1  Louis Debray (FRA) 20
 Pierre Nivet (FRA) 20
3  Comte de Lambert (FRA) 19

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 75 shooters from 9 nations competed at the Paris Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Switzerland (SUI) 5 1 1 7
2  France (FRA) 3 4 3 10
3  Denmark (DEN) 1 3 0 4
4  Norway (NOR) 0 2 2 4
5  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 2 2
6  Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Pigeon Shooting". Topend Sports Network. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Harris, Tim (2012). Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know . Random House. ISBN 978-1-4090-7810-4. 

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