Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's single-shot running deer

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Men's single-shot running deer
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Bisley rifle range
Date July 9
Competitors 15 from 4 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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Shooting at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
1000 yard free rifle men
300 m free rifle men
Team free rifle men
Team military rifle men
Stationary target small-bore rifle men
Moving target small-bore rifle men
Disappearing target small-bore rifle men
Team small-bore rifle men
Single-shot running deer men
Double-shot running deer men
Team single-shot running deer men
Individual pistol men
Team pistol men
Individual trap men
Team trap men

The men's single-shot running deer competition was one of 15 shooting sports events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] A deer-shaped target made 10 runs of 75 feet, with the shooter firing one shot during each run. The runs lasted about 4 seconds each and took place 110 yards distant from the shooter. There were three concentric circles on the target, with the smallest counting for 4 points, the middle for 3, and the outermost for 2. A hit outside the circles but still on the target (except on the haunch) counted for 1 point. The maximum possible score was thus 40 points.

Results[edit]

Place Shooter Score
1  Oscar Swahn (SWE) 25
2  Ted Ranken (GBR) 24
3  Alexander Rogers (GBR) 24
4  Maurice Blood (GBR) 23
5  Albert Kempster (GBR) 22
6  James Cowan (GBR) 21
 William Russell Lane-Joynt (GBR) 21
 Walter W. Winans (USA) 21
9  Joshua Millner (GBR) 20
10  Charles Nix (GBR) 19
11  Ernst Rosell (SWE) 17
12  William Ellicott (GBR) 16
13  Léon Tétart (FRA) 11
14  Maurice Robion du Pont (FRA) 6
15  André Barbillat (FRA) 3

De Wael also lists another British shooter, John Bashford, as having competed and placed lower than Barbillat. However, the Official Report makes no mention of Bashford in its list of competitors.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Shooting 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 11 May 2006.