Alfred Lane

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Alfred Lane
1912 Alfred Lane.JPG
Lane in 1912
Personal information
Born(1891-09-26)September 26, 1891
New York, United States
DiedOctober 1965 (aged 74)
New York, United States
ClubUS Army

Alfred Page Lane (September 26, 1891 – October 1965) was an American sports shooter who competed at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics. He is a five-time Olympic Champion, and is the first of five shooters to have won two Olympic individual gold medals.


Lane was born to Frederic Henry Lane and Louise Abbott Mosely. He started training in shooting at the Manhattan Rifle and Revolver Association in New York, and by the age of 19 won several U.S. Revolver Association (USRA) championships. After the 1912 Olympics, he held USRA Champion titles for three consecutive years. He was later employed by Remington Arms for their advertising campaigns, and then became head of the photographic department for a magazine publisher.[1]

His five gold medals and 1 bronze medal were on loan from his family and on display at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. He was inducted into the United States International Shooters Hall of Fame in 1991.


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Lane giving shooting lesson to New York City police, 1914