Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Continental style
|Men's Continental style|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Archery competitions inside White City Stadium during the 1908 games.
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||17 from 3 nations|
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The men's Continental style was one of three archery events on the Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Arrows were shot singly. Each archer shot 40 arrows, with the target 50 metres distant. The event was held on 20 July.
Just as the British dominated the York round archery, the French dominated the Continental-style. The one Briton to enter placed 12th, while the American placed 15th. However, in a demonstration event, R. O. Backhouse of Great Britain shot a 260 in forty arrows at 50 metres. He received a Diploma of Merit for the accomplishment, which would have earned a silver medal had he been shooting in competition.
|12||John Keyworth||Great Britain||190|
|14||Jean Louis de la Croix||France||177|
|15||Henry B. Richardson||United States||171|
- Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
- De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Archery 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at .