Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's double York round

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Men's double York round
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
William Dod.jpg
Gold medallist William Dod in competition during the men's double York round.
VenueWhite City Stadium
Dates17–18 July
Competitors27 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) William Dod  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Reginald Brooks-King  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henry B. Richardson  United States
← 1904

The men's double York round was one of three archery events on the archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Arrows were shot in ends, or groups, of three. The archers shot a total of 288 arrows each over the two rounds of 144. The competition was held on Friday, 17 July and Saturday, 18 July, with one round each day. Each round consisted of 72 arrows at 100 yards (91.4 m), 48 arrows at 80 yards (73 m), and 24 arrows at 60 yards (54.8 m).

William Dod won the competition to best his sister Lottie Dod's result; she won the silver medal in the women's competition. The United States' only archer won a bronze medal in this competition, preventing Great Britain from sweeping this event as they did the women's competition and France did the Continental-style event. A number of French archers entered the York round competition, though none did better than 16th place.

Twenty-seven archers from three nations competed.


Place Archer Score
1st, gold medalist(s)  William Dod (GBR) 815
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Reginald Brooks-King (GBR) 768
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Henry B. Richardson (USA) 760
4  John Penrose (GBR) 709
5  John Bridges (GBR) 687
6  Harold James (GBR) 652
7  Theodore Robinson (GBR) 647
8  Hugh Nesham (GBR) 643
9  John Keyworth (GBR) 622
10  Charles Keene (GBR) 543
11  Capel Pownall (GBR) 532
12  John Stopford (GBR) 530
13  Robert Backhouse (GBR) 516
14  Robert Heathcote (GBR) 476
15  Geoffrey Cornewall (GBR) 430
16  Henri Berton (FRA) 425
17  Eugène Richez (FRA) 418
18  Charles Coates (GBR) 413
19  Eugène Grisot (FRA) 410
20  Louis Vernet (FRA) 385
21  Richard Bagnall-Oakeley (GBR) 374
22  Louis-Albert Salingré (FRA) 347
23  Albert Dauchez (FRA) 280
24  Charles Quervel (FRA) 241
25  Édouard Beaudoin (FRA) 215
26  Gustave Cabaret (FRA) 191
27  Alfred Poupart (FRA) 36 (DNF)


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • sports-reference
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Archery 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].