Archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Women's double National round

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Women's double National round
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Queenie Newall.jpg
Gold medallist Queenie Newall in competition during the women's double National round.
VenueWhite City Stadium
Dates17–18 July
Competitors25 from 1 nation
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Queenie Newall  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lottie Dod  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Beatrice Hill-Lowe  Great Britain
← 1904

The women's double National 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 144 arrows each over the two rounds of 72. The competition was held on Friday, 17 July and Saturday, 18 July, with one round each day. The archers had to contend with significant rain and wind on the first day and gusts of wind on the second.[1][2]

Great Britain was the only nation to send female archers, ensuring that they swept this event. Queenie Newall, at 53 years of age, set a record for oldest female Olympic gold medallist that appears unlikely to be broken. Lottie Dod took second place, not quite matching her brother William Dod's gold medal finish in the men's York round.

NOCs were limited to 30 competitors each.[3] Twenty-five archers only from Great Britain competed.

Competition format[edit]

Each round consisted of 48 arrows at 60 yards (54.8 m) and 24 arrows at 50 yards (45.7 m). Three arrows were shot per end. Each hit was worth 9, 7, 5, 3, or 1 points depending on which ring was hit; an arrow touching two rings would count as hitting the higher value. Ties were broken first by number of hits, then by score at the longest range (60 yards), then by hits at the longest range.[4]

Results[edit]

Rank Archer Nation Score Hits
1st place, gold medalist(s) Queenie Newall  Great Britain 688 132
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lottie Dod  Great Britain 642 126
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Beatrice Hill-Lowe  Great Britain 618 118
4 Jessie Wadworth  Great Britain 605 122
5 Dora Honnywill  Great Britain 587 123
6 S. H. Armitage  Great Britain 582 112
7 V. W. H. Priestley-Foster  Great Britain 553 117
8 Lillian Wilson  Great Britain 534 112
9 Brenda Wadworth  Great Britain 522 123
10 M. Boddam-Whetham  Great Britain 510 114
11 Louisa Nott-Bower  Great Britain 503 109
12 Gertrude Appleyard  Great Britain 503 107
13 Norma Robertson  Great Britain 500 112
14 Margaret Weedon  Great Britain 498 104
15 Albertine Thackwell  Great Britain 484 104
16 Doris E. Day  Great Britain 483 109
17 Katherine Mudge  Great Britain 465 111
18 Ellen Babington  Great Britain 451 103
19 Christine Cadman  Great Britain 427 107
20 Martina Hyde  Great Britain 419 103
21 Sarah Leonard  Great Britain 410 92
22 Ina Wood  Great Britain 387 93
23 Janetta Vance  Great Britain 385 95
24 Emily Rushton  Great Britain 323 89
25 Hilda Williams  Great Britain 316 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Report, pp. 100–01.
  2. ^ "Archery at the 1908 London Summer Games: Women's Double National Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, p. 33.
  4. ^ Official Report, pp. 413–14.

Sources[edit]

  • 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 [1].