In 1908 pistol dueling was demonstrated as part of the concurrent Franco-British Exhibition, using the Olympic fencing arena and in front of invited guests. There were no official demonstration sports until 1912. The competition involved two male competitors firing at each other with dueling pistols loaded with wax bullets and wearing protective equipment for the torso, face, and hands. Teams were sent by countries including France, the UK, and the USA. The 20-meter competition was won by the French team of Major Ferrus, J Marais and J Rouvcanachi.
1906 medal summary
|20 m duelling pistol||Léon Moreaux (FRA)||Cesare Liverziani (ITA)||Maurice Lecoq (FRA)|
|30 m duelling pistol||Konstantinos Skarlatos (GRE)||Johan Hübner von Holst (SWE)||Vilhelm Carlberg (SWE)|
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