Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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At the 1896 Summer Olympics, five sport shooting events were contested. These events took place at the newly constructed shooting range at Kallithea. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Shooting. Sixty-one shooters from seven nations competed.

Medal summary[edit]

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 metre military rifle
 Pantelis Karasevdas (GRE)  Pavlos Pavlidis (GRE)  Nicolaos Trikupis (GRE)
300 metre free rifle, three positions
 Georgios Orphanidis (GRE)  Ioannis Frangoudis (GRE)  Viggo Jensen (DEN)
25 metre military pistol
 John Paine (USA)  Sumner Paine (USA)  Nikolaos Morakis (GRE)
25 metre rapid fire pistol
 Ioannis Frangoudis (GRE)  Georgios Orphanidis (GRE)  Holger Nielsen (DEN)
30 metre free pistol
 Sumner Paine (USA)  Holger Nielsen (DEN)  Ioannis Frangoudis (GRE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 61 shooters from 7 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table[edit]

1 Greece3339
2 United States2103
3 Denmark0123
Totals (3 nations)55515

Sub-Committee for Shooting[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J. & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9. (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X.