Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London saw fifteen shooting events. Most of the events were held at Bisley, Surrey while the trap shooting events were held at Uxendon.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
1000 yd free rifle
 Joshua Millner (GBR)  Kellogg Casey (USA)  Maurice Blood (GBR)
300 m free rifle, three positions
 Albert Helgerud (NOR)  Harry Simon (USA)  Ole Sæther (NOR)
300 m free rifle, team
 Norway (NOR)
Julius Braathe
Albert Helgerud
Einar Liberg
Olaf Sæther
Ole Sæther
Gudbrand Skatteboe
 Sweden (SWE)
Per-Olof Arvidsson
Janne Gustafsson
Axel Jansson
Gustaf Adolf Jonsson
Claës Rundberg
Gustav-Adolf Sjöberg
 France (FRA)
Eugène Balme
Raoul de Boigne
Albert Courquin
Léon Johnson
Maurice Lecoq
André Parmentier
Team military rifle
 United States (USA)
Charles Benedict
Kellogg Casey
Ivan Eastman
William Leuschner
William Martin
Charles Winder
 Great Britain (GBR)
Arthur Fulton
John Martin
Harcourt Ommundsen
Walter Padgett
Philip Richardson
Fleetwood Varley
 Canada (CAN)
Charles Crowe
William Eastcott
Harry Kerr
Dugald McInnis
William Smith
Bruce Williams
Stationary target small-bore rifle
 Arthur Carnell (GBR)  Harold Humby (GBR)  George Barnes (GBR)
Moving target small-bore rifle
 John Fleming (GBR)  Maurice Matthews (GBR)  William Marsden (GBR)
Disappearing target small-bore rifle
 William Styles (GBR)  Harold Hawkins (GBR)  Edward Amoore (GBR)
Team small-bore rifle
 Great Britain (GBR)
Edward Amoore
Harold Humby
Maurice Matthews
William Pimm
 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Carlberg
Vilhelm Carlberg
Johan Hübner von Holst
Franz-Albert Schartau
 France (FRA)
Henri Bonnefoy
Paul Colas
Léon Lécuyer
André Regaud
Single-shot running deer
 Oscar Swahn (SWE)  Ted Ranken (GBR)  Alexander Rogers (GBR)
Double-shot running deer
 Walter Winans (USA)  Ted Ranken (GBR)  Oscar Swahn (SWE)
Team single-shot running deer
 Sweden (SWE)
Arvid Knöppel
Ernst Rosell
Alfred Swahn
Oscar Swahn
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Ellicott
William Russell Lane-Joynt
Charles Nix
Ted Ranken
none awarded
Individual pistol
 Paul Van Asbroeck (BEL)  Réginald Storms (BEL)  James Gorman (USA)
Team pistol
 United States (USA)
Charles Axtell
Irving Calkins
John Dietz
James Gorman
 Belgium (BEL)
René Englebert
Charles Paumier du Verger
Réginald Storms
Paul Van Asbroeck
 Great Britain (GBR)
Geoffrey Coles
William Ellicott
Henry Lynch-Staunton
Jesse Wallingford
Individual trap shooting
 Walter Ewing (CAN)  George Beattie (CAN)  Alexander Maunder (GBR)
 Anastasios Metaxas (GRE)[2]
Team trap shooting
 Great Britain (GBR)
Peter Easte
Alexander Maunder
Frank Moore
Charles Palmer
James Pike
John Postans
 Canada (CAN)
George Beattie
Walter Ewing
Mylie Fletcher
David McMackon
George Vivian
Arthur Westover
 Great Britain (GBR)
John Butt
Harold Creasey
Richard Hutton
William Morris
Gerald Skinner
George Whitaker

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 215 shooters from 14 nations competed at the London Games:[1]

Medal table[edit]

1 Great Britain (GBR)67821
2 United States (USA)3216
3 Sweden (SWE)2215
4 Norway (NOR)2013
5 Canada (CAN)1214
6 Belgium (BEL)1203
7 France (FRA)0022
8 Greece (GRE)0011
Totals (8 nations)15151545


  1. ^ a b "Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games". Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ Metaxas is generally credited with a bronze medal; no tie-breaker was held. The 1908 official report at p. 280 lists Metaxas as having tied with Maunder and assigns bronze medals to each. However, Metaxas does not appear in the IOC medal database, which lists only Maunder as sole bronze medalist. Some sources follow this database.


  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Shooting 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 12 May 2006.