Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's team single-shot running deer

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Men's team single-shot running deer
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Bisley rifle range
Date 10 July
Competitors 8 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sweden (SWE)
Arvid Knöppel, Ernst Rosell, Alfred Swahn, Oscar Swahn
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
William Ellicott, William Russell Lane-Joynt, Charles Nix, Ted Ranken
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Shooting at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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1000 yard free rifle men
300 m free rifle men
Team free rifle men
Team military rifle men
Stationary target small-bore rifle men
Moving target small-bore rifle men
Disappearing target small-bore rifle men
Team small-bore rifle men
Single-shot running deer men
Double-shot running deer men
Team single-shot running deer men
Individual pistol men
Team pistol men
Individual trap men
Team trap men

The men's team single-shot running deer competition was one of 15 shooting sports events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] Teams consisted of four shooters. A deer-shaped target made 10 runs of 75 feet, with the shooter firing one shot during each run. The runs lasted about 4 seconds each and took place 110 yards distant from the shooter. There were three concentric circles on the target, with the smallest counting for 4 points, the middle for 3, and the outermost for 2. A hit outside the circles but still on the target (except on the haunch) counted for 1 point. The maximum possible score was thus 40 points per shooter, or 160 for the team.


Place Nation Shooter Score
1  Sweden (SWE) Team total 86
Alfred Swahn 26
Arvid Knöppel 22
Oscar Swahn 21
Ernst Rosell 17
2  Great Britain (GBR) Team total 85
Charles Nix 27
William Russell Lane-Joynt 22
William Ellicott 18
Ted Ranken 18



  • 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 11 May 2006.