John Harry Larsen (27 August 1913 – 5 August 1989) was a Norwegian rifle shooter who competed in the 100 metre running deer event at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He won a gold medal in 1952 and placed eighth in 1956. At the 1952 Olympics he used a custom M95M Trombone Conversion in 6.5×55mm of which there were only 3 made. Larsen won seven gold medals at the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 1949–1954. His son, John H. Larsen, Jr., also became an Olympic rifle shooter.
John Larsen in 1952
|Born||27 August 1913|
Østre Aker, Oslo, Norway
|Died||5 August 1989 (aged 75)|
|Event(s)||Rifle, 100 metre running deer|
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- Steyr M95M trombone conversion in 6.5x55
- All ISSF World Championships medalists 1897–2005. issf-shooting.org
- "John Larsen". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
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