Paul Van Asbroeck

Paul Van Asbroeck (1 May 1874 – 1959) was a Belgian sport shooter who competed in the early 20th century in rifle and pistol shooting. He competed at the 1900 Olympics in Paris and won a bronze medal in the military rifle 3 positions category. However the medal was tied with Norwegian Ole Ostmo.[1]

Paul Van Asbroeck
Personal information
Born(1874-05-01)1 May 1874
Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died1959 (aged 84–85)
Sport
SportSport shooting

In the 1908 Olympics in London he won the Free pistol event and took silver in the team event.[1] He also won the individual World Championships in that event in 1904, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1912, and 1914.

He also competed in the 1920, 1924, and 1936 Olympic Games, for a total of five Olympic appearances.[1] The document 'Five Or More Appearances in the Olympics, 1992 Revision' by the Olympic historians Lennart Dahllöf, Wolf Lyberg, and Dr Bill Mallon[2] claims that Van Asbroeck appeared in six Olympic Games, citing '1906-08, 20-28, 36', but this appears to be in error. Presumably the 1906 is a typo for 1900, since he did compete in 1906. The 1906 Intercalated Games do not count as 'official' Olympics, while shooting was not part of the Olympic programme in 1904 or 1928.[3]

Olympic resultsEdit

Olympic results
Event 1900 1908 1920 1924 1936
300 metre free rifle, standing 4th
297
- - - -
300 metre free rifle, kneeling 4th
308
- - - -
300 metre free rifle, prone 8th
312
- - - -
300 metre free rifle, three positions   Bronze
917
- unknown - -
Team free rifle 5th
4166
5th
4509
12th
3936
11th
550
-
50 metre pistol -   Gold
490
7th
466
- 31st
510
50 metre free pistol, team -   Silver
1863
5th
2229
- -
30 metre military pistol, team - - 7th
1221
- -
50 metre small-bore rifle - - unknown 9th
391
55th
285
50 metre small-bore rifle, team - - 6th
1785
- -
300 metre team military rifle, prone - - 14th
264
- -
300 metre team military rifle, standing - - 12th
217
- -
600 metre team military rifle, prone - - 10th
264
- -
300 and 600 metre team military rifle, prone - - 14th
469
- -
25 metre rapid fire pistol - - - 51st
8
-
600 metre free rifle - - - 24th
82
-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sports Reference: Paul Van Asbroeck". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ "CONTENTdm" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Paul Van Asbroeck". Olympedia. Retrieved 30 December 2020.

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