Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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.

Shooting
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting pictogram
VenueKallithea
Dates8–12 April
No. of events5 (5 men, 0 women)
Competitors61 from 7 nations
1900 →

Medal summaryEdit

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
details
Pantelis Karasevdas
  Greece
Pavlos Pavlidis
  Greece
Nicolaos Trikupis
  Greece
300 metre free rifle, three positions
details
Georgios Orphanidis
  Greece
Ioannis Frangoudis
  Greece
Viggo Jensen
  Denmark
25 metre military pistol
details
John Paine
  United States
Sumner Paine
  United States
Nikolaos Morakis
  Greece
25 metre rapid fire pistol
details
Ioannis Frangoudis
  Greece
Georgios Orphanidis
  Greece
Holger Nielsen
  Denmark
30 metre free pistol
details
Sumner Paine
  United States
Holger Nielsen
  Denmark
Ioannis Frangoudis
  Greece

Participating nationsEdit

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

Medal tableEdit

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

Sub-Committee for ShootingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.