Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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 summaryEdit

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
John Pike
John Postans
  Canada (CAN)
George Beattie
Walter Ewing
Mylie Fletcher
David McMackon
George Vivian
Arthur Westover
  Great Britain (GBR)
John Butt
Harold Creasey
Bob Hutton
William Morris
Gerald Skinner
George Whitaker

Participating nationsEdit

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

Medal tableEdit

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". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. 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.