Shooting at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 300 metre free rifle, team

The men's 300 metre team free rifle was a shooting sports event held as part of the Shooting at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth and final appearance of the event. The competition was held on 31 July 1920. 70 shooters from 14 nations competed.[1] The event was won by the United States, in its first (and only) appearance in the men's team free rifle. Norway finished with four podium appearances (all at silver or better) in the four appearances of the event, taking silver in 1920. Switzerland earned bronze, its first medal in the event since gold in 1900.

Men's team free rifle
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Shooting at the 1920 Summer Olympics, Norvegian team.jpg
Norwegian team
VenueBeverloo Camp
Date31 July
Competitors70 from 14 nations
Winning score4876
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Switzerland
← 1912

Albert Helgerud and Gudbrand Skatteboe each won their third medal in the event, matching Ole Sæther (1900, 1908, and 1912) for the most ever won; each of those Norwegian shooters had one gold and two silver medals. Østen Østensen earned his second medal, the seventh and last man to achieve multiple medals in the event.


This was the fourth and final appearance of the men's 300 metre team rifle event, which was held 4 times between 1900 and 1920.[2][3]

Czechoslovakia, Italy, Spain, and the United States each made their debut in the event. Denmark, France, and Norway each made their fourth appearance, having competed in each edition of the event before it was cancelled.

Competition formatEdit

The competition had each shooter fire 120 shots, 40 shots in each of three positions: prone, kneeling (or sitting), and standing. The target was 1 metre in diameter, with 10 scoring rings; targets were set at a distance of 300 metres. The five team members' scores were then summed. Thus, the maximum score possible was 6000 points. The scores for the individual and team events were the same.[3]


Date Time Round
Saturday, 31 July 1920 Final


The scores of the five shooters on each team were the scores from the 300 metre free rifle, three positions event and were summed to give a team score.

Morris Fisher, the individual champion, won his second gold medal.

Rank Nation Shooter Score
    United States United States total 4876
Morris Fisher 996
Carl Osburn 980
Lloyd Spooner 975
Willis A. Lee 965
Dennis Fenton 960
    Norway Norway total 4748
Østen Østensen 980
Gudbrand Skatteboe 975
Albert Helgerud 955
Olaf Sletten 930
Otto Olsen 908
    Switzerland Switzerland total 4698
Fritz Kuchen 961
Gustave Amoudruz 959
Werner Schneeberger 947
Ulrich Fahrner 925
Bernard Siegenthaler 906
4   Finland Finland total 4668
Voitto Kolho 974
Vilho Vauhkonen 966
Kalle Lappalainen 945
Veli Nieminen 934
Magnus Wegelius 849
5   Denmark Denmark total 4644
Niels Larsen 989
Lars Jørgen Madsen 951
Peter Petersen 923
Niels Laursen 903
Anton Andersen 878
6   Sweden Sweden total 4591
Mauritz Eriksson 974
Hugo Johansson 961
Erik Blomqvist 924
Viktor Knutsson 896
Leon Lagerlöf 836
7   France France total 4487
Achille Paroche 996
Georges Roes 980
André Parmentier 975
Paul Colas 965
Albert Regnier 960
8   Netherlands Netherlands total 4383
Gerard van den Bergh 939
Antonius Bouwens 909
Jan Brussaard 866
Herman Bouwens 841
Cornelis van Dalen 828
9   Italy Italy total 4371
Alfredo Galli
Raffaele Frasca
Peppy Campus
Franco Micheli
Ricardo Ticchi
10   South Africa South Africa total 4292
Robert Bodley
Fred Morgan
Mark Paxton
David Smith
George Harvey
11   Spain Spain total 4080
José Bento
Antonio Bonilla
Domingo Rodríguez
Luis Calvet
Antonio Moreira
12   Belgium Belgium total 3936
Paul Van Asbroeck
Conrad Adriaenssens
Arthur Balbaert
Joseph Haesaerts
François Heyens
13   Greece Greece total 3910
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Georgios Moraitinis
Iason Sappas
14   Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia total 3542
Rudolf Jelen
Josef Sucharda
Václav Kindl
Josef Linert
Antonín Brych


  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games: Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Historical Results". ISSF. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

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