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John Black

Full name: John Hutchison Black
Gender: Male
Born: October 26, 1882 in Coylton, South Ayrshire, Great Britain
Died: October 16, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Scotland-born John Black moved to Canada and took up trap shooting at a young age, eventually representing his adopted nation at two editions of the Summer Olympics. In 1920 he entered the individual trap event, but failed to earn a medal. Four years later he captured a silver medal in the team event, alongside William Barnes, George Beattie, James Montgomery, Samuel Newton, and Samuel Vance. This team also came in third at that year’s British Championships. Outside of the Olympics, he had several notable tournament placements, including third at the 1918 Grand American Handicap and first at the 1921 Manitoba Provincial Championships. He died several months after winning his Olympic medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Trap Canada CAN AC
1924 Summer 41 Paris Shooting Men's Trap, Team Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 37 Antwerpen Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 52

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 41 Paris Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 2 360 87