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Walter Ewing

Full name: Walter Hamilton Ewing
Gender: Male
Born: February 11, 1878 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: June 25, 1945 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Walter Ewing was one of Canada’s greatest sport shooters prior to World War II, although his career was brief and received little national attention in his day. His most well-known success came at the 1908 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal in the individual trap shooting contest after leading in all three stages of the event. This came after a controversial scrubbing of the scores from the first round (in which the British trio of Charles Palmer, Richard Hutton, and John Postans had held the lead), following a Canadian protest. He also took silver in the team event, alongside George Beattie, Mylie Fletcher, David McMackon, George Vivian, and Arthur Westover, after earning the highest score among the Canadians and the second-highest overall, after Great Britain’s Alexander Maunder. Ewing remained in London for a while after the Games, winning several local tournaments, and then returned to Canada, where he captured numerous provincial and national titles. Most notably, he was national champion in the individual trap in 1910 and 1911, and the two and five man team trap in 1910. In 1912, however, he turned down the opportunity to defend his national and Olympic titles and faded into obscurity. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1958.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Men's Trap Canada CAN 1 Gold OR
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Men's Trap, Team Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS S1P S2P S3P
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 72 27 18 27

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 2 405 81
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Canada CAN Stage One NP 114 24
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Canada CAN Stage Two NP 95 19
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Canada CAN Stage Three NP 196 38
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