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Dennis Fenton

Full name: Dennis Fenton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: November 20, 1888 in Ballincota, Kerry, Ireland
Died: March 29, 1954 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Born in Baile an Chótagh (Ballincota), West Kerry, Dennis Fenton emigrated to the United States in April 1906, arriving in Boston. He initially worked there in a leather factory but enlisted in the Army at Fort Slocum, New York on 18 February 1908. He did his basic training at Fort Logan Roots in Little Rock, Arkansas and was then shipped to the Philippines, where he was based at Camp Jossman from 5 September 1911. He later served in the 18th Infantry at Fort William McKinley just south of Manila. Fenton developed his rifle skills in the Philippines where his bases had excellent ranges. He also served briefly in China. During World War I Fenton was transferred back to the states where he was stationed in Arizona and trained recruits.

In 1920 Fenton was a First Sergeant with the 35th Infantry of the US Army in Washington, DC, when he was chosen for the US Olympic shooting team. He had become a naturalized US citizen on 22 June 1918. At the Antwerp Olympics Fenton won three gold medals in team shooting events and a bronze in the individual small-bore rifle contest. He returned to the Olympics in 1924 at Paris, winning his fifth Olympic medal, a bronze in the running deer, single shot, team event. After his Olympic appearances, Fenton remained in the Army as a career soldier, eventually reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired from the Army on 31 October 1937 while stationed in Michigan.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP SP KSP
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 960 351 267 342

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 4,876 960
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Prone NP 1,733
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Kneeling/Sitting NP 1,725
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Standing NP 1,418

Men's Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 35 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 82

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 287 60
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Shoot-Off 1 1T 283 56
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Shoot-Off 2 1 284 58

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Standing, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 385

Men's Small Bore-Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 1,899 385

Men's Running Target, Single Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 35 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 34

Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 35 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 3 148 32

Men's Running Target, Double Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 35 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 49

Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 35 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 5 233 43
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