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Otto Olsen

Full name: Otto Martin Olsen
Gender: Male
Born: December 13, 1884 in Østre Aker, Oslo, Norway
Died: January 13, 1953 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo Sportsskyttere, Oslo (NOR) / Oslo Østre Skytterlag, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (8 Total)

Biography

Otto Olsen was an excellent running target shooter, winning the single shot competition in the 1920 Games, and adding another gold as a member of the Norwegian running target team. Four years later he was also a member of the victorious Norwegian team at the Paris Olympics. He was also an excellent rifle shooter, winning gold medal in military rifle, prone at Antwerp in 1920. Olsen was also World Champion in the running deer double shot team competition in both 1929 at Stockholm and 1931 at Lwów, as well as silver medallist in the running deer single shot team event (1929, 1931), and silver medallist in the double shot individual (1929), making for a total of three golds and three silvers in World Championships. He was Nordic Champion in 1926, 1928 and 1936 and was awarded the King's Cup as best Norwegian shooter in the 1929 and 1932 national championships. He is the Norwegian shooter with the highest number of Olympic medals, eight in total: four gold, three silver and one bronze. Olsen was from Oslo and worked as a cargo manager for the Norwegian Railway Company NSB.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP SP KSP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 908 343 283 282

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 2 4,748 908
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Prone NP 1,695
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Kneeling/Sitting NP 1,562
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Standing NP 1,491

Men's Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 73

Men's Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 8 594 113

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 60

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 6 280

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

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 4 282

Men's Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 6 242

Men's Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 2 565 117

Men's Running Target, Single Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SO
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 43
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 39 17

Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 1 178 39
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 1 160 37

Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 39 Paris Shooting Norway NOR Final Standings 2 262 67
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