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Sumner Paine

Full name: Sumner Paine
Gender: Male
Born: May 13, 1868 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 18, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Gastinne-Renette Galleries, Paris, FRA
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Brother of John Paine.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Sumner Paine was descended from the same stock as his brother, John, which in addition to their yachtsman/father, included Robert Treat Paine, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Sumner attended Harvard briefly in the 1890s, but finished up at the University of Colorado Medical School, where he earned an M.D. He never practiced, however, leaving immediately to work in Paris as a gunsmith. When John Paine arrived in 1896 to take Sumner to Paris, Sumner immediately rounded up a stock of the best pistols he had, and 3,500 rounds of ammunition-more than enough, as they used up only 96 rounds. In Athens, Sumner lost the military pistol event to his brother, but with John not entering the free pistol match, Sumner won easily.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 27 Athina Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 30 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1896 Summer 27 Athina Shooting Men's Military Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Free Pistol, 30 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TH PTS
1896 Summer 27 Athina Shooting United States USA Final Standings 24 442

Men's Military Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TH PTS
1896 Summer 27 Athina Shooting United States USA Final Standings 23 380
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