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Herbert Perry

Full name: Herbert Spencer Perry
Gender: Male
Born: January 23, 1894
Died: July 20, 1966 in Bridport, Dorset, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Herbert Perry was commissioned from the Special Reserve into Royal Artillery in 1916 and retired from the Army in 1920 as a lieutenant with the honorary rank of captain. At 30 years of age, he was the youngest member of the team that won the gold medals in the running deer – double shot team event at the 1924 Olympics and he played a significant role in Britain’s narrow victory. With only Perry left to shoot, Norway led Britain by 67 pointes and as Perry only managed 29 points with his first 10 shots, victory seemed assured for the Norwegians but with his final 10 shots Perry scored 39 points to give Britain a dramatic one point win. Perry’s second series was the best 10 shots of the entire competition. He also placed 13th in the individual double shot event.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 30 Paris Shooting Men's Running Target, Double Shot Great Britain GBR 13T
1924 Summer 30 Paris Shooting Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Running Target, Double Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1924 Summer 30 Paris Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 59

Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 30 Paris Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 263 68
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