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Allen Whitty

Full name: Allen Whitty
Gender: Male
Born: May 5, 1867 in Martley, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Died: July 22, 1949 in Aldermaston, West Berkshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

By concealing his true age, Allen Whitty joined the Worcestershire Regiment as a 13-year-old boy and soon saw service in India where he developed his skills as a marksman. He returned home as a regimental sergeant major in 1897 and became a well-known figure at Army and national rifle meetings. He was a member of the Army VIII at various times between 1897 and 1920 and he shot in the King’s Hundred five times, the last being in 1938 as a 71-year-old. Allen Whitty was gazetted to a quartermaster’s commission in his county regiment in June 1916, and later that year, won a DSO after which he was soon promoted to lieutenant colonel. At the 1924 Olympics, Whitty only competed in the running deer, double shot, events, and after finishing in 18th place individually, he won a gold medal as a member of the team that defeated Norway by single point.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 56 Paris Shooting Men's Running Target, Double Shot Great Britain GBR 18
1924 Summer 56 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 56 Paris Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 56

Men's Running Target, Double Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 56 Paris Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 263 68
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