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Walter Winans

Full name: Walter Winans
Gender: Male
Born: April 5, 1852 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 12, 1920 in Barking, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting, Art Competitions

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

After settling in America in the late 17th century the Wynants family changed their Dutch name to Winans and prospered with the development of the railroads. Walter Winans' father was one of two brothers who went to Russia to direct the building of the national railway system and the future Olympic champion was born and educated in St. Petersburg. Winans eventually settled in England and showed immense talent in many fields. Apart from his Olympic rifle successes, he was a noted pistol shot and a renowned equestrian sculptor, exhibiting 14 times at the British Royal Academy In this field he won a second Olympic gold medal in the Arts Competition at Stockholm in 1912 – the only American to win medals both in the art and sport phases of Olympic competition. At the 1908 Olympics, there was a question raised about Winans' eligibility because he had never set foot in America and he was required to swear his allegiance to the U.S. Consul General in order to participate in the Olympics. Winans did eventually visit the US but not until he was 58 years of age. Trotting, another of his interests, led to his death. While driving in a race in England, he suffered a heart attack, fell, and broke his skull, dying instantly.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards United States USA 38
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards United States USA 19T
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards United States USA 10T
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting Men's Running Target, Single Shot United States USA 6T
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting Men's Running Target, Double Shot United States USA 1 Gold OR
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres United States USA 49
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres United States USA 8
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team United States USA 4
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing United States USA 1 Gold
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Running Target, Single Shot United States USA 29
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team United States USA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting Men's Running Target, Double Shot United States USA 11

Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 368

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 356

Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS TH
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 30 276

Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TTH TP IP
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 4 117 1,097 271

Mixed Sculpturing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Art Competitions United States Final Standings 1 An American Trotter

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 30

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 13

Men's Running Target, Single Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 21
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 24

Men's Running Target, Single Shot, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 2 132 39

Men's Running Target, Double Shot

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SO
1908 Summer 56 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 46 44
1912 Summer 60 Stockholm Shooting United States USA Final Standings 59
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