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Archery at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Continental Style

Archery at the 1908 Summer Games:

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London; White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 20, 1908
Date Finished: July 20, 1908
Format: 40 arrows shot at 50 metres.

Gold: FRA Eugène Grisot
Silver: FRA Louis Vernet
Bronze: FRA Gustave Cabaret

Summary

Continental style refers to the fact that the arrows for this distance were shot one at a time, as opposed to proper rounds in which the arrows are shot in flights of three. Eight British archers competed unofficially in this event, at the request of the French archers, according to the Official Report. We have listed them among the official contestants to indicate approximately where they would have placed, but they had no official placings. All eight had also competed in the Gentlemen's Double York Round. The leader among the unofficial contestants, Robert Backhouse, would have finished second and was awarded a Diploma of Merit for his efforts.

Little is known about the winner, Eugène Grisot. But 12 years later, at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Grisot competed in the Olympics again in archery, winning three medals in the team events that year, finishing his Olympic career with one gold, two silvers, and one bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS TH G
1 Eugène Grisot 41 France FRA Gold 263 39 9
2 Louis Vernet 37 France FRA Silver 256 40 7
3 Gustave Cabaret 41 France FRA Bronze 255 39 10
4 Charles Aubras France FRA 231 39 8
5 Charles Quervel France FRA 223 37 9
6 Albert Dauchez France FRA 222 37 10
7 Louis-Albert Salingré France FRA 215 39 7
8 Henri Berton France FRA 212 40 8
9 Eugène Richez 43 France FRA 210 38 9
10 Édouard Beaudoin France FRA 206 34 3
11 Charles Vallée 46 France FRA 193 37 5
12 John Keyworth 48 Great Britain GBR 190 38 4
13 Émile Fisseux 40 France FRA 185 37 6
14 Jean-Louis de la Croix France FRA 177 37 3
15 Henry Richardson 18 United States USA 171 33 4
16 Alfred Poupart France FRA 155 35 3
17 Oscar Jay France FRA 134 34 0
AC Robert Backhouse 54 Great Britain GBR [260] [40] [9] Unofficial competitor
AC Hugh Nesham 30 Great Britain GBR [221] [37] [7] Unofficial competitor
AC Richard Bagnall-Oakley Great Britain GBR [214] [34] [5] Unofficial competitor
AC Robert Heathcote 43 Great Britain GBR [183] [37] [4] Unofficial competitor
AC Joseph Stopford Great Britain GBR [182] [34] [4] Unofficial competitor
AC Capel Pownall Great Britain GBR [171] [35] [2] Unofficial competitor
AC John Bridges 56 Great Britain GBR [155] [35] [3] Unofficial competitor
AC Geoffrey Cornewall 38 Great Britain GBR [144] [32] [0] Unofficial competitor