Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 20, 1908
Date Finished: July 20, 1908
Format: 40 arrows shot at 50 metres.
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.
|12||John Keyworth||48||Great Britain||GBR||190||38||4|
|14||Jean-Louis de la Croix||France||FRA||177||37||3|
|15||Henry Richardson||18||United States||USA||171||33||4|
|AC||Robert Backhouse||54||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Hugh Nesham||30||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Richard Bagnall-Oakley||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Robert Heathcote||61||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Joseph Stopford||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Capel Pownall||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||John Bridges||56||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Geoffrey Cornewall||38||Great Britain||GBR||||||||Unofficial competitor|