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Archery at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Double York Round

Archery at the 1908 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London; White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 17, 1908
Date Finished: July 18, 1908
Format: 72 arrows at 100 yards (91.4 metres), 48 arrows at 80 yards (73.2 metres), and 24 arrows at 60 yards (54.9 metres) on each day (288 arrows in all).

Gold: GBR William Dod
Silver: GBR Reginald Brooks-King
Bronze: USA Henry Richardson

Summary

William Dod led after the first day, scoring 403 with 91 hits, to lead Reginald Brooks-King, who posted marks of 393 and 93. John Penrose was 3rd after day one, with Henry Richardson only in 5th place. On Saturday, Richardson had the highest score, with 417 points and 93 hits, followed by Dod who scored 412 with 94 hits. However, Dod's marks sufficed to keep him in the lead and earn him the gold medal.

William Dod was certainly not favored. Since 1900, the British National Championship had been divided among Brooks-King (5 titles - 1900, 1902-03, 1906, 1908), with John Penrose, John Bridges, Eyre Hussey, and Hugh Nesham winning a single championship.

Dod would win his only British title in 1909. He was the brother of Lottie Dod, the runner-up in the women's archery, and likely the greatest female all-arounder in British sporting history. They were appropriately descended from Sir Antony Dod of Edge, who commanded the English archers at Agincourt. From a wealthy family, William Dod never had to worry about school or work, and spent his time in the pursuit of his sporting interests. He was also quite accomplished in golf and big game hunting.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS TH G
1 William Dod 40 Great Britain GBR Gold 815 185 13
2 Reginald Brooks-King 46 Great Britain GBR Silver 768 184 7
3 Henry Richardson 18 United States USA Bronze 760 170 8
4 John Penrose 57 Great Britain GBR 709 175 9
5 John Bridges 56 Great Britain GBR 687 165 15
6 Harold James Great Britain GBR 652 156 0
7 Theodore Robinson Great Britain GBR 647 153 17
8 Hugh Nesham 30 Great Britain GBR 643 153 7
9 John Keyworth 48 Great Britain GBR 622 162 9
10 Charles Keene Great Britain GBR 543 131 6
11 Capel Pownall Great Britain GBR 532 141 7
12 Joseph Stopford Great Britain GBR 530 124 17
13 Robert Backhouse 54 Great Britain GBR 516 122 9
14 Robert Heathcote 43 Great Britain GBR 476 118 7
15 Geoffrey Cornewall 38 Great Britain GBR 430 112 7
16 Henri Berton France FRA 425 95 8
17 Eugène Richez 43 France FRA 418 110 3
18 Charles Coates 51 Great Britain GBR 413 109 3
19 Eugène Grisot 41 France FRA 410 100 10
20 Louis Vernet 37 France FRA 385 103 5
21 Richard Bagnall-Oakley Great Britain GBR 374 94 4
22 Louis-Albert Salingré France FRA 347 87 6
23 Albert Dauchez France FRA 280 68 4
24 Charles Quervel France FRA 241 63 1
25 Édouard Beaudoin France FRA 215 59 4
26 Gustave Cabaret 41 France FRA 191 53 4
27 Alfred Poupart France FRA 36 10 0