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Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards

Shooting at the 1908 Summer Games:

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley; Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Date Started: July 10, 1908
Date Finished: July 10, 1908
Format: 50 yards. 60 shots per shooter. Individual possible 600.

Gold: BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Silver: BEL Réginald Storms
Bronze: USA Jim Gorman

Summary

This competition came down to Paul Van Asbroeck and Jim Gorman, who would also post the highest individual scores in the team free pistol event, with Gorman besting Van Asbroeck in that event. Gorman was the last man to shoot but came in behind Van Asbroeck and his teammate, Réginald Storms. After the scores were announced, Gorman protested, claiming a double, noting that one of his bullets had gone through a previous hole. The protest was considered but disallowed the next day, and Van Asbroeck won the gold medal, Gorman the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Paul Van Asbroeck 33 Belgium BEL Gold 490 OR
2 Réginald Storms Belgium BEL Silver 487
3 Jim Gorman 49 United States USA Bronze 485
4 Charles Axtell 49 United States USA 480
5 Jesse Wallingford 36 Great Britain GBR 467
6 André Barbillat France FRA 466
7 William Ellicott Great Britain GBR 458
8 Irving Calkins 32 United States USA 457
9 John Dietz 37 United States USA 455
10 André Regaud 40 France FRA 451
11 Geoffrey Coles 37 Great Britain GBR 449
12 Jacob van der Kop 39 Netherlands NED 447
13 Henry Lynch-Staunton 34 Great Britain GBR 443
14 William Lane-Joynt 53 Great Britain GBR 442
15 René Englebert Belgium BEL 441
16 William Newton Great Britain GBR 440
17 Léon Moreaux 56 France FRA 438
18 Frans-Albert Schartau 30 Sweden SWE 436
19 Thomas LeBoutillier 29 United States USA 436
20 Vilhelm Carlberg 28 Sweden SWE 432
21 Reginald Sayre 48 United States USA 430
22 Jean Depassio France FRA 427
23 Charles Wirgman Great Britain GBR 425
24 Piet ten Bruggen Cate 37 Netherlands NED 421
25 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 38 Greece GRE 419
26 Alexandros Theofilakis Greece GRE 409
27 Hübner von Holst 26 Sweden SWE 408
28 Peter Jones 28 Great Britain GBR 407
29 Ioannis Theofilakis Greece GRE 406
30 Léon Lécuyer 53 France FRA 401
31 James Le Fevre Great Britain GBR 399
32 Defkalion Rediadis 26 Greece GRE 397
33 Eric Carlberg 28 Sweden SWE 396
34 Maurice Robion du Pont France FRA 391
35 Otto von Rosen 23 Sweden SWE 386
36 Jan de Blécourt 47 Netherlands NED 381
37 Jacques Pinchart Belgium BEL 372
38 Walter Winans 56 United States USA 368
39 Henry Munday Great Britain GBR 358
40 Gerard van den Bergh 25 Netherlands NED 343
41 Christiaan Brosch 30 Netherlands NED 337
42 John Bashford Great Britain GBR 329
43 Antonie de Gee 36 Netherlands NED 226