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Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: August 2, 1920
Date Finished: August 2, 1920
Format: 50 metres. 60 shots. Individual possible 600. Team competitors could allow their score to stand for the individual match.

Gold: USA Karl Frederick
Silver: BRA Afrânio da Costa
Bronze: USA Al Lane

Summary

The United States loaned the Brazilians a new Colt .22 for this event. Afrânio da Costa used the borrowed pistol and some UMC ammunition to place second in this event. The champion was Karl Frederick who later captained the 1948 U.S. Olympic shooting team and eventually served as President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Vice-President of the U.S. Revolver Association. The defending champion from Stockholm, Alfred Lane, placed third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Karl Frederick 39 United States USA Gold 496
2 Afrânio da Costa 28 Brazil BRA Silver 489
3 Al Lane 28 United States USA Bronze 481
4 Laurits Larsen 48 Denmark DEN 475
5 Niels Larsen 30 Denmark DEN 470
6 Anders Andersson 44 Sweden SWE 467
7 Paul Van Asbroeck 45 Belgium BEL 466
8T Iason Sappas Greece GRE 464
8T Casimir Reuterskiöld 36 Sweden SWE 464
10 Ioannis Theofilakis Greece GRE 462
AC Gunnar Gabrielsson 28 Sweden SWE 460
AC George Fiske 28 United States USA 458
AC Ray Bracken 29 United States USA 456
AC Guilherme Parãense 35 Brazil BRA 456
AC Sebastião Wolf 51 Brazil BRA 454
AC Lars Jørgen Madsen 48 Denmark DEN 450
AC Sigvard Hultcrantz 31 Sweden SWE 450
AC Anders Johnsson 29 Sweden SWE 448
AC Gerard van den Bergh 37 Netherlands NED 445
AC Antoine Bouwens 43 Netherlands NED 444
AC Klaas Woldendorp 49 Netherlands NED 443
AC Einar Liberg 46 Norway NOR 442
AC Dario Barbosa 37 Brazil BRA 441
AC Oluf Wesmann-Kjær 45 Norway NOR 434
AC Howard Bayles 43 United States USA 430
AC Fernando Soledade Brazil BRA 424
AC Otto Plantener 30 Denmark DEN 419
AC Carl Pedersen 32 Denmark DEN 413
AC Christian Andersen 23 Denmark DEN 407
AC Cornelis van Altenburg 48 Netherlands NED 397
AC Herman Bouwens 51 Netherlands NED 394