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Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team

Shooting at the 1920 Summer Games:


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: July 29, 1920
Date Finished: July 29, 1920
Format: 300 and 600 metres prone. Five-man teams, each shooter with 10 shots at each distance. Team possible 600. Individual possible 120.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: NOR Norway
Bronze: SUI Switzerland


Fourteen nations competed in this event. The United States was a comfortable winner as they had been in three of the four team military rifle events. The did not win only in the 300 metre standing event, in which they finished second to Denmark. Norway won the silver medal, their only medal in one of the team military rifle events. Switzerland and France tied for third with 563 points. Some sources state that Switzerland and France had a shoot-off for third with Switzerland prevailing 280-276, but the tie was actually broken by comparing scores in the 600 metre portion of this event, Switzerland leading France, 281-276.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 United States USA Gold 573
2 Norway NOR Silver 565
3 Switzerland SUI Bronze 563
4 France FRA 563
5 South Africa RSA 560
6 Sweden SWE 558
7 Greece GRE 553
8 Czechoslovakia TCH 536
9 Italy ITA 527
10 Finland FIN 524
11 Portugal POR 519
12 Spain ESP 510
13 Netherlands NED 495
14 Belgium BEL 469