Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: July 29, 1920
Date Finished: July 30, 1920
Format: 300 metres standing. 10 shots. Individual possible 60.
|Silver:||Lars Jørgen Madsen|
Carl Osburn shot 53 in the team portion of this event, but exercised his option to shoot again for an individual score. He succeeded in improving his score to 56, which won him the gold medal. Larry Nuesslein had equalled Osburn’s score of 56 in the team event, but also elected to shoot over for an individual score. For Nuesslein, the decision backfired, as he recorded a 54 and only won the bronze medal in a shoot-off. Carl Osburn had won five shooting medals at the 1912 Olympics and added six more in Antwerp, giving him 11 in all - the most ever by an American Olympian, equalled by Mark Spitz over 50 years later in 1972, and bettered by Jenny Thompson in 2004 with 12.
|1||Carl Osburn||35||United States||USA||Gold||56|
|2||Lars Jørgen Madsen||48||Denmark||DEN||Silver||55|
|3||Larry Nuesslein||24||United States||USA||Bronze||54||56|
|7T||Anders Peter Nielsen||52||Denmark||DEN||53|
|7T||Lloyd Spooner||35||United States||USA||53|
|AC||Willis Lee||31||United States||USA||48|
|AC||Arthur Rothrock||34||United States||USA||45|