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Arthur Carnell

Full name: Arthur Ashton Carnell
Gender: Male
Born: March 21, 1862 in Somers Town, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 11, 1940 in Bedford Park, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Mansfield Highgate Rifle Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


The 1908 Olympic small-bore rifle title was decided at Bisley over rounds at 50 years and 100 yards. After the opening round at 50 yards, Carnell was in the joint fifth position but moved into the lead during the second phase at 100 yards, finishing one point ahead of [Harold Humby], the half-way stage leader. Carnell finished with a total of 387 points out of a possible 400 and in view of this fine performance in the individual event, he was asked to compete in the team event, for which he had been named as reserve. Not wishing to deprive another marksman of the chance of Olympic competition, Carnell declined selection for the team event but despite his absence, Britain still won the gold medals by a comfortable margin. Both Arthur Carnell and his wife, who was also a champion shot, were members of the Mansfield (Highgate) Rifle Club.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 46 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS 5dP 1cP
1908 Summer 46 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 387 192 195
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