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Art Cook

Full name: Arthur Edwin "Art" Cook
Nickname(s): Artie, Cookie
Gender: Male
Born: March 19, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: Maryland Terrapins, College Park, Maryland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Art "Cookie" Cook began shooting at a 1939 Boy Scout camp and later took his shooting skills to the University of Maryland. At the 1948 Olympics he became the youngest American to ever win a gold medal in shooting by winning the English match, a record which lasted until 2008 when [Vincent Hancock] won gold in the skeet event. His gold was won only after a target check as he tied for first place with fellow American, [Walter Tomsen], with 599 of a possible 600, which was a world record at the time. Cookie had also won the U.S. English match title in 1948 and he later won two golds (individual small-bore rifle prone and team small-bore rifle prone (with [Martin Gunnarsson] and the non-Olympians Presley Kendall and James Eberwine) in 1959) and one silver (individual 50 m rifle 3 positions in 1951) medal in Pan American Games competition.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1948 Summer 20 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 599 100 100 100 100 100 99
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