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Charles Palmer

Full name: Charles Palmer
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1869 in Old Warden, Central Bedfordshire, Great Britain
Died: November 14, 1947 in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Charles Palmer was the only member of the medal winning trap teams of 1908 and 1912 to compete in the event in 1920. Having won the gold medal in the team trap event at London in 1908, it was Charles Palmer's nerve that made sure Great Britain pulled off the silver medal in Stockholm four years later. The Americans were guaranteed the gold medal and Palmer was the last man to shoot in very windy and blustery conditions. He needed seven hits out of ten shots to guarantee second place but with one shot remaining he had hit only six targets and they were tied with the Germans in second place. But coolly, he hit the tenth target to give his team the silver medal. Palmer competed in his third Olympics at Antwerpen in 1920 and came close to collecting a full set of medals when Great Britain were pushed into fourth place in the team trap event by Sweden.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Men's Trap Great Britain GBR 5T
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Men's Trap, Team Great Britain-1 GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Men's Trap Great Britain GBR 21
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Men's Trap, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Trap, Team Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS S1P S2P S3P R1P R2P R3P
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 55 23 12 20
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 82 15 24 43

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Great Britain-1 GBR Final Standings 1 407 71
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Great Britain-1 GBR Stage One NP 127 25
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Great Britain-1 GBR Stage Two NP 96 12
1908 Summer 38 London Shooting Great Britain-1 GBR Stage Three NP 184 34
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 2 511 79
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 1 NP 104 17
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 2 NP 160 27
1912 Summer 42 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 3 NP 247 35
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 488
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 1 NP 51
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 2 NP 54
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 3 NP 73
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 4 NP 76
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 5 NP 89
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 6 NP 106
1920 Summer 50 Antwerpen Shooting Great Britain GBR Round 7 NP 39
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