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Cornelius van Oyen

Full name: Cornelius Maria van Oyen
Gender: Male
Born: November 28, 1886 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: January 19, 1954 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


German sports shooter Cornelius van Oyen participated in the rapid-fire pistol event at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Van Oyen shot a clean round to win the gold medal in the 3-second round, hitting one more target than his team-mate [Heinz Hax]. In 1937 and 1939 van Oyen was a member of the German rapid-fire pistol team that won the team bronze medal at the World Championships. In 1939, he also won silver in the individual rapid-fire pistol event behind Sweden’s [Torsten Ullman].

He was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the German Sports Shooting Association. By profession, van Oyen was an inspector at the Bötzow Brewery, in whose cellars he had set up his training program.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit R1(8)P R2(6)P R3(4)P R4(3)P
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Shooting Germany GER Final Standings 18 6 6 6
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