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Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 12, 1896
Format: 300 metres. Four ten-shot strings. Score for each string determined by multiplying target hits by points scored.

Gold: GRE Georgios Orfanidis
Silver: GRE Ioannis Frangoudis
Bronze: DEN Viggo Jensen


The champion, [Georgios Orfanidis], was the son of a university professor. The event began on 11 April but were postponed at the request of the competitors when they were unable to finish the competition before darkness.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS
1 Georgios Orfanidis Greece GRE Gold 37 1,583
2 Ioannis Frangoudis Greece GRE Silver 31 1,312
3 Viggo Jensen 21 Denmark DEN Bronze 31 1,305
4 Anastasios Metaxas 34 Greece GRE 1,102
5 Pantelis Karasevdas Greece GRE 1,039
AC Xenon Mikhailidis Greece GRE
AC Nikolaos Trikoupis Greece GRE
AC Ioannis Theofilakis Greece GRE
AC Alexandros Theofilakis Greece GRE
AC Pavlos Pavlidis Greece GRE
AC Moustakopoulos Greece GRE
AC Sidney Merlin 39 Great Britain GBR
AC Nikolaos Levidis 27 Greece GRE
AC Karakatsanis Greece GRE
AC Alexios Fetsis Greece GRE
AC Georgios Diamantis Greece GRE
AC Khatzidakis Greece GRE
AC Antelothanasis Greece GRE
AC Ioannis Vourakis Greece GRE DNF
AC Leonidas Lanngakis Greece GRE DNF