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Shooting at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Trap

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Shooting Stand of Séguin Island, Billancourt
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 17, 1900
Format: 20 shots.

Gold: FRA Roger de Barbarin
Silver: BEL René Guyot
Bronze: FRA Justinien, Count Clary


The details of the 1900 trap shooting are not well known. The first and second places came down to a shoot-off between a Frenchman, [Roger de Barbarin], and Belgium’s [René Guyot], who tied at 17 each. De Barbarin won 13-12 in the shoot-off. Third went to [Justinien, Count Clary], a French shooter who also scored 17, but is not listed in the shoot-off in the newspapers of the time, for some reason. Count Clary later served on the IOC from 1919-33. [David Wallechinsky] in The Complete Book of the Olympics, notes that de Barbarin was described as a man with "a piercing gaze and a delicate black moustache".

While the other seven shooting events of the Paris Olympics also doubled as the World Championships, this was not the case for the trap shooting.This was to be the first and only time, the World Championships were held concurrently with the Olympics and the Olympic Champions also became World Champions. It was the fourth staging of the World Championships, having previously been held in Lyon (France) in 1897, Turin (Italy) 1898 and Loosduinen 1899 which, since 1923 has been a district of Den Haag (Netherlands). But, this did not apply to trap, which was not seen at the World Championships until Stockholm in 1929.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO
1 Roger de Barbarin 39 France FRA Gold 17 13
2 René Guyot Belgium BEL Silver 17 12
3 Justinien, Count Clary 40 France FRA Bronze 17
4 César Bettex 36 Switzerland SUI 16
5 Hilaret France FRA 15
6 Édouard Geynet France FRA 13
7T Sidney Merlin 44 Great Britain GBR 12
7T André, Baron de Schonen 31 France FRA 12
7T Jules Charpentier 21 France FRA 12
7T Charles, Baron de Jaubert 36 France FRA 12
7T Joseph Labbé 49 France FRA 12
7T Sion France FRA 12
13T Amédée Aubry France FRA 11
13T Gheorghe Plagino 23 Romania ROU 11
15T Maurice Bucquet 40 France FRA 9
15T Léon Moreaux 48 France FRA 9
15T Reverdin France FRA 9
18 Jacques Nivière France FRA
19 Gaston Legrand France FRA
20 Ador France FRA
21 André Mercier France FRA
22 Roger Nivière 33 France FRA
23 Paul de Montholon France FRA
24 de Saint-James France FRA
25 Soucaret France FRA
26 Pierre Perrier France FRA
27 G. Brosselin France FRA
28 A. Darnis France FRA
29 N. Guyot France FRA
30 Pourchainaux France FRA
31 Anjou France FRA