Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Shooting Stand of SÃ©guin Island, Billancourt
Date Started: July 15, 1900
Date Finished: July 17, 1900
Format: 20 shots.
|Gold:||Roger de Barbarin|
|Bronze:||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 Belgiumâs [RenÃ© 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.
|1||Roger de Barbarin||39||France||FRA||Gold||17||13|
|3||Justinien, Count Clary||40||France||FRA||Bronze||17|
|7T||Sidney Merlin||44||Great Britain||GBR||12|
|7T||AndrÃ©, Baron de Schonen||31||France||FRA||12|
|7T||Charles, Baron de Jaubert||36||France||FRA||12|
|23||Paul de Montholon||France||FRA|